WORCESTERSHIRE running ace Alice Wright took a bite out of the Big Apple at the United Airlines New York City Half Marathon.

The USA-based former King’s School Worcester pupil ran one hour 14 minutes 25 seconds to finish 14th woman.

The 14th running of the event took runners on a 13.1-mile tour through Brooklyn and Manhattan and past iconic city landmarks.

Wright, who hails from Abberley and is connected to Worcester Athletic Club, wrote on Twitter: “I would love to return next year and get in the top 10 but personally I don’t think it was too bad a day at the office.

“If nothing else it was a great experience on a tough course.”

Wright, 24, previously clocked 1.13.17 for 18th at the Chevron Houston Half Marathon in a strong debut over 13.1 miles.

Great Britain’s second fastest 10,000-metre female runner in 2018 went through the 10km mark in 34.19.

Last August she was sixth in the 10,000m while representing Team GB at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin.

Wright attended the University of New Mexico and moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, last July to train under coach Ben Rosario at Northern Arizona Elite.