THE spring season of marathons and half-marathons is now underway, giving many Bourton Roadrunners the chance to test the success of their winter training.

Bourton Roadrunners

White Horse Half Marathon

The White Horse Half Marathon took place at Grove in Oxfordshire. Bourton was represented by Shona Crombie-Hicks and Ewen Smith.

The competition was tough, as the race incorporates the Oxfordshire County Half Marathon Championship. Shona dominated the ladies' race, storming home to win in 1:24.51, more than a minute ahead of her closest rival. Ewen also had a great run, finishing in 1:25.39.

Greater Manchester Marathon

MEANWHILE, at the Greater Manchester Marathon, Tim Hemming finished in an outstanding time of 2:48.49. Catherine Wheeler also reaped the rewards of her hard work in training with a PB of 3:40.23.

Brighton Marathon

THE Brighton Marathon gave Steve Edwards the opportunity to stretch his legs, just two weeks after he completed the Enigma seven marathons in seven days event.

Still carrying some niggles (not surprisingly), he had to dig deep and was very pleased to finish his 630th marathon in 3:11.22.

Susan Hunt, running her sixth marathon, was scuppered by cramp in the final miles and finished in 4:02.09.