THIRTEEN Tiptree Road Runners were among a field of 20,000 for the ninth Brighton Marathon.

In good conditions, first home for the club was Lorraine Mills, in a personal best (PB) time of three hours, 58 minutes and 30 seconds.

She was closely followed by Stuart Peace, who also went under four hours for the first time, running 3h 59m 35s.

Lorraine Baker finished in 4h 13m 45s (PB), while Graeme Moon clocked a season's best (SB) 4h 32m 9s.

Stacy Hember recorded her best-ever marathon time of 4h 34m 33s and Kim Broughton ran 4h 48m 5s.

Next home was Alison Peace in 4h 54m 29s (PB), with John McVelia hot on her heels in 4h 57m 21s (PB).

Julia Bawden completed her first-ever marathon in 5h 5m 55s, establishing a new F55 club record in the process.

Michael Broughton ran 5h 8m 28s on his club marathon debut, with Larina Marsh recording 5h 9m 46s in her first outing over 26.2 miles.

Anita Leaver, another marathon debutant, ran 5h 33m 54s to finish second F65 and also establish a new F65 club record while Sharon Hardwicke posted 5h 46m 38s on her marathon debut.

Meanwhile, Andy Conway was on the east coast where he ran 30m 54s in the Lowestoft Five-Mile Prom Dash, finishing in 12th place, and James Haskey-Jones was down in Kent for the Fowlmead 12-Hour Challenge, completing 30 miles in 4h 32m 47s.

In Parkrun action, there were 19 Tiptree runners at Maldon, where a windless day meant for some fast times.

The club contingent was led by Aaron Graves, who set a new male senior club record in winning the event in 17m 53s (PB).

There were also PBs for Will Radley (19m 37s) and Rich Garrett (21m 52s), while Paul Dellar (19m 19s) and Kevin Bunton (21m 26s) both ran season's bests and Bob Sees, in his first-ever Parkrun, established a new M65 Parkrun record with his time of 32m 1s.

Elsewhere, Gary Perryman ran a season's best at Great Cornard (21m 39s), as did Sean Pope at Colchester Castle (33m 57s) and John McVelia (26m 28s) at Hove Promenade.