IN PICTURES: The fantastic local runners who took part in this year's London Marathon

More than 40,000 people took part in the London Marathon at the weekend.

Ian and Rachel Haldenby took part in their first ever marathon for the National Autistic Society

This year’s event, which was the hottest on record, took place on Sunday.

And local runners were among those pounding the streets of the capital as they took on the 26.2 mile course.

We wanted to highlight the fantastic effort of those local people who completed the marathon so we asked for your pictures and have put them together in a gallery.

Well done to everyone who took part.