A running club is celebrating marathon success after raising more than £13k for charity.

Transition Running, a Bridport-based running company, saw seven of its runners take on the London Marathon.

Clare Pimbley, Lucy Little, Matt Little, Jane Bartlett, Emily England, Chloe Grier and Keith Butcher all took on the 26.2-mile challenge in the capital.

Now they have added up their donations, they are delighted that an impressive £13,000 has been raised for worthwhile causes.

The money raised will go to each of the runners’ respective charities, including the Wessex Cancer Trust and Arthritis Research.

The London Marathon was a first for all seven runners, with none having ever taken on a marathon before.

To make things even more challenging, temperatures on the day of the race soared to 23 degrees Celsius for what was the hottest London Marathon on record.

Keith, who only took up the sport seven months ago, said: "The whole day was amazing. I felt quietly confident because of my preparation from the run groups".

Head coach at Transition Running, Joe Allen, expressed pride for the group.

"This was an incredible achievement for all of them, they trained very hard at our strength groups and run groups but nothing could have prepared them for the record breaking warm weather on the day," he said.

If you have been left inspired by this year’s race and would like to take on the London Marathon next year, Joe is hosting a free talk, followed by a questions and answers session, this Saturday, May 12.

The talk, entitled 'Introduction to Running', will take place at Unit 5, Crepe Farm Business Park in Symondsbury.

Doors will open at 9.30am and the talk will start at 10am.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/TransitionRunning/