A marathon effort from the hardy Dacorum & Tring runners

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Dacorum & Tring Road Runners were back in action at the weekend, with eight members running in the Milton Keynes half and full marathon.

Jamie Marlow got his long-distance training back on track with a 3:06 finish in the full marathon, good enough for 60th overall, while Louisa Hopper completed her first-ever marathon in 4:23:42.

In the half marathon, Michael Lamb led the team home in a time of 1:42:47, a new personal best for him as a V40 runner, and he was followed closely by Russell Morris in 1:44:32.

Jessica Tanner was next, just off her PB in 1:51:59, good enough for 55th senior lady out of 448, and only four weeks after running the London Marathon.

Helen Reardon posted a new PB by 38 seconds to finish in 2:04:14, while Michelle Ashwell also smashed her pb to cross the line in 2:05:57.

Matthew Stears finished in 2:06:48 – a great time considering he was not expected to even make it to the start line due to a nagging injury.

Elsewhere, Anya Higgins finished the Belfast Marathon in 4:48, just a month after running in London, and she raised over £500 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in the process.

Meanwhile, Nick Manning completed 13 miles in the inaugural Wings for Life World Run at Silverstone, one of 34 locations around the world where the event took place.