A marathon effort

Katie Cooper.
Katie Cooper.

Boston runners put in the extra miles this weekend as they completed the London Marathon.

Katie Cooper clocked 4 hrs 22 mins when she completed the 26-plus-miles course through the capital on Sunday.

Nathan Hubbert.

Nathan Hubbert.

But any aches and pains were more than worth it as Katie has already raised more than £800 for Cancer Research UK.

Nathan Hubbert completed the course 108 seconds over the five-hour mark.

He was raising cash for the Stroke Association and, with money still coming in, he has raised several hundred poinds for his charity of choice.

Nathan is already talking about trying to better his time at next year’s marathon.

Boston-based members of Skegness & District Running Club also competed in London.

Mark Sands finished in 2 hrs 52 mins 38 secs while Beckie Dawson had a storming run and clocked 3 hrs 36 mins 20 secs, which means she will be back again next year.

Jayne Wallis was running her seventh London Marathon and came home in 4 hrs 41 mins 01 secs.

Boston teaching assistant Kerry Bennett, once being told she was not built to be a runner, proved her detractor wrong after running non-stop to clock 6 hrs 55 mins 38 secs, raising more than £1,000 for her charity of choice, Living Paintings.