Harrier Andy digs deep to complete the Callanish Stones marathon

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Gade Valley Harrier Andy Norton travelled north of the border on Saturday to compete in the Callanish Stones marathon on the west coast of Lewis in the outer Hebrides.

The race was particularly hilly and finished at the famous standing stones monument that dates back to 3,000 BC. Andy finished the race in 3 hours and 58 minutes, beating the four-hour barrier.

Gade Valley Harrier Andy Norton completed the Callanish Stones marathon

Gade Valley Harrier Andy Norton completed the Callanish Stones marathon

Despite the holiday season being in full swing, the Harriers fielded eight runners at the St Albans parkrun.

Paul Rumble, returning from a knee operation, equalled his PB of 18:44 and was first home for the club.

He was closely followed by Steve Newing in 19:53, with Gemma Bitaraf coming second in her age category and setting a new PB of 20:28.

Helen Terry came in next, also with a new PB of 27:13, while Joanna Kidd was next back in 27:23, followed by Jenny Barnett in 30:56, William Terry in 36:13 and Paul Mosely in 36:15.