BLACKBURN Road Runners members have been busy setting personal bests at the London and Manchester Marathons.

Chris Grayson came home in a PB time of two hours, 56 minutes and 54 seconds at the London Marathon, followed by Jason Cook (3hours, 11mins 22secs), Duncan Weisters (3hours, 32mins 48secs), Caroline Weisters (3hours, 58mins 22secs) and Andrew Boardman (5hours, 48mins 1secs).

There were PBs for Martin Kerry (3hours, 16mins 49secs), Richard Slater (3hours, 28mins 23secs), Andrew Gardner (3 hours, 29mins 18secs) and Gavin Shaw (3hours, 54mins 58secs) at the Manchester Marathon, where Shafiq Khan (3hours, 28mins 50secs) also competed.

Margaret Keighley, meanwhile, completed the Blackpool Marathon in 4hours, 12mins 51secs.

Chorley Athletic & Triathlon Club’s Robert Walsh set a personal best time of three hours, 12 minutes and 58 seconds at the London Marathon. He was followed by clubmates Jonathan Higson (4hours, 34mins 24secs) and Alison Parkinson (4hours, 25mins 14secs).

Phil McCullagh and Tom Hilton, meanwhile, ventured out on Good Friday to the Caldervale 10,finishing in 1hour, 28mins 23secs and 2hours, 2mins 55secs respectively.

A Blackburn Harriers duo enjoyed an excellent day at the London Marathon.

Kaylie Panaro knocked nearly 12 minutes off her time from the previous year as she finished in three hours, 55 minutes and 27 seconds while marathon debutant Catherine Guinan came home in 4hours, 2mins 40secs.

Two of Harriers’ leading young female athletes represented the North West in the British U15s Girls Road Championships, incorporated into the Mini London Marathon. Liz Greenwood was 22nd followed by Grace Handley in 40th.