BURNDEN’S Marcus Taylor beat the elements as well as injury to complete one of Europe’s toughest trail races, the Lakeland 100-Mile Ultra – conquering the gruelling event for the second time.

The circular route encompasses the whole of the Lakeland fells, and has 6,300 metres of ascent.

The route starts in Coniston and heads south before completing a clockwise loop which takes in the Dunnerdale fells, Eskdale, Wasdale and Buttermere before arriving in Keswick.

Marcus ran with an injured toe and although the injury started to take its toll midway through the race, he dug deep to complete the challenge in 34hrs 52mins 52secs.

Andrew Hardingham chose the half-distance Lakeland 50, which covers the second half of the 100-mile course. Andrew delivered an impressive time of 11:56:50.

At Lancaster, four members completed the Riverside 10-Mile race with Jackie Oakes first to finish in 1:20:56.

Louise Fox was next to finish, registering a time of 1:42:29, followed by Sandra Caine in 1:57:29 and Karen Ratcliffe in 2:04:09.

In the fourth of the Astley Park midweek series, Mark Swannell finished 14th overall in 27:03 and was the first member home.

Steve Nolan was first M50 in 27:42, with Rob Short (28:07), Paul Duke (28:07), Lee White (28:12), Marcus Chester (28:58) and Mark Jackson (29:34) making it seven members ducking under the 30-minute mark.

Paula Pilling was second F40 and fourth female finisher in 30:34, Sarah Watton was fourth FS and 10th female finisher with a time of 32:00. Tony Wall was third M60 in 32:32.

In the F50 category, Burnden took three of the first four places. Lyndsay Darbyshire was second in 33:02, Gwen Kinloch third in 33:07 and Isaline Pollitt fourth in 33:15.

Other results: Martyn Pollitt (30:28), Andrew Duffy (30:32), Marcus Taylor (30:47), Laurence Keighley (31:11), Gareth Doherty (33:17), Ben Callaghan (33:26), Steven Bate (33:32), Adrian Ashburn (34:04), Richard Blake (34:07), Vicky Harrier (34:19), Anne Ferguson (34:31), Shirley Staveley (34:36), Chris Greenall (35:09), Mark Butler (35:25), Liam Christie (35:50), David Morrison (36:31), Phil Holden (37:14), Linda O’Byrne (37:45), Emma Holden (38:53), Jenna Leeks (39:01), Sheila Christie (39:38), Paul Christie (39:41), Sarah Woodiwiss (39:52), Mark Kenny (41:06), Kathryn Page (41:11), Jackie Cairns (43:02), Louise Fox (43:03), Joanne Darby (43:25), Louise Wall (45:00), Dawn Evans (48:34), Karen Ratcliffe (49:18), Gillian McGowan (57:55), Johnny McGowan (57:56).

Over the whole series, Steven Bate finished in 20th place overall and eighth M40.

In the ladies' section Isaline Pollitt finished fourth overall and first F50 across the series, while Shirley Staveley was seventh overall and third F50.