As temperatures soared in the Capital this morning, there was a dramatic finish to this year's Edinburgh Marathon. Wesham's Steve Littler swept passed the stricken Tipton Harrier, Phil Hinch to win in 2.26. Twenty three year old Hinch, running his first marathon, had led for most of the race but was hit by cramp within sight of the finish and the strong finishing Littler crossed the line 16 seconds ahead of him.
Southport Waterloo was well represented. Angela Delaney was first to finish in around 3.22. A great time in such difficult conditions. I saw Chris Cutner, Andy and Margot Bowker all come through at 9 miles but I don't have finish times for them yet.
Victoria Park CoG's, marathon machine, Gerry Craig finished in just under three hours, just four weeks after finishing a minute ahead of me at London.
Lots more photos - check back here tomorrow.