Three City of Salisbury club runners made good marathon debuts in the New Forest 26.2 mile event, Joe Cornwall stopping the clock in a promising 3hours 54min.16sec. He was closely followed by Lee Syrett with 3.35.59, and then came Rachel Bala in 5.33.07.
Ruth Thom took on the challenge of what is claimed to be one of the toughest triathlons in the world, the Ironman Wales, completing an open water swim and a 112mile bike ride before running a full marathon in 3hours 54min to finish fifth in her age category.
Among the massed ranks of 40,000 starters in the Great North Run from Newcastle to South Shields along the Tyne, Richard Larcombe came out best of a trio of Salisbury runners with a time of 1hour 38min 04sec. Craig Weatherburn was not far behind in 1.39.27 and Ali Theobald completed the set in 2.26.32.
In the Andover trail half marathon, Reece Ingram took a well-earned third place with a run of 1.33.52 and Norbert Weber clocked 2.28.36.
Chrissy Gorham completed the full marathon distance in 5.14.48, and then came Jane Knight 5.52.16 and Di Cross 5.52.17.