Taunton Athletic Club and Running Forever Running Club athlete Hannah Taunton was making waves at the British Milers Club Grand Prix event in London at the weekend.

She ran a personal best time, which saw her confirmed as the third fastest runner in the world this year over 1500m in the T20 Paralympic category.

Taunton is continuing to work hard on improving her time, to increase her chances of being selected for Great Britain in an international event.

Last month saw her travel to Italy to train with the Paralympic Futures Academy.

IT was a fast and furious weekend of racing for Running Forever members with some great results in local races.

In the Pawlett Plod 10k, Joanne Carritt absolutely smashed it, managing sixth place and first female in 41.14.

Ali Bisatt was not far behind in 41.39, Ben Timpson came in at 42.23 and Gavin Clegg crossed the line in 46.48.

Sally Tuer was first in her age category in 54.25 and Brian Brown in 1.06.20.

There were also some great times at the Buckland Bolt.

Chris Brown achieved second in a time of 41.40, Andrew Saunders completed the course in 49.25, Peta Aspden crossed the line in 1.09.20, Brian Brown and Peter Stretton managed 1.11, with Janette Blair hot on their heels at 1.18, and, finally, Pat Pike was home in 1.25.

Sarah Whiteman travelled to Worcester to compete in the Droitwich Triathlon, a 400m swim, followed by 20k on the bike and a 5k run.

She finished in the impressive time of 1.22.33.

Venturing to the picturesque Ham Hill, Jamie Hill, Ali Wasey, Kristi and Duncan took on the Run From The Romans event organised by Flying Fox Running.

In total, Running Forever had 27 athletes at Longrun Meadow Parkrun.

Several travelled further afield, completing the courses at Minehead, Killerton, Delamere, Penrose, Rogiet, Farfalle and St Mary’s.

Taunton AC members have been busy in the summer sun, heading for the countryside over the weekend.

Six runners took on the cross-country Montacute Parkrun, in sight of the Elizabethan mansion.

Emma Kiernan finished first lady home, and she was joined at the event by Mark Bysouth, Jon Gilling, Sharron Kington, Suzi Griffiths and Keith Paul.

Over at the Haytor Heller six-miler, Lesley and Richard Westgate took on the rugged terrain, with Lesley finishing in 1.12.32, followed by Richard in 1.14.41.

Carl Ward finished eighth and first V55 home on the Hilly Dalwood 10, while Nick Williams (42.49) and Ellie Steer (46.35) enjoyed the Norwick 10k.

Four members travelled to Exeter for the midweek 10k, with Andy Staples completing in 39.37, Emma Kiernan 39.42, Neil Smith 41.59 and Nick Daniels 40.14.

A strong Hydro Harriers’ Longrun Meadow Parkrun turnout last Saturday saw Tom Mellor home in 18min 45sec and sixth out of 345 athletes.

Also rans were Ian Salter (19.29), Andy White (21.14) and Simon Blunt (30.20).