Hoad Hill Harrier Heather Travis was the third-fastest woman at the Blackpool 10k on April 27, as the club's members took part in a multitude of events over the weekend.

As always, the event was run on Blackpool's Promenade, passing all the great landmarks and tourist spots in the town, with the festival, which has distances ranging from 2km right up to a full marathon, being ideal for all the family.

Travis, who had to battle through the wind and rain brought by Storm Hannah, was initially missed off the results in the 10k, but when this was rectified she was clocked at a brilliant 45 minutes 50 seconds, which placed 27th overall out of the 434 runner that took part.

Fellow Harrier Frank McKeown also took part in the race and crossed the line in 53:05.

The following day, four 'Hoadies' took on the London Marathon and they were able to run in ideal conditions that gave them a great opportunity to capitalise on months of hard training.

Mark Tomkinson managed to completed the course within three hours, in a superb time of 2:59:41, while Mark Lehrle could be rightly pleased with his 3:30:19.

The other two member to run in the capital were Paul Managh and Terry Peet, who managed to clock times of 3:37:53 and 5:17:33, respectively.

That Managh produced such a time was impressive considering he had run the Manchester2Liverpool Ultra Marathon the previous week, where he finished 23rd overall after crossing the line in 8:43:48.

Clubmate Alastair Macdonald came 48th after clocking 9:16:42.

Three Harriers went to the annual Scarecrow Festival at Wray, near Lancaster, for the 10k run, with Alan Wilson the pick of their performers, as he finished 40th in a good time time of 47:41.

Simon Barton followed in 49 minutes flat to become the fourth-fastest over-60s veteran, while Sally Barton (52:41) was the fourth-quickest women's over-55 runner.

In the Parkruns, Hoadie Matt Elkington was the first across the line at Barrow, in a time of 16:13, while Tom Southward was the winner at Ford by clocking 20:24.

There were also personal bests for Cian Nutt (21:07), Damian Jones (22:01) and Leanne Bayliff (25:59).