Walpole St Andrew’s Matt Pyatt recorded a fantastic time when ran his first Virgin Money London Marathon which was also his fourth marathon in 18 months.
With an already impressive personal best time of 2 hours 40 minutes and 49 seconds to beat, the self trained and motivated 36-year-old brilliantly finished 166th overall, ahead of 35,600 other finishers.
He managed a new personal best time of 2 hours 39 minutes and 1 second, beating his previous best set a year ago by 1 minute 48.
Pyatt now intends to have a break from marathon running for a year. He has also gained a Championship entry place for the next two London Marathons and a free entry to the Edinburgh Marathon if he wishes to take on these challenges.