PHIL Marsden took a step up from second place at Two Lads last week to win the Kinder Trog fell race from Hayfield over a distance of 16 miles.

It was a week of team success for Horwich with a win that pushed the strong Salford Harriers team into second place at the third race in the City of Manchester 5k series.

Gareth Booth had a fine run for second place, well backed up by Andrew Crickmore and James Jordan in top-10 places. Jordan continues to lead the individual series with a set of consistent results.

This week it was the second in the club’s own Jubilee road race series over five miles at Rivington.

The top three places were filled by Blackburn Harriers with Ben Costello winning the event.

Horwich’s Michael Chadderton was fourth and Harriers finished fifth out of 12 teams with Chadderton being joined by Steve Williams, Simon Vaughan and Doug Fleming.

Williams was first V60 and Tony Hesketh was first V70.

This round of the Jubilee series was the Horwich fixture in the Central Lancs road grand prix.

Horwich had a full turnout of 10 qualifying runners to enhance the club’s series standing.

On the fells, the Buttermere Horseshoe race was a major challenge on a hot day.

The 22 miles and 8,200 feet of ascent defeated 35 of the starters who retired.

Nick Leigh was Horwich’s highest finisher and fell regulars Dan Gilbert and Mark Walsh had solid runs too.

At Hawkswick, over the shorter Dash route of 1.2 miles, the steep incline and descent was perfect for Graham Schofield who took the MV60 prize, maintaining a set of great results in the British Open Fell Runners series.

For the juniors, the club’s Street race introduced some new Harriers to winning ways including Georgia Clarkson, who was first under-9 girl, Jacob Walton (first u7 boy) and Leah Stokes (first u7 girl).

Harrison Stokes was the highest finisher in the younger age-group race in fifth place behind the winner Ethan Davies, of Leigh, who is a regular top-three runner in Street races.

In the older age-group race, Matthew Flatters had another great result, winning ahead of Lucas Milliken.

In third place, Isaac Battye was first u13 boy and in fifth place Eva Baldwin was first u13 girl.

In parkrun, Andrew Crickmore, Gareth Booth and Andy Ford all followed up their midweek results with first places at Bolton, Penrith and Watergrove respectively.

Richard Howarth was also customarily first home at Cuerden Valley.

There were four second places for Harriers women – from Lindsey Brindle at Worsley Woods, Maria Lowe at Heaton, Erica Booth at Cuerden Valley and Alyssia Jackson at Haigh Woodlands.

At Pennington Flash, Lesley Davidson closed in on her 150th parkrun with 142nd place on her 142nd run.

At Queens Park junior parkrun, Isabella Merritt was first and Aleks Clayden was third.

Horwich RMI Harriers results: Bridestones fell race – 12th Andy Ford 43:07;

Jubilee road race (Rivington) – 4th Michael Chadderton 29:16, 22nd Stephen Williams 31:56, 31st Simon Vaughan 33:15, 55th Doug Fleming 34:42, 57th Geoff Leech 35:06, 59th Kimberley Chadderton 35:11, 69th Ronnie Isaacs 35:51, 92nd Tony Hesketh 37:00, 117th Gemma Stokes 38:32, 140th Lawrence Pinnell 40:18;

Sabden 6-mile trail race – 100th David Barnes 50:27;

City of Manchester 5k road race – 2nd Gareth Booth 16:42, 6th Andrew Crickmore 17:01, 7th James Jordan 17:03;

Darren Holloway Buttermere Horseshoe fell race – 92nd Nick Leigh 5:09:58, 119th Mark Walsh 5:18:50, 162nd Dan Gilbert 5:42:27;

North Devon Coastal Marathon – 72nd David Barnes 5:13:35;

Runthrough Heaton Park 10k – 8th Geoff Leech 45:28;

Kinder Trog fell race – 1st Phil Marsden 1:50:11, 88th Doug Fleming 2:52:21, 145th Lawrence Pinnell 3:30:44;

Hawkswick Dash fell race (Yorks Dales) – 20th Graham Schofield 15:04.