LOSTOCK'S Josie Greenhalgh set a new women's course record at the 10 Peaks Lake District ultra marathon last weekend.

Starting and finishing in Keswick, the long course route completed by Greenhalgh, Toney Donnelly and fellow Lostockers Tony Marlow and Albert Sunter, visits the summits of 10 of the highest Lakeland peaks, starting with Hellvelyn and finishing with Skiddaw, and covers a distance of 73km with 5,000m of ascent.

Competitors have to be fully equipped to deal with any weather or eventuality and have their navigational skills tested to the limit.

Working as a team, Greenhalgh was the first woman home and 17th overall out of a starting field of 83, with a time of 16hrs 7mins 47secs – a new women's course record.

Marlow was next home in a time of 16:07:49, followed closely by Donnelly in 16:07:54 and Sunter in 16:07:59. Speaking after the event Greenhalgh stated how pleased she was with her achievement and paid tribute to her team members.

At about the same time Greenhalgh, Marlow, Donnelly and Sunter were starting their Lakeland odyssey, Neil Shelmerdine was at Seascale starting another feat of endurance – namely the Coast 2 Coast in a Day cycle sportif.

As the name suggests, cyclists cross England from Seascape in Cumbria to Whitby in Yorkshire in a maximum of 24 hours, cycling 150 miles and with 4,500m of climbing.

Shelmerdine, a two-time Ironman finisher, completed the ride in 12 hours.

Closer to home Mark Liptrot led home a team of eight Lostockers at the second Jubilee race of the summer in a time of 33:25 with a third-place age-group finish.

Mark Shuttleworth was next home in 36:02, followed by Andy Laycock (38:22), Claire Shewbridge (39:22), Mark Checkley (40:11), Ian Johnson (40:54), David Wilcock (43:39) and Jocelyn Chadderton (43:58).