ACCRINGTON Road Runner Sarah Ridehalgh can’t stop looking at the Flora London Marathon results after finishing as the 42nd lady overall on Sunday.
The 33-year-old crossed the line at the Mall in a staggering three hours and 47 seconds on a hot day in the capital.
"I couldn’t believe it," said Sarah. "I had suffered a couple of years ago in the heat and so I took the first half really steady.
"My best time was three hours and 13 minutes and I just wanted to beat that.
"But I upped the pace for the second half and just felt good all the way round. It’s amazing that I am 42nd lady and I can’t stop looking at the results.
"It was a weird feeling crossing the line as I was so close to going under three hours but I am really not that fussed!"
Sarah is having a rest now before trying to beat her half-marathon time of one hour 23 minutes this year.
Clayton-le-Moors Harrier Tracy Mitchell was 96th lady overall in London with a personal best of three hours and eight minutes.
Accrington Road Runner Jimmy Smithson completed his 86th marathon while Clayton-le-Moors Harrier Kitty Garnett, 71, finished her 39th marathon.
OTHER RESULTS: Accrington Road Runners: Michael Cox 3.24 Alistair McEwan 3.38; Lorraine Bray 3.55; Karen O’Kane 3.56; Joan Hosker 3:57; Carole Morris 3:57, Sarah Holden 4.10; Mick Bowkley 4.20; Paul Jackson 4.26; Jimmy Smithson, 4.35; Lawrie Greenwood 4.35; Caron Fenwick 4.39; Mark Hammond 4.45; Janet Holden 4.49.
Clayton Harriers: Alex Cran 2;58; Kieron Mitchell 3.08; Gordon Barrett 3;13; Mike Eddleston 3.24; Colin Shuttleworth 3.25; Avril Duckworth 3:25; Alun Hall 3.27; David Lord 3.29; Donna Scott 3.47; Anthony Scott 4.12; Mary Aspinall 4.42; Kitty Garnett 5.15. Brian Wildman 3.44; Hannah McDevitt 5.27