CLAYTON-LE-MOORS Harrier Paul Thompson celebrated London Marathon success after he finished in 75th place overall out of a strong male contingent last Sunday.
The local runner - who usually excels on the fells - clocked two hours 30 minutes and 42 seconds over the 26 miles 385 yards in hot weather.
Another Clayton Harrier Peter Butterworth, a Vet 50, finished in 2:49:42 with team-mate Jason Harbour not far behind in 2:50:41 and Graham Cunliffe clocking 2:55:25.
The first Accrington Road Runner home was Brent Hoggan who completed the gruelling course in 2:55:32.
The first local club lady was Clayton's Tracy Mitchell who enjoyed her first marathon and finished in 3:25:17.
And Clayton's Stephen White celebrated his 50th birthday on the day by racing home in 3:03:05.
CLAYTON: Martin Terry (V40) 3:03:36; Mick Green (V50) 3:06:03; Alan Clarkson 3:12:14 (V40); Keiron Mitchell 3;15;48; Alex Cran 3:17:03; Andrew Carter (V50) 3:24:55; Dany Robson (F) 3;27;58; Jeff Pickup (V50) 3:28;31; Tom Pate (V50) 3:51:49; Sue Allen (FV40); 4:14:59; Kitty Garnett (FV60) 4:38:47; Martin Ritson (V50) 5:02:20
ACCRINGTON RR: Geoff Biscomb (V40) 3;14:31; Malcolm Bradley (V60 3:31:20); Julia Parker (F) 3;36:03; Sarah Ridehalgh (F) 3:37:28; Jon Brewitt 3:41;02; Maureen Hartley (FV50) 3:52:09; David Rowlands (V50) 4:03:00; Julian Hartley 4:08:27; Alison Hargreaves 4:08:27; Tom Battrick (V40) 4:15:17; Peter Blackledge (V50) 4:18:37: Sarah Holden 4:25:19; Karen Jackson (FV40) 4:31:11; Janet Holden (V40) 4:57:58; James Smithson (V50) 5:15:12