Local athletes take on more marathon challenges

March AC's Emma Tuck, David Burgess and Alan Brown at the Mammoth Marathon event

March AC's Emma Tuck, David Burgess and Alan Brown at the Mammoth Marathon event - Credit: March AC

March AC members took on the Mammonth Marathon and Half Marathon along the coast of Norfolk.

The longer race starts in Sea Palling and finishes in Sheringham, with David Burgess coming home in two hours 52 minutes for third in his category.

Emma Tuck was second female in 3:17.27, while long distance specialist Alan Brown finished in 4:14.06.

Dawn Veal ran the 13.1-mile race and finished in 2:08.56.

Ryan Jarvis continued his pursuit of 52 marathons in a year at the Saturn Running Spring Marathon (4:57) and Suffolk Running Centre Marathon, where he finished in just under four hours to make it 25 so far.

Andrew Jakeman was second overall at the Ely Duathlon, where participants ran 5k, cycled 25k and ran another 5k. He was fastest in the first run and finished in 1:17.01.

March AC's Andrew Jakeman with his trophy at the Ely Duathlon

March AC's Andrew Jakeman with his trophy at the Ely Duathlon - Credit: March AC

Geraldine Larham clocked 1:37.48 at the Chester Half Marathon, which served as the England Masters Championships, while Karen Dando ran the Dereham 10-mile race in a personal best 1:25.30, some 12 and a half minutes quicker than 2019.

March AC's Karen Dando with her medal at the Dereham 10

March AC's Karen Dando with her medal at the Dereham 10 - Credit: March AC

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*Three Counties Running Club's Richard Stapleton clocked 1:49.21 at the popular, fast and scenic Milton Keynes Half Marathon.

Three Counties Running Club's Richard Stapleton

Three Counties Running Club's Richard Stapleton - Credit: TCRC

And clubmate Jacqueline McGonigle recorded a nine-minute personal best of 2:26.07 at the seventh Strabane Lifford half Marathon.

Three Counties Running Club's Jacqueline McGonigle

Three Counties Running Club's Jacqueline McGonigle - Credit: TCRC

Others took part in a unique local 5k race called 'Beat the Tractor' at Manea in aid of Headway, a charity that raises money for the Brain Injury Association.

Jonathan Quail was first member home in 11th place in 22.10, with Sarah-Jane Macdonald (24th, 24.43), Victoria May (41st, 27.53), Laura Vincent (66th, 31.55), Ewa Szczygielska (79th, 33.12) and son Daniel (32.47) also taking part.

Parkrun results: King's Lynn: Sarah Johnson 24.11, Victoria May 26.39, Jonathan Quail 26.41, Laura Vincent 30.43, Donna Johnson 30.43, Ewa Szczygielska 31.03, Stephanie Knight 40.27; March: Lou Mayer 32.31; Downham Market: Joely Apps 34.06, Colin Apps 39.09; Gorleston Cliffs: Steve Rhodes 24.36, Sandra Rhodes 34.59; Levengrove: Jonny Clark 23.19, Jodie Clark 31.48.