There was a whole smorgasbord to keep the athletes of St Albans Striders entertained this week.

Jim King and Euan Turner, from sister club St Albans AC, took part in the Herts County Champs 10k track event at Sandy, finishing fourth and fifth.

That place them top in their respective age groups with the latter also clocking a PB.

The same evening Chris Wrighton finished seventh out of 450 runners at the Chase the Sun 10k event at Battersea Park.

That may have been a long distance for some but not for the four Striders who travelled to the Lake District to complete the Lakeland event, described at the UK’s most spectacular long distance trail race.

Andrew Mckillop covered the 100-mile demanding circular route across the lakeland fells in 31 hours and 11 minutes.

Many seasoned ultra runners fail to complete this challenge with climbing totalling 6,300m, the rugged terrain, darkness and tricky navigation generally resulting in a drop-out rate close to half.

He received a special slate award at the presentation ceremony for having completed his fifth successful Lakeland 100 finish.

Paul Adams, Jonathan Redshaw and Deborah Steer took on the Lakeland 50 which covered the second half of the Lakeland 100, completing the distance in a little over nine hours.

Adams' run was good enough for 13th.

Andrew Maher completed the 50k Round Reading Ultra Marathon, a multi terrain race, in a time of 5:37.

David Stephens meanwhile was seventh in his age group over the sprint distance at the World Tri Championship Series in Sunderland.