Bridlington Road Runners’ Cathy Wood battled through the pain barrier to break her personal best for the marathon on Sunday.
Despite a knee injury, she took 10 minutes off her previous best as she was the seventh woman home in the Chester Marathon.
One of the top marathons in England and follows one of the most historic and picturesque routes.
It takes in sights such as Chester Cathedral, the Roman Amphitheatre, through the Roman Walls, before heading out of England into the Welsh border villages of Lavister and Rossett and over the Ancient Roman Bridge in Farndon and back to the finish at the racecourse.
Wood finishing in 117th in 3:01:34 and was first in her age group.