The first race of the Worcestershire midweek series was held at Hagley's Haybridge High School. Runners completed a two lap 10k course through woods, mud, hills and sandy banks. First back for Stourbridge was Trevor Osborne in 37.19. Pete Walters finished in 40.19, followed by Steven Burch 45.06, Chris Ashcroft 45.28, Alistair McIntosh 46.42, Adam Crompton 47.18, Kevin Burke 48.32, Ian Whyatt 50.01, Bob Hopkins 50.02, Joan Clarke 50.54, John Coyne 51.27, Paul Bradley 53.02, Jon Taylor 53.45, Philip Elwell 54.34, and Andy Bernasconi 56.42.
At the Worcester half Marathon, Rob Woodward finished 1.39.03, followed closely by Chris Ashcroft in 1.39.52 & Jon Taylor in 1.58.23.

Stourbridge Running Club had members out again this weekend, doing a variety of races. Rob Colman ran the Tewksbury half marathon in 1.36.09, while at the Bulmers Bash 10k, Chris Ashcroft finished in 50.46 and Jon Taylor in 58.04. Tim Lloydlangston took part in the Worcester Lakeside Triathlon double. Tim completed the 1500m swim, 60k bike and 10k run in 3h 29m.

After the successes of Stourbridge Runners at the Virgin London Marathon last weekend, this week saw a much lower key event taking place in Dorset. Dave Sheppard took part in the North Dorset Village Marathon and finished in 4.20.57.

Closer to home, at the Birmingham 10k, Rob Woodward completed in 43.14 and Abigail Smith in 55.11.

DK10k
Trevor Osborne 35.46
James Bellamy 42.42
Chris Ashcroft 44:22

Tom Dovey 48.36
Melanie Williams 50.31
Helen Evans 49.34
Jon Taylor 51:44
Phil Dunn 52.07
Andrea Evans 53.07
Richard Dawson 53.29
Lynda Dunn 55.33
Martin Clarke 1.12.47

Market Drayton 10k
Pete Walters 37:58 & 6th MV40

Shakespeare Marathon
Bob HOPKINS approx 4.15

Shakespeare Half Marathon
Robert Woodward 1.36.47
Abby Smith 2.03.38

For runners from Stourbridge Running Club, months of training paid off at the Virgin London Marathon with some superb times and money raised for great causes. Duncan Cornish was first back for Stourbridge in 2.53.03, closely followed by Tom Isherwood in 2.54.41 and Edd Davies in 2.55.15. Steve Burch finished in 3.23.52, Tim Bailey in 3.33.05 and Pete Teale in 4.07.14.

Sisters Anna Owen and Lucy Hingley joined the running club's Marathon training group in order to achieve their goal and finished together in 4.50.42.