Renegade Runners at the Swaffham Parkrun Run for Olly event.Pictures: SUBMITTED.

ATHLETICS: A hilly race in warm and windy conditions failed to knock the smile off Liz Sennitt-Clough’s face.

The Renegades Runners member took on the longest running annual marathon in the world in Boston, USA, which has been going since 1897.

She described it “as her toughest training race ever” but still recorded a finishing time of 3 hours and 46 minutes.

This bodes well for her next big marathon outing in Edinburgh in five weeks where she hopes to run a personal best time.

On Saturday members of King’s Lynn-based Renegade Runners travelled en-masse to Swaffham Parkrun to support a fellow Runner Rob Crockford’s Wooden Spoon charity, which is in aid of disadvantaged and disabled children.

The Run For Olly was put on in memory of his 20-year-old son who died two years ago.

The Renegades helped Crockford raise almost £400 for the charity on the day, which has added to his London Marathon record. 

Olly, like his dad, was big Norwich City supporter so the majority of runners ran in their favourite football shirts.

Of the 30 runners, Charlie and Ian Mitchell, as well as Darren Elsdon, left with 5k personal best times.

Lola Kidman ran a junior women’s age category record time of 21.58, while Matt Pyatt broke the course record by 23 seconds and the V40 record by 70 seconds, finishing in 16.34.

At the Fakenham 5k on Sunday, several of the Renegade Rockets, the group’s junior running stars, ran in a 1k fun run, followed by the grown-ups in the 5k race.

Darren Easter was the first finisher and 15th overall in 18.31 and third M45 was Emma Wood, who also finished as fourth woman overall in 21.14.

Irena Marcinek was third W40 in 24.08.

Other Renegade results: 18th Ash Gilbert 19.38, 63rd Martyn Benstead 22.03, 73rd Ian Wiggins 22.20, 75th Andy Doyle 22.34, 120th John Pentelow 24.57, 131st Rob Gosnell 25.40, 134th Alicia Hammond 25.46, 159th Darren Elsdon 27.20, 180th Rob Amis 28.51 and 231st Charlie Pyatt in 39.32.