London Marathon

We begin this week with marathon news, starting in the capital where Mark Jackson, Mary Swindles, Kath Scott and Sarah-Jane Cobb took on the iconic Virgin London Marathon. Mark finished in 3:30:01, Mary running for the MS Society 4:36:48, Kath 4:47:15 PB and Sarah-Jane 5:24:13 PB.

Meanwhile in Lancashire, 7 Newark Striders completed the Blackpool Marathon. Noel Henderson finished in 3:42:40 first in age category, Nicole Henderson 4:56:47 PB, Karen Illsley 4:57:56 PB and Heather Green 5:27:56 PB, both in their first marathon. Sara Whittaker, running with Heather 5:27:57 and Matt Patterson 5:33:16.

In the Leicester big 10K, Simeon Forrest crossed the line in 46:51 PB and Catherine Davies 56:03 PB.

At Thoresby, Adam Jackson was 3rd overall and 1st in age category in the Longhorn 60K ultra with a time of 5:29:55. 5 Striders were in the Longhorn 10K. Ruth Tall 1:08:25 PB, Katie Gabbitas 1:09:07, Gemma Latham 1:09:26, Jenny Palmer 1:09:26 running with daughter Charlotte 58:37 and Emma Ashwin 1:21:42. In the 5K event Simon Palmer won his age group in 27:48 running with daughter Emily 27:48.

In the Dark & White Peaks spring series 14.9K at Tideswell Emma Gilbert earned a Gold timing award with 1:27:40, Becky Clift finished in 2:00:18, Steve Padgett 2:00:25 and Tracey Partridge 2:00:38.

Kirsty Ballinger ran the Yorkshire Wildlife Park 5K, finishing in 37:10.

Well done to all who raced and all who travelled to support.