Runners from Stourbridge Running Club took on the hottest ever Virgin London Marathon with the heat seriously affecting times, adding on a hour or more to some runners' times.

First back for Stourbridge was Liam Reilly in 3:43:38, followed by Ben Perks in 4:17:51, Mark Farnon in 4:37:44, Adrian Phillips in 4:48:07, James Sutton in 4:54:50, Joan Clarke in 5:02:15 and Ian Whyatt in 5:22:39.

Closer to home at the Hagley Resolution Run, James Bellamy finished the 15km course in 1:19:04 while Helen Bellamy finished the 10km course in 59:38.