Seven Dursley entrants were lining up on the Chipping Sodbury 5 K start line. It was an impressive outing for Dursley, with Dan Anderson leading the charge, first home overall with a new personal best of 17:24, with Richard Shirley not far behind in fourth, also with a PB.

Saturday 9 May found Becky Court back on home territory running the Rochford 10K, finishing in 138th in a solid time of 56:33.

The London Marathon has become an annual celebration of running for the Nation and indeed the world, the 35th event held on Sunday the 26th of April was no exception. It was particularly special as it was to be Paula Radcliffe’ farewell to competitive marathon running and the London event in particular.

At Stratford-upon-Avon, Tony Wooldridge completed the Shakespeare Marathon in 0:31:06 to place 110th overall and 5th MV65. At the accompanying half marathon, Margaret Johnson, Tara Truman and Audrey Harris all ran PBs, with Margaret leading the trio home in 01:42:40 to place 5th FV45-54.

On the other side of the channel it was very hot for Annette Heylings running in the Paris Marathon.