Garden City Runners saw 16 members tackle the St Albans Half Marathon on Sunday.

Gabor Nyers (1:30.19) was first home for the club, as Gaetano Basiaco (1:31.33), Chris Dungate (1:39.29), Spencer White (1:40.07), Russell Casey (1:41.55) and Fredi Giliberti (1:56.31) also went under two hours.

Malcolm Baron (2:01.13), Sidney Valentine (2:04.32), Clare Grover (2:07.10); Ilona Peva (2:10.20), James Aitchinson (2:17.10), John Apling (2:24.42) and Samantha Hastie (3:16.46) were also in action, as four others walked the route.

"My goal was purely to finish on such a hot day - 32.5 degrees when I crossed the line according to my phone," said Hastie.

"I definitely started to struggle and walked quite a large part, but I'm happy I made it, even if it was my slowest time to date."

Three intrepid GCRs took on the Endure 24 event in Reading's Wasing Park.

Billed as the UK's biggest 24-hour ultra trail race, participants run against the clock to see how many laps of the 8k trail they can complete.

Nikki Cowen clocked up 14 laps (70 miles), while John Warden managed 10 (50 miles) and Alexandra Yates completed seven (35 miles), under the care of Jacqueline McCallum.

Members were out in force at the third Midweek Road Race at Trent Park, with Juliet Vine (39.42) and Lizzie Parry (40.24) second and third women overall as their team placed fifth.

Bradley Birch (35.50) led the men home as they finished fourth, with GCR fourth overall on the day.

Richard Robinson and James Dunmore took on the Ironman Stafford event on Sunday, including a 1.9k swim in Chasewater Reservoir, 90k bike ride and half marathon run.

And they crossed the finish line together in a total time of six hours 12 minutes, on a very hot day.

Robinson's splits were 40.15 swim, 3:13 bike and 2:07 run, as Dunmore clocked 39.49, 3:17 and 2:05.

Kath Evans, meanwhile, took on the Lake District Challenge 50k, with no fewer than 96 clubmates tackling parkrus across the country and beyond.

Caroline and Rob Hughes completed their parkrun 'alphabet' at Victoria Dock, having run at Zuiderpark in the Netherlands a few weeks ago.

And Sidney and Sarah Valentine have now travelled the seven Cs after completnig Church Mead in Amersham.

Lucy Iles (24.48) was second female at Panshanger, where 37 GCRs ran and Gary Lehmussaari (25.35) and Gail Munro (29.28) clocked PBs.

Robin Clementson (22.22) ran a PB as seven took on Stevange, while Caroline Griffin was second female at Aldenham in a PB of 25.23.

Richard Wilcox was third at Letchworth in a PB of 19.33, while James Huish was first at Haverhill in 17.17 and Andrew Holt (22.05) was second at Church Mead.

Sue Fletcher, Louise Smith, Iles and Michael Scutt completed a European hat-trick, alongside fellow Panshanger race directors Rab Harley and Andy Sturgess at Alstervorland in Hamburg, Germany, Amager Strandpark in Denmark and Vaxjosjon in Sweden.