Dave Roper led a strong Cheltenham squad home at the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k as nine Harriers were rewarded for the trip to Yorkshire with personal best times. The race, which incorporated the England Championships, is renowned as one of the highest standard road races in the UK, with Roper representing the Midlands in an inter-area match held within the race. An impressive performance from the Dave Newport coached runner saw him lower his pb to 30:22 for 25th place. In 61st place Graham Rush was again in good form for a 31:30 pb before Rhys Park crossed the line in 31:49 for 73rd position. Andrew van Kints made the top 100 with a 32:11 pb in 91st place before Phil Beastall broke the 33 minute barrier for the first time in 32:53. Will New and Anthony Bailey were separated by just six seconds as they also set pbs of 33:17 and 33:23 respectively. Running his fastest 10k since 2007, Russell Forsbrook impressed with a 33:34 clocking before James Miller broke the 34 minute barrier for the first time with 33:59 for 195th place. Jon Barnes then followed in 34:16 to finish two seconds ahead of James Bingham who set a pb whilst Richard Evershed low lowered his best ever time to 34:26.