A Bourton Roadrunners athlete came agonisingly close to running another sub-three hour marathon.

Veteran runner, Darren Long, almost achieved this impressive feat at the Milton Keynes marathon on Bank Holiday Monday.

Despite the narrowly missed goal, Long still managed to clock in at three hours and one minute.



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Also at the marathon, previous club member and chairman Steve Edwards made history, completing his 1,000th marathon in four hours, two minutes and 57 seconds, securing several official world records in the process.

Elsewhere, John Harding tackled his first Bluebell Bash trail half marathon in Wimborne Minster, Dorset.

Despite wet and muddy conditions, the seasoned runner, accompanied by his two brothers, recorded a respectable two hours and twelve minutes.

Meanwhile, the experienced Claire Cox faced the gruelling Malvern Hills Ultra over the weekend.

Enduring the hills, mud, and navigational challenges of the 37-mile event, Cox finished second in the women's category in nine hours and 44 minutes, earning a much-desired medal.

In addition to marathons, parkruns were also popular among the Roadrunners over the weekend.

At Chipping Norton School, Alex Wilson clocked in at 27.30, while David Turnbull crossed the line at 31.49.

Elsewhere, Harcourt Hill saw Susan Hunt record 26.35, whilst Claire Carroll achieved 29.07 at Lewes Castle.

Barry O’Leary ran a time of 25.01 at Newtown, while, George Swayne clocked an impressive 19.23 at Stratford-upon-Avon.