It has been a busy few weeks for Isle of Wight athlete and Ryde Harrier, Dan Eckersley.

He won a place on the podium at the South of England Championships, despite an awkward landing.

Over his favourite track distance, the 3,000m steeplechase, the Islander crossed the line in just over nine minutes and 59 seconds.

In the tight race, Dan was chasing down the race leader but a landing after the last water barrier caused severe pain to his Achilles tendon.

Luckily able to regain his momentum, and cheered on by the capacity crowd at the Thames Valley Stadium, he piked up a South of England bronze.

Daniel was also selected to compete for the National Athletics League's team at the Loughborough International, which consisted of representatives from England, Wales and Scotland, as well as the GB U20, plus student teams for Loughborough and Britain.

In the 3,000m Steeplechase, comprising seven and a half laps with five barriers per lap, Dan finished in just over nine minutes and 17 seconds.

On the roads, he won the Masters International Half Marathon, which was incorporated into the Manchester Half Marathon.

Dan was running for England in the 35-39 category, setting off with fellow Master, Welsh international Tom Roberts.

Daniel bided his time before lifting the pace, which included a 05:03 mile, before the Islander crossed the line as Masters champion, in 68 minutes and 25 seconds, just ahead of Tom.