PICKERING Running Club members spread themselves far and wide in the past week, competing in races from the Lake District to Berlin.

Colin Garnett (3.57) achieved his first sub-four-hour marathon when competing in the iconic Berlin Marathon, while Pam Garnett crossed in 5.57.

Clare Mawrey and Ruth Kaftirani tackled the Lakeland Four Passes, completing the circular 19-mile course with its 5,300ft of climbing in 5.26.

Rachael Harper took part in the hilly Punk Panther Reservoir Dogs ultra-marathon tour around seven of the reservoirs serving the Leeds area.

Harper started well on the 35-mile course - which features more than 3,000 feet of climbing - but had to pull out after 25 miles due to feeling unwell.

Bridget Houlston completed her second half Ironman event of the season at Hever Castle in Kent, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.

Houlston was fourth in category (14th lady), finishing the tough endurance event in 6.44.

The race comprises a 1.9km swim around the castle lake, a 90km cycle through the High Weald of Kent and the Ashdown Forest and a 21km run to finish.

Matt Knight completed a month of long-distance running by taking part in the Sheffield Half Marathon, which takes in views of the Peak District on the climb to Ringinglow.

Knight crossed in 2.06.

Meanwhile, Andrew Bates completed the Ealing Half Marathon in a personal-best time of 1.49.

In the local 10km races, Serena Partridge finished as third lady in the Sutton Park race - a circular that begins in Sutton-on-the-Forest - in 50 minutes and nine seconds.

Alison Hyde ran the SeeYorkRunYork Four Seasons in One Day 10km, an evening event on the York Knavesmire.

Hyde crossed the line in a very competitive 55:41, placing her seventh female and first in category.