Five Stilton Striders made the trip to Nottingham for the Notts Five-Mile Road Race.
Covering two laps of a flat and fast course around the Nottingham Embankment, a total of 273 finishers survived the hot, muggy conditions.
First back for the Striders in 30th position was the ever-improving Luke Eggleston in 30min 38secs just over a minute ahead of Darren Glover (31.42) in 41st place.
Brian Wakling had a brilliant run to dip under his target time of 38.20 by 15 seconds, finishing 129th in his first five-mile race.
Just behind in 130th was Ben Pickard who helped pace Brian round and was given the same time of 38.05. Vanessa Walker completed the quintet in 236th place in a time of 46.29.