More success stories for Huddersfield runners have emerged from the London Marathon.
People from the town raised thousands of pounds for charity with their efforts in Sunday’s run.
And for one Huddersfield athlete it was a stellar performance against some of the world’s best runners.
David Turnbull, 34, finished an amazing 38th out of a field of more than 37,000.
But he was a little disappointed with his time of 2hrs 29mins.
“It was my 10th marathon and I had a good run, but I still have my best time of 2hrs 23mins from Amsterdam in 2011.
“It was amazing to line up with people like Mo Farah and world record holder Wilson Kipsang. It was hard in the heat and was a difficult race”.
Grange Moor mum of two Liz Brook, 27, said: “I’ve trained over the winter and never run in the heat that we experienced on Sunday.
“I finished in 5hrs 23mins wanting about 4hrs 30mins he’s but the weather did it. I was on target up until 17 miles and slowed down till 23 miles where mentally it got hard.
“My body did it but it was the mind. I finished and got my medal. I ran for the Capital FM charity ‘Help a capital child’ and raised £2,000.
“I loved the whole experience for my first marathon and I don’t think it will be my last”.
Police Communty Support Officer Katherine McFadzean helped a Yorkshire-based heart charity after her father had successful major heart surgery.
The 28-year-old Holmfirth Harrier, who serves with South Yorkshire Police, completed the event in four hours 48 mins and 44 seconds and confessed it was the hardest thing she’d ever done.
“But 26.2 miles later I finished with the best feeling, and it made it all worthwhile knowing I’ve raised money for such a fantastic cause.”
Katherine reckons she’s raised over £700, and added: “The sponsorship is just unreal, the support from friends and family has been unbelievable. That’s what has got me through.”
She wanted to raise as much as she could to help researchers find important new treatments for heart disease and to support the charity’s efforts in getting people to live healthier lifestyles. It follows the successful heart operation of her father John McFadzean, a former police sergeant in Huddersfield.
Huddersfield solicitor Satpal Sharma was delighetd with her time of 4hrs 19mins 23secs.
Satpal, 36, ran the race in aid of Arthritis Research UK in honour of her mother Dalip, who suffers from the condition.
She raised £455.