Halstead Road Runners Quartet Keith Thorogood, Rosie Atkins, Dan Smith and Andy Wilmot tackled the Fairlands Valley Challenge in sweltering conditions on Sunday in Stevenage. The 26.3 Mile tough trial marathon was Atkins first marathon, who only took up running in April this year. The quartet completed the course in a very respectable time of 5:53:57 (Photo attached)

Elsewhere Sara Hill, Rich Burnham, Hazel and Jon Buist completed the Mucky Races Muddy 5k race. A 5k mud and obstacle course. Jon Buist 30:26, Rich Burnham 31:38, Hazel Buist 33:01 (5th female) and Sara Hill 42:33. Hill also completed the Colchester Castle Park Race For Life on Sunday.

To round up a busy week for Halstead Road Runners Val Kerrison took to the capital competing in Londons 5 Mile Queen Elizabeth Park Run finishing in 51:31