MARATHON woman Sinead Hayes added another ultra race after finishing eighth in the Coltswold 24 Hour Race. 

The aim of the stamina-sapping event, held on the Bathurst Estate near Cirencester, was to complete as many laps as possible of the 9km course in 24 hours.

Competitors were able to run the event as a relay team or solo, like Hayes.

Sickness and cramp forced her to stop after 16.5 hours, after completing just over 12 laps.

Hayes attempted to start another lap, without success, and finally notched up 109.7km to put her in the top 10 in the women's solo class.

The ultra-fit runner has completed a number of endurance events to raise money for the Good Life Orphanage, a Kenyan-based UK-funded charity set up by her parents.

Four Radcliffe AC members faced Wales' highest peak when they took on the Snowdonia Trail Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday.

The marathon course including 5,500 feet of climbing and started and finished in Llanberis.

Fiona Lynch was 11th woman in 5hrs 19mins 52secs and third V40, coming 75th out of 691 runners overall.

The road, trail and fell course circumnavigated and eventually climbed Snowdon.

Mauro Rotondi clocked 6:13:30 and was 24th V45 out of 97 and 221st overall, while Scott Baxter was 275th overall with a time of 6:26:48.

Dave Rushton ran the half marathon, which took in much of the same course but climbed Snowdon from the Ranger route. He clocked 2:44:46 and was 99th out of 511. 

Neal Emmerson finished fifth, clocking 49:58 in the Arthur James ShakeRR Multi-terrain Race at Saltaire in West Yorkshire.

The event started next to Roberts Park and was an eight-mile loop, following sections of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal towpath but also had an undulating woodland section.

Wayne Holden ran his third of four planned races in the Horwich 5 Mile Jubilee Road Race Series, finishing Wednesday night's event in 47:32.

In the midweek Sale Sizzler 5k, Mike Kontowtt got under 20 minutes for the first time when he ran 19:56, finishing 209th and eighth V50. Iain Harris (V65) completed the course in 27:54.