IT was another busy weekend of action for the Bourton Roadrunners, who were involved in marathons, half-marathons and Parkruns up and down the country.

In-form veteran runner Darren Long started his weekend on Saturday at the Berkeley Fission 20 Mile Berkeley race where he finished in two hours, 19 minutes and 27 seconds. He was accompanied by Kevin Goodwill (2:38:03) and second-claim member Linda Edwards (3:40:52).

The following day, Long travelled to Weston Super Mare with partner and fellow club member Maxine Emes, where the pair ran together at the Weston Half Marathon, finishing in a very respectable one hour and 40 minutes (Darren 1:40:20, Maxine 1:40:21) and both finishing 10th in their respective age-category.

Danny Hannig provided an inspiring performance at the Banbury 15, a fiercely competitive event known for its fast times, where he completed the 15 miles in one hour, 33 minutes and 41 seconds and 7th overall.

Steph Holton and her friend Catherine Wheeler, both of whom are preparing for the coast-to-coast challenge in May, travelled to Exmore, North Devon to run the Pound The Pound.

The pair finished joint-first ladies completing a remarkable 14 laps (over 35½ miles); a full lap ahead of the second lady. In addition to the fun and comradery, this event raised over £8000 for two local charities.

Claire Cox opted for a race nearer to home with the Clee Wold 14, organised by Cheltenham & County Harriers.

Susan Hunt travelled to Milton Keynes for the Twin Lake 20. The 20-mile multi-terrain course took in laps of two attractive lakes. Susan finished 6th in her category in a very respectable three hours, 21 minutes and 39 seconds.

Parkrun times:

Chipping Norton School: Edward Hare - 19:01(2nd Place overall), Pippa Krzywiec - 23:31, Barry O’Leary - 24:35, Julie Smith - 34:19.

Evesham: Claire Carroll - 31:11, Louise Hamilton-Smith - 31:11.

Newport, South Wales: Jaq Underwood - 27:25.

Northala Fields: Susan Hunt - 25:42

Southwark: Niamh Shoemark - 23:49 (VW55/1), Eva Shoemark - 23:49.