Members of an Oswestry running club ran a combined distance of more than 115 miles as they took on a virtual challenge earlier this month.

The Oswestry Olympians club attempted the challenge set by Builth and District Running Club to run a 15-hour virtual relay competition.

In the absence of live road races, members completed their legs of the relay individually, starting with Brian Rothera at 5am, and finishing with Tim Tansley at 8pm.

Running between those times were; Pete Jones, Pam Lloyd, Ellen Harrison, Jude Hughes, Kelly Clarke, Ashling Donohue- Harrison, Dave Newton, Tom Heard, Louise Woolcock, Charlotte Rose Hunter, Amanda Bebbington, Ryan Stokes, Evan Roberts and Matthew Knapper.

The idea of the challenge was to see which team across Wales and its borders could work together to produce the highest total distance.

Runners used distance and time keeping apps such as Strava to calculate their distances.

Members of the Oswestry club completed 117.5 miles, completing an average of 7.8 miles per hour, which meant they achieved a respectable 18th-place finish out of the 58 teams which competed.

Leading the way for the Olympians was Amanda Bebbington who contributed with a two-hour stint on the treadmill.

The 58 teams involved completed a combined total of 6,092 miles.

Builth and District running club were really pleased with the success of the event and aim to schedule a follow up relay in July.

Dave, runner and spokesman for Oswestry Olympians, said: "All the runners enjoyed the experience as they were able to monitor each other’s progress on social media."