TOM Martyn set a new Corstorphine AAC club record with a brilliant run in the London Marathon.

He crossed the finish line on The Mall in 2hrs, 19mins and 56secs to break Dougie Selman’s previous best time of 2:20:37 set in Valencia in December 2023.

Tom finished 15th in the mass race, securing silver in the Scottish Championships in the process behind Olympian Callum Hawkins.

A number of other Corstorphine athletes pounded the streets of the UK capital in the iconic 26.2-mile race, including Julian Barrable, Mickey Breen, Stuart Campbell, Stuart Fenwick, Tom Gallahue, Iain Macleod, Neil Meldrum, Katie Mitchell, Keith Ovenstone, Andrew Rolland, Megan Smith and Sara Wood.

And CAAC frame running coach Gill Menzies was the support runner as Julie McElroy became the first female frame runner to complete the race.

Massive congratulations to all of our participants.

Elsewhere, there was a string of fine performances at the inaugural Forth Ultra and Team Relay event.

The 43-mile course began at Helix Park in Falkirk before crossing the Kincardine Bridge and heading along the West Fife coast through the likes of Culross. Runners then took to the Forth Road Bridge before passing Hopetoun House, Blackness Castle and the Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness as they completed the loop back at the Kelpies.

Tristan Rabaeijs put in a strong finish to complete the course in an impressive time of 6hrs, 59mins and 57secs.

In the team event, the Quads of Fury comprising Daisy Rae, Kieran Scott, Niamh Gallagher and Jen Johnston finished 7th in 5:22:44.

And the Dream Team of Andy Hamilton, Andy Nichol, Jan-Bert van den Berg and Victor Jack came home in 5:35:02 to finish 9th out of 75 teams.

[Photo Credit: Bobby Gavin]

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