FOUR Tiptree Road Runners Parkrun records fell within minutes of each other on Saturday.

Club members made the most of the favourable conditions and three of them went at Maldon, where Aaron Graves clocked a personal best (PB) of 18 minutes and three seconds to finish third and lower his own Male Senior mark.

Pete Banks continued his improvement to significantly lower his M40 record, smashing through the 20-minute barrier in 19m 23s.

Not to be outdone, Gavin Laws crossed the line in 19m 44s to take two minutes off the existing M35 record.

Meanwhile, in Burnham-on-Crouch, Rachel Jackson, paced round by Phill Clarke, ran 24m 21s to finish first lady and lower her Female Senior record.

There were also a clutch of other good performances at a windless Maldon, with PBs for Sue Archer (26m 7s) and Paul Graves (26m 24s) and season's bests for Edward Skinner (23m 32s) and Lorraine Baker (25m 36s), with Gary Perryman also running a season's best 22m 47s at Basildon.

Elsewhere, on the trails, The Wychaven Way runs the length of Worcestershire and forms the course for the Wychaven 40-mile Ultra event tackled by James Haskey-Jones and Nic Vincent.

Haskey-Jones recorded 7h 7m 2s to finish his second ultra of the month in 11th place overall, with Vincent coming home in 9h 27m 41s.

Craig Dawson emerged victorious in the six-mile Last Minute Trail, beating all-comers to record a time of 41m 36s.

Anthony Knight continued his comeback from a knee injury to record 1h 4m 49s.

Zoe Jackson, Jo Dickman, Ro Roblin and Tina Clarke came home together in 1h 9m 5s, with Julian Holder posting 1h 17m 13s.

In the three-mile event, Wendy Smalley ran 58m 24s and Roger Duffield 1h 33s.

Four of the club's runners went down to the south of the county to take part in the Hadleigh 2012 Legacy 10K - an off-road race held over the challenging Olympic mountain bike course.

Maldon's Stacy Hember was first home for the club, with her time of 1h 2m 47s placing her fourth in the F45 category.

Zoe Jackson clocked 1h 14m 56s, John McVelia 1h 14m 58s and Alia Hamden 1h 26m.

Malcolm Bailey's latest six-hour challenge event was in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, and involved tackling a 3.3-mile course along the banks of a river. Malcolm completed his 49th marathon in 5h 23m 49s, while in Hampshire, Anita Leaver finished the Romsey five-mile race in 53m 7s.