BURNDEN’S Shay Walker made an immediate impact on his debut in the club vest with a tremendous run at the Terry Nortley 10-Mile race in Radcliffe which saw him finish in the top 10.

Walker was ninth and second M45 in 1hr 3mins 59secs, while Marcus Chester was next in 1:13:29, fending off the challenge of Gareth Doherty who registered 1:14:06 close on his heels.

Andy Duffy was second M55 in 1:15:37.

Kate Ellis was the club’s first female finisher, 13th overall in the women’s race and third F55 in 1:23:13.

Other results: Chris Greenall (1:25:21), Richard Blake (1:26:57), Denise Hodgkinson (1:34:01), Emma Walker (1:50:57), Louise Fox (1:52:05).

Mel Walker won the V70 category at the popular Lostock 6 event with a time of 48:33.

First member to cross the line was Mark Jackson, who ducked under 40 minutes with a terrific time of 39:07.

Jackie Oakes was the first female member to finish, clocking a time of 48:57.

Other results: Simon Marland (43:23), David Broadhurst (44:34), Lawrence McDonald (47:17), Paul Johnson (47:39), Kris Worsley (48:59), Carolyn Barker (49:56), Craig Philpot (50:11), Maggie Slamin (53:16), Kerry Stevenson (53:20), Julie Riddle (53:50), Tracey Lowe (54:04), Sue Blackman (1:03:15), Diane Morrison (1:07:11), Louise Geoghegan (1:07:11), John Hall (1:11:15), Bill Kelly (1:12:39).

Liz McLellan was first female finisher at the Stanley Park 10k in Blackpool, finishing 25th overall in 41:35.

Three Burnden members took part in the Northumberland Coastal Trail half-marathon run entirely on beaches and coastal headland paths with the finish line at the imposing Bamburgh Castle.

Andy Staveley completed the half course in 1:43:02, second V55 and 32nd overall in a field of 340 starters.

Shirley Staveley dropped down to the Coastal 10k because of illness but still managed 58:48, second FV50 and 43rd overall out of 155 in a time of 58:48.

Nadia Raza tackled the marathon distance and completed the arduous course from Alnwick to Bamburgh in 6:21:55, reaching the start of the coastal section at Alnmouth in 1:28:52 and the Seahouses checkpoint in 5:38:47.

Closer to home, three Burnden runners took part in the Standish Hall 10k trail race.

Paul Duke led the way, 11th overall and second V40 in 42:06.

Gwen Kinloch was first V55 in 49:55 and Andy Warburton came home in 55:31.

Marcus Taylor travelled to the Lakes to test himself over the tough Netherhall 10-miler. He was first V45 in 11th position overall with a superb time of 62:41.

Nine members headed for Malta and the island’s half marathon. Don Nichol was the first to finish with a great time of 1:44:56, the only one of the contingent to come in under two hours.

Phil Holden was next in 2:04:08, followed by Kathryn Page (2:07:20), Debra Hennessey (2:13:06), Karen Taylor (2:16:44), Susan Wood (2:32:54), Rita Ledwards (2:35:34), Sarah McConnell (2:41:13) and Johnny McGowan (3:34:21).