Teddington international Jo Pavey failed in her bid for her third win in the Great Manchester Run 10km road race, finishing fifth on Sunday.

In her second race since giving birth to son Jacob last September, Pavey was 12 seconds behind the leaders by the halfway stage and dropped off the leading pack.

The 2007 and 2008 champion finished 83 seconds adrift of this year’s winner Worknesh Kidane, from Ethiopia, clocking 32 minutes, 42 seconds.

“I am so frustrated and disappointed,” said Pavey, despite being the first British woman to finish.

“As soon as the gun went off, I felt really awful and I knew it wasn’t going to be a good day.

“I trained really hard for but that was not a good run.”

Eight-month-old Jacob was at the finish to support his mum.

“The good thing is that, when you run badly, he is still smiling and pleased to see you,” added Pavey, 36.

She will now focus on chasing a 10,000m qualifying time for the European Champion-ships in Barcelona, Spain, at the end of July.

Other leading women: 8 Justine Heslop (Clapham Chasers) 33.15, 33 Catherine Wilding (Serpentine) 38.31, 49 Emma Tomlinson (Ranelagh) 40.41.

Olympic triathlete Tim Don, who runs for Thames Turbo, raced to a lifetime best time of 28:56 to finish second Briton and seventh overall in the men’s race, won by Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie in 28:02.

Other leading men: 46 Jeff Cunningham (Herne Hill Harriers) 33.07, 47 Paul Freary (Belgrave) 33.15.