STOURBRIDGE Running Club had members out at races at the extreme end of the scale this week.

Steve Burch took on the Thames Towpath 100 and finished in 26 hours 00 minutes and 04 seconds. This is a niche event and attracts a relatively small field, running along the River Thames from Richmond in London to Oxford, 100 miles non-stop. Tough enough in ideal conditions, this year runners had to take on a sweltering day and this was reflected with the number of drop-outs. Steve battled throughout the day, maintaining a steady pace before grinding out the miles through the short night and into the next day. The next morning was warm again adding to the tiredness of running through the night but Steve held on bravely to finish just after midday.

At the other end of the scale, runners took on the hugely popular and relatively short distance DK10K. Tom Isherwood was first back for Stourbridge in 35.23, finishing in ninth place overall.

Chris Ashcroft was next in 41.17. followed by Rob Woodward 43.15, Alastair Mcintosh 47.37, Sebastien Nicolas 49.41, Rachel Batchelor 49.41, Helen Evans 50.54, Mel Williams 51.48, John Coyne 52.52, Richard Dawson 53.45, Francesca Cox 54.40, Phil Dunn 56.48, Jean Brayshay 58.31, Sarah Trigg 59.19, Heather Hughes 59.44, Lynda Dunn 59.58, Nicky Higgs 1.01.40, Chris Massey 1.02.43, Alison Kent 1.02.54 and Gary Cattell 1.03.22.

Sebastien Nicolas was out again on Sunday taking on the Great Birmingham 10k and finished in 52.54.