A member of a Bourton running club has represented Great Britain at the European Standard Distance Duathlon Championships.

Darren Long from Bourton Roadrunners finished 15th in the 50-54 age category in Coimbra, Portugal, after qualifying for the event, which ran from June 16–23, for the second year in a row.

He finished the 10km run in 39 minutes and 56 seconds, cycled the 40km stretch in 71 minutes, and completed a 5km run in 21 minutes and 29 seconds.

Meanwhile, four other Bourton Roadrunners took part in the Midsummer Madness Ultra Marathon, which saw them travel 28 miles across the Malvern Hills.

Alex Pye crossed the finish line just 15 seconds ahead of Derek Darby in six hours, 52 minutes, and 24 seconds.

Former Duathlon World Champion Margaret Hollamby and her partner Alan Thomas also took part in the event.

Mr Thomas said: "It was brutal but fantastic, with fabulous support by the LDWA and an incredible course."

Allowing for breaks, the pair finished in an elapsed time of nine hours and 26 minutes.

Elsewhere, eight club members took part in Greystones 10K on June 23, held at the Greystone Farm and Nature Reserve in Bourton on the Water.

Danny Hannig came in second place with a time of 38 minutes and 13 seconds.

Other Bourton runners to take part were Steven Howell, John Harding, Iain Cox, Gillain Howell, Giles Canning, Tom Hill and Jenny Evanson.

Keen cyclists Viv A’alton and Rob Williams joined 3,000 others at the Tenby Long Course Weekend event.

The 70 mile event provided more than 5,000 feet of climbs, with tough hills in the last 20 miles.

Bourton Roadrunners also organised the Chipping Norton School Parkrun at the weekend as a thank you for the facilities provided every week.

Run director Catherine Price was supported by 19 other club members as she managed the weekly event.

Tim Hemming led the club’s participation with a time of 21 minutes and 41 seconds timing, while Lee Hutton, Susan Hunt, Louise Hamilton-Smith and others joined.

Also representing the club at parkrun was Jaq Underwood, running at Newport South Wales and finishing in 25 minutes and 33 seconds.