FIVE Maidenhead Athletics Club members travelled to Manchester to take part in the marathon on Sunday.

They all ran brilliantly with four achieving personal best (PB) times and the fifth running in his first marathon.

Anthony Hall was first home for the club, clocking three hours, one minute and 43 seconds (03:01.43) to smash his PB by eight minutes.

Hall was followed by Alejandro del Campo (03:28.11), Colin Symons (03:31.17), who took 10 minutes off his PB and Jen Francis (03:54.23), who came in comfortably under four hours.

Rajesh Patel had a great run in his first marathon to finish in 04:40.34.

The South Downs Way is a 50-mile trail run along the South Downs Way National Trail, beginning in Worthing and finishing in Eastbourne. The course follows undulating hills with around 6,000 feet of elevation and scenic views.

In good running conditions with a bit of headwind in places, Marc Dellasega took on the ultra challenge and finished in nine hours and 10 minutes, and amazing PB by some two hours.

Anthony Hornby took part in the One-Hour City Run, an innovative event in London. The course started near St Paul's Cathedral and on a closed road route.

His official results was an impressive 7.9 miles but he was only a few paces short of the eight-mile mark when the hour was up.

Nick Chalk ran the Devizes Half Marathon in 02:01.15 to finish in 304th position.

Freddie Chalk threw the javelin in 24.88m at the Basingstoke Young Open Meeting on Saturday. The conditions were difficult due to a strong headwind and Chalk came agonisingly one centimetre short of his personal best.

Eight club athletes competed in the Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (WSEH) Spring Open at the Thames Valley Athletics Centre in Eton on Saturday.

Following his earlier frustrations, Chalk smashed his PB with a throw of 26.42m.

Gordon Britton (coach and senior) also triumphed when throwing the javelin for the first time ever to 32.02m. He then jumped a PB of 4.72m in the long jump.

Abbie Jones achieved a PB in the 300m in a time of 43.1 seconds (secs). She also ran the 100m for the first time in four years in 13.65secs, which is also a PB.

Ethan Towers got a PB in all three of his events. He threw 20.49m in the discus, ran an amazing 400m in 60.69secs to knock nearly two seconds off his previous PB and the 200m in a PB time of 27.14secs.

Javier Fimia ran the 200m in a PB of 26.1secs.

Olivia Phelps, Hannah Britton and Jack Britton also competed.