One Garden City Runner is feeling on top of the world at the moment - or at least Wales after conquering Snowdon.

Thippi Rashleigh took part in the Eryri 25k, an ultra-trail race that is part of the Ultra-trail du Mont Blanc Series.

The race featured a total ascent of more than 1,300 metres and had a time limit of five and a half hours.

Rashleigh managed it comfortably within that time, finishing in four hours 54 minutes and placing 354th out of the 449-strong field.

She was delighted with not only the time and her position, but the event itself.

"It's a fantastic race," she said, "but it is a run you can't run as it is so hilly.

"The first eight to nine kilometres are just climbing - up, up and up right from the start.

"Then you meet the summit with its amazing view but even when you are going down, you struggle to run as it's so steep on the ridge with spiky rocks, loose gravel and a bog.

"One last climb of a smaller hill and then the last 6km is a nice smooth route which you can run of your legs are not too tired.

"I am so glad I did it on time, we had gorgeous weather and I absolutely loved every minute of it, so much so I am doing it again next year but over 50km."

Much closer to home was the Hertfordshire Sports Village Triathlon.

Six GCRs were involved, completing a 400m swim in the pool before a 21k bike ride along Coopers Green Lane, looping back round at Jersey Farm, and then a 5k blast through Ellenbrook fields.

James Dunmore was 29th overall in 1:14:21 while Richard Robinson managed 1:16:48.

Barbara Kubis-Labiak, for whom this is an annual event, clocked 1:32:03 with the remaining three being Johan Preis, Michael Wise and Katy Hayes.

Daniel Pudner ran the Halstead & Essex Marathon and finished in 2:55:55, which was 13th out of 221 runners.