SIMON JONES led the way for Pickering Running Club at the London Marathon after crossing the line in three hours and 14 minutes.

He was one of three runners who guaranteed themselves a good-for-age place at next year’s London Marathon.

Following on from Jones were Simon Tyrrell, who achieved a personal best time of 3.18, and Kelly Gaughan (3.28).

Also in London were Kate Towse, recovering from Covid and finishing in 4.51, and Nicola Wise (4.25).

Serena Partridge finished the Bridlington half-marathon in 1.57 - despite being interrupted by a police car chase.

In the Fadmoor 10k, a local, multi-terrain event to raise money for Ryedale Special Families, veteran Mike Hetherton, sped around the course in 57 minutes 26 seconds, finishing15th.

Mike Punchard (63:48) was 19th and Sally Edwards (67:30) finished seventh lady.

Sue Slack (six hours 24 minutes) made short work of the Hardmoors Fryupdale marathon, finishing first in category and faster than anyone in the previous category.

Seven PRC members took on the Fryupdale half-marathon option. Simon Jones, only six days after his exploits in London, was second overall and first in category in 2.07.

Serena Partridge (2.58) was seventh lady and followed by Kate Towse (3.22), Louise Parkin (3.28), Nicola Wise (3.43), Graham Robinson (4.20) and Dean Wise (4.44).

Sally Vaughan completed the 10k option in 1.37.

Shawn Imeson completed the Manchester Half-Marathon in 1.47.

Andrew Bates finished the Palma de Mallorca Marathon with a personal best of 4.30.

Sally Brown crossed the Kilham 10k line in 64 minutes.

Louise Parkin and Kirsty Brown completed the No Ego Conquer the Forest half marathon in Dalby Forest.