PURBECK Runners' Nigel Haywood continued his epic spring of marathon success at the inaugural Dorchester Marathon.

Haywood’s 3:25:38 was his third sub three-and-a-half hour marathon in as many months following impressive efforts in London and North Dorset.

The full Runners contingent performed admirably in humid conditions, with Jayne Hodson (4:13:47) the club's first female across the line.

Club co-founder Ross Wayne said: “Nigel goes from strength to strength and is an example to our young athletes.”