Garden City Runners' marathon and summer training took them to a wild and varied array of events, both home and abroad.

Starting closer to home, there was a small contingent at the Lee Valley 10k and half marathon.

Nigel Cavill was first GCR and 11th overall in the 10k race, Hannah Frank's first race back after becoming a mum of two placing her fifth lady.

Clare Wildey Grover set a PB of 49 minutes 30 seconds while Robert Cartwright took nine minutes off his best with 51:02.

In the half marathon, Martin Mitchell was first GCR and 13th overall while Sam Males was third in her V40 age group.

A bigger group took on the Ashridge Boundary Run, a 17.8 mile trek round the estate out towards the Dunstable Downs.

Bad weather atop of Ivinghoe Beacon wasn't pleasant but they soldiered on, Steve Ellerd-Elliott first in for GCR with a course best by nearly 20 minutes of of 2:33:34.

Nikki Cowen did the same with her 3:12:39 while three of the club's V60 men finished in the top 10 of that category.

Molineux was the setting for the start and finish of the Wolverhampton 10k, the home of Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers attracting Richard Darley.

He joined 1,700 other runners and while not scenic, the flat route made for a speedy time for Darley of 54:01.

Fredi Giliberti took part in the 29th edition of the Rome Marathon, his first ever event over the distance.

He held it together despite a few trials and tribulations, finishing in 4:21 and delighted to tick the first 26-miler off.

Valerie Levison was also on the continent as she ran the 10k race as part of the Valetta Marathon in Malta.

She was "pleasantly surprised by how hilly this race was" but felt proud to have completed it.

Vicky Roberts, Caroline O’Dwyer and Sidney Valentine took on the Twin Lakes 20 mile event in Milton Keynes.

Roberts set a PB of 3:18 while O'Dwyer also came in on her target pace, both with eyes on next month's London Marathon.

Valentine was slightly off pace but he is training for his first 50k ultra in June.

Wayne Aylott and Stuart Mann tackled the popular Oakley 20, finishing in 4:13:00 and 3:07:00 respectively.

The Orion 15 gave Dom Thomas his cross-country fix, losing footing and equipment in the mud early on and also facing knee-high water at one point.

In parkruns, the club collected a trio of first places.

Chris Baylis was first into the finish funnel at Panshanger, Paul Guy took the honours at Leavesden Country Park and James Huish won at Woolacombe Dunes in Devon.