An Orion Harrier runner was victorious in the Vet 45 category of the British Masters Multi Terrain Championships.

Adam Baker completed the event which was run in conjunction with the North Downs 30km in Kent in 2.18.00 on Sunday.

The race incorporates trails, hills, cross country, roads, tracks and public paths.

Seven hundred runners took part but Baker was the overall winner in his category.

Talking about his victory he said: “I can honestly say it was one of the toughest races I have run, even more so than the Boston Marathon.

“I set off at a quick pace, taking advantage of the quick downhill section for the first 5km.

“You just churn out the miles and keep going as fast as you can.”

“Knowing that you are leading the age group keeps you going and to not give up. It is a brilliant feeling when they announce you name during the presentation.”

Baker decided to use this race for two big races he has coming up over the next week.

Tomorrow he will take part in the Orion Harriers Fast Friday which attracts runners from all over the country.

This race is open for anyone to come down and watch from the third lane of the track at Walthamstow Forest Pool and Track.

He will then take part in the European Masters Championships in Denmark in August and will represent Team GB in the half marathon.