Daniel Lewis and Lara Clark stormed down The Mall and scored magnificent victories in the Adidas Mini London Marathon on Sunday.

Daniel became the inter-borough boys' 15-17 years champion, and Lara took the girls' 11-12 years title.

There were also splendid performances from Chloe Wilkinson, second in the girls' 15-17 years contest, and Lindsay Barr, third in the 13-14 years category.

All four are members of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers. They helped Barnet (1704 points) take second place out of the 33 boroughs, behind winners Havering (1373).

For Lewis it was a well-earned and overdue success, after previously finishing second and fourth.

His outstanding achievements on the track and in cross-country suggested he had an excellent chance of succeeding this time.

Winner of the intermediate 1500m steeplechase in the National Schools' Championships last summer, Daniel was also under-17 runner-up in the national cross-country championships.

Sunday's race was over the last 2.65 miles of the London Marathon course.

For the first time, ten county and two regional squads joined the 33 borough teams.

Concerned that this might cause heavy congestion at the start, officials decided that the county runners should start ten metres ahead of the borough representatives.

Mark Draper (Bedfordshire) was the overall winner in 12mins 56sec, and Lewis fourth, in 13.13, took the inter-borough title

Lara Clark's fine win in the Middlesex Schools' Championships suggested she had a good chance in the London contest and she beat her 222 rivals in 16mins 54sec.

Her winning margin, 29 seconds, was the biggest at the meeting.

Chloe Wilkinson had finished runner-up to Faye Fullerton in the national cross-country championships (U17).

That was repeated, with Fullerton clocking a time of 14.41 and Wilkinson 15.02.

In the girls' 13-14 years race, Lindsay Barr again ran well for third place and Toni Fox was eighth.

Billy Phillip and David Barr were 11th and 13th respectively in the boys' 11-12 run, while Daniel Russell was 10th in the 13-14 category.