A BUSY weekend of racing saw Lostock AC's Mark Liptrot head to Glencoe in Scotland for the final race of the 2018 Skyrunning world championships, the Glencoe Skyline.

While bad weather forced the race organisers to use the bad weather course, the 32k route, with 2,700m of ascent.

It still covered some of the most technically challenging wild running and climbing in the UK and Liptrot finished the unforgiving race in 6hrs 18mins 21secs.

In the Lake District, the 3 Shires fell race saw Lostock's Chris Taylor, Adrian Hope and Mark Shuttleworth complete the 20k, 1,220m of ascent route over Wetherlam, Swirl How and Pike O'Blisco in 2:59:19, 3:00:29 and 3:18:11, respectively.

Closer to home the Red Rose ultra saw Albert Sunter and partner Toney Donnelly finish the 50-mile race in 11:48 to finish joint fifth.

Meanwhile, fellow Lostockers Abigail Sunter and Brian Halton, running with long-time Lostock associate Mark Salmon, finished in 15:31.

The Yarrow Valley 10k saw Rachael Hancock continue her impressive debut season in the green vest of Lostock with an age-group first place in 56:04. Fellow Lostockers Stuart Hatton, Jocelyn Chadderton and Paul Speed had similarly strong times of 55:01, 62:24 and 69:45, respectively.

At Catterick, Garrison veteran triathlon member Ed Swift completed the Parachute Regiment's annual Paras 10 run in 2:26:50.

Away from competitive running 10 Lostock club members enjoyed the Newcastle to Edinburgh Coast and Castles bike ride, completing the scenic and historical 225 miles over four days.