Stourbridge Running Club had just three racers out this weekend, ahead of next week's Birmingham Marathon and Half Marathon. At the Chester Marathon, Louise Collins had the chance to represent England following her performance in Manchester earlier this year when she finished in 3:04. Unfortunately, due to injury, she was not able to repeat her performance, finishing in 3.29.
At the Bells of Pattingham, Mel Williams completed the undulating, off-road 10k course in 54:39.
And at the Royal Parks Half Marathon in central London, Jon Taylor took on a course that ran through four of London's eight Royal Parks and finished in 1.53.37.

Stourbridge Running Club had runners in a variety of 10k races over the weekend. At the Bournville Leafy 10k, Grace Allen was second lady in 45.21. Jon Taylor ran the Mersey Tunnel 10k in 50.24 and at the Sheepwalks Shocker, Steve Burch finished in 47.49, followed by Joan Clarke in 52.50 and Anna Flannery in 1.09.33.

Stourbridge Running Club hosted the first Bridge' to 'bridge via 'port race on Saturday, a 34 mile race from Bridgnorth to Stourbridge along the river Severn and Staffs and Worcs Canal. Runners could enter solo or as a team of four.

Ex-Stourbridge Runner Matt Giles was first home in 4h 36m 20s, followed by Ned Lammas of Evesham Vale in 4:48:49 and Simon Robinson in 4:51:40. First lady was Val Swingler of Shropshire Shufflers in 4:51:58.

Stourbridge Runners on the course were James Bellamy in 6:01:22 and Dave Sheppard in 7:24:57. Rob Moore pulled out at 24 miles in 4:18:00.
In the relay, Stourbridge Ladies took the first female team prize, Helen Evans, Jean Brayshaw, Helen Bellamy and Lynda Dunn finishing in 5:12:56. More importantly than taking the Ladies prize, they also beat the Stourbridge Men's team, Tim Lloydlangston, Mark Farnan, Paul Bradley and Andy Bernasconi finishing in 5:18:57.
Elsewhere, Martin Clarke ran the Bristol half Marathon in 2:29:00 and Kieran Burke completed the Worcester City half marathon in 1:40:57.
Stourbridge Running Club were again out at a variety of races over the weekend.
 
Errol Cumberbatch ran the scenic Draycote Water 20 miles in 3.03.54

At the Windsor Women's 10k Helen Evans was first for Stourbridge in 51.18, followed by Bridgit Rigby in 1.03.17 and Sue Dukes in 1.04.49.
In the Midlands Counties Road Relays at Sutton Park men ran an undulating distance of 6km and the ladies ran 4km.

For the men, James Bellamy finished in 25.44, with Bob Hopkins in 27.07, Rob Taylor in 23.51, Tom Isherwood in 21.34, Adam Crompton in 23.41, Ben Loach in 26.44, Shaun Osborne 21.02 and Paul Bradley in 33.44.

For the Ladies, Chloe Pearson finished in 18.36, Grace Allen in 18.07, Dawn Nagle in 19.11 and Lara Pentreath in 19.14.

Stourbridge Running Club had two runners at the world's largest half Marathon, the Great North Run. Lucy Hingley completed the 13.1 mile course in 1.58.44 and Martin Clarke finished in 2.38.14. Stourbridge had a better turnout at the Lake Vrynwy half Marathon. Chloe Pearson was first back in 1.32.12, followed by Steve Burch in 1.35.21, Jayne Gardner in 1.45.30, Helen Evans in 1.53.47, Phil Dunn in 1.55.19, Lynda Dunn in 1.59.08, Chris Massey in 2.26.15 and Alison Kent in 2.28.58.