ISLANDERS PAST AND PRESENT COMPLETE LONDON MARATHON
The Isles of Scilly was well represented at the 36th London Marathon on Sunday with at least five islanders and ex-islanders taking part.
Mother and daughter team Helen and Hannah Pearce were joined by former Scilly police officer Nikki Lawry, chef Mark Ellender and Duncan Moore.
Pharmacist Helen finished in 3 hours, 59 minutes and 46 seconds, with Hannah close behind at 4 hours, 3 minutes and 55 seconds.
Nikki made it around the course in 4:22:50, while Mark - a chef who currently works in Mincarlo on St Mary's - managed 6:37:09. Duncan finished in a time of 06:41:48.
Helen wrote on Facebook after the race: "We both had a fantastic day - amazing support from both the crowd & Facebook friends & family - thank you all so much."
Duncan, who raised almost £2,000 for charity, thanked his supporters but added: "I would also like to announce that I be will retiring from marathon running. In the mean time I'm lying in bed very, very still, waiting until tomorrow when I can cancel my gym membership."
Duncan is 25 and he was running for a charity in Cornwall that cares for adults with learning difficulties that he worked for until recently
An estimated 39,698 runners lined up for the 26.2-mile course.
The race was started by astronaut Tim Peake, who took part on a treadmill aboard the International Space Station. He broke the record for the fastest marathon in orbit at 3:35:21.