Three of Bourton Roadrunner's own showed off some grit as they completed the London Marathon.

Rebecca Townsend, Susan Hunt, and Nick Harper were amongst the 50,000 athletes participating in the legendary 26.2-miler.

This was Townsend's second marathon, held just two weeks after her first in Brighton.


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She finished the course in a sub-four hour time of three hours, 58 minutes and 19 seconds in an impressive performance.

Veteran runner and second claim member Susan Hunt achieved a respectable time of four hours, 18 minutes and 40 seconds.

Despite his struggle with injuries, social runner Nick Harper demonstrated exceptional determination, completing the distance in five hours, 28 minutes and 13 seconds.

While the trio was making Bourton proud in London, fellow Roadrunner Kevin Goodwill was busy in the Shakespeare Marathon in Stratford.

Goodwill finished the full marathon, an undulating course, in three hours, 28 minutes and 33 seconds.

Another participant from the club, Andy Peaston, opted for the half marathon at Stratford, joined by 1,750 other runners, as he crossed the finish line at one hour, 46 minutes and 40 seconds.

Meanwhile, Craig Hamilton-Smith, a new second-claim member, embarked on a unique challenge.

He took part in the three-day self-sufficient Highland Ultra Marathon at the Knoydart Peninsula in Scotland, covering 125 kilometres of mountain trails and bogs, and sleeping overnight in a tent.

The Roadrunners were also represented at local events.

The club fielded runners at various park runs.

In Castlehaven, Barry O’Leary finished third overall with a time of 25 minutes and 59 seconds.

Various members, including Chris Dry (26:10), Edward Hare (21:47), and Graham Lane (25:03), participated at Cheltenham's Pittville Park, Chipping Norton School, and Cirencester, respectively.

Eva Shoemark achieved a course personal best at Clapham Common (23:11), with Kate Price also running the course (34:57).

Megan Ratcliffe participated at Gunnersbury (26:14), Hunt ran at Milton Keynes (29:28), and Jaq Underwood in Newport (26:02).

Amongst the Oxford participants were Dougal Hamilton-Smith (21:06), Louise Hamilton-Smith (27:25), Claire Louise Carroll (27:40), and Liz Hulcup (27:45).

Lastly, George Swayne represented the club at Stratford (18:44).