THERE were a number of excellent performances by Dursley Running Club athletes last weekend but two athletes went not just the extra mile but extra number of miles in their race.
The Dursley ultra-marathon athletes were on the start line of the Cotswold Way Century Ultra on Saturday.
 The race is 102 miles long with 11,000 feet of ascent and descent, and with the organisers reminding all participants on a regular basis in the pre-race information that it is extremely hilly. 
Both the Dursley entrants – Kate Browning and Andrew Truswell – are very experienced ultra runners and could have expected to do well.
Truswell was first in for the club in 24 hours 41 minutes to place  13th overall, with Browning finishing in 27hours 13mins to place 24th overall and equal first in the women’s category. 
Earlier that morning the park runners were out. Nigel Sankey was 28th out of 551 in Huddersfield posting an unexpected personal best  of of 19.39mins. 
He followed this  with an 11th place out of 31 at the Summer Wine trails "Stairway to Heaven" race. 
Closer to home at Kingsway, Dan Anderson came second in 17.43mins, just three seconds behind the winner. 
Dave Halford ran impressively to finish ninth and run a personal best as did Anthony and Jo Ball, with Cara Zoglowek and Julie Davies running the event for the first time.    
Results: Dan Anderson 17:43; Dave Halford 21:06 (PB) (1st MV40) Antony Ball 24:42 (PB) (3rd MV45); Jo Ball 22:18 (PB); Cara Zoglowek 37:54 Julie Davies 38:33.
Sunday saw 23 Dursley runners competing in various events. 
At the Cheltenham Half Marathon, Mike Compton led the team home.
Being paced around the course by Neil Hodgson, Crompton knocked over a minute off his personal best and relegated Rich Shirley's excellent run at Bristol to the second fastest official half marathon time for Dursley this season. 
Jo Browning also ran an excellent race and he will be pleased with the personal best as was Fran Amigoni. Paul Rogers was Dursley’s Lanterne Rouge  putting in a fine effort to complete the course in just over two hours 20mins. 
Janet Mathews travelled to Nottingham to race for the first time in two years, knocking over 24 minutes off her previous best half marathon time with one hour 59.03mins. 
Results: Mike Crompton 45th 1:23:02; Joe Browning 155th 1:30:10(PB); Mark Brasier  209th 01:33.01; Fran Amigoni 621st 01:43:38 (PB) ; Dave Halford 1946th 02:05:23; Zoe Fowler 2511th 02:17:22;  Rachel Carter 2512th 02:17:22; Paul Rogers 2624th  02:20:05. (chip times and positions)
At the Cirencester 10K, Dursley veteran Kevin Jackson led his compatriots home, placing fifth MV55. Dave Saunders and Alice Lewis both ran well pacing fourth and third respectively in their age categories.
Nicki Cowle was delighted to post a 10K PB on a challenging course. 
Results: Kevin Jackson 52nd 42.32 (5th MV59); Darren Richards 91st 45.32;  David Saunders 92nd 45.49 (4th V60);