HUDDERSFIELD runners have been counting the pennies and pounds after their triumphs in the London Marathon.
They braved the drizzle to join nearly 35,000 runners on the 26-mile course - and raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity.
Our local athletes were among some of the 80% of runners who took part to raise money for charity.
Pat Ainsworth, 60, from Emley, completed her 10th London Marathon in 4hr 57min.
She ran to raise cash for Kirkwood Hospice for the second year and hopes to collect £1,700.
Slaithwaite GP Sue Walker, 34, of Seymour Walk, Meltham, completed the race in a respectable 4hr 16min in aid of the Action Medical Research charity.
She said: "The marathon was amazing and I am pleased with my time. Although the legs feel as though they don't yet belong to me, I'd definitely do it again."
Charity worker Julia Casserly, 43, from Scholes, Holmfirth, completed the race in 5hr 8min. She raised £1,100 for disability charity United Response.
Julie Sykes, a businesswoman from Shepley, completed her third London Marathon. She completed the course in 4hr 42min, raising cash for the Anthony Nolan Trust.
She said: "I was in pain for the last six miles, but it was worth it. I am really pleased with my time, which is my best yet."
The Rev David Male, of the Huddersfield-based Net Church, says he is still recovering!
He added: "It was very painful, but I was determined to get round. I am very pleased I did. I will stick to half-marathons in the future!"
He completed the course in 5hr 49min and raised more than £500 for a Christians in Sport charity project A Game of 2 Halves.
A former Huddersfield man raised over £1,000 for the Fight for Sight charity.
Andrew Bromhead, 37, clocked up a time of 3hr and 49min in his first marathon.
The former Newsome High School and Greenhead College student hails from Taylor Hill. But he now lives in Wimbledon and is a computer programmer.