Algie Audas and Philippa Taylor took on the 'Shires and Spires' Northants Ultra 35 mile marathon on Sunday (May 27), running in temperatures topping 28C. Philippa was 1st woman and 5th overall, crossing the line in 5hrs 8 mins. Algie clocked 7hrs 22mins in the field of 132 finishers.
Algie said: "Having run this hilly ultra marathon last year, I knew that there was hardly any shade, so the energy gels and sunblock we carried were a godsend and the checkpoints were brilliant, offering water, cakes and jelly babies. I ran with some great people and we shared a feeling of all pulling together through the tough bits. At 31 miles I really went through a bad patch due to the heat, and the finish line felt a long way off at times."