BURNDEN’S Liz McLellan set a great pace in the Through the Villages race at the weekend.

McLellan completed the 8.5-mile course in 60mins 37secs, placing her second female finisher and second F45.

She was nearly three minutes ahead of Andrew Duffy, the next member to finish the event at Wheelton, near Chorley. Duffy clocked 63:21.

Anne Ferguson was first F55 and her time of 68:19, along with McLellan’s and Jackie Oakes’s 70:23, earned Burnden the ladies' team prize.

Other results: Adrian Ashburn (1:08:09), Don Nichol (1:12:08), Phil Holden (1:17:48), Karen Taylor (1:28:00), Debra Hennessey (1:28:03), Rita Ledwards (1:59:53), Gillian McGowan (1:59:53).

Bill Kelly took part in the tough Helvellyn 15k Trail Challenge last month.

Kelly completed the demanding yet scenic course in 2:32:39.