BURNDEN Road Runners' Gwen Kinloch is the women’s champion in this year’s Central Lancs Grand Prix series after the final race as the club dominated the overall results.

Kinloch claimed first prize in the open section, beating off all other female runners, with the club’s Sarah Watton second overall to make it a fantastic one-two for Burnden, and Isaline Pollitt made it three Burndeners in the top six.

Rob Short was overall runner-up in the men’s series with Paul Duke another prize-winner in fifth place and Marcus Taylor just missing out on the prizes in sixth.

There were a clutch of age group victories over the series. Marcus Taylor and Lee White made it a Burnden one-two in the M45 group and Tony Wall emerged top of the M60 class.

Paul Duke was runner-up in the M40 category with Martyn Pollitt second M55 and Don Taylor second M65.

In the women’s section, Anne Ferguson was runner-up to Gwen Kinloch in the F55 category. Linda O’Byrne was second F45 with Emma Walker third, while Isaline Pollitt and Sheila Christie were second and third, respectively, in the F50 section.

Burnden made it a clean sweep of the team prizes, winning the A and B men’s team leagues, the women’s series table and the veterans table.

Shay Walker came a brilliant fifth overall out of 314 finishers and second V45 in the Lancaster Half Marathon in a time of 1hr 23mins 36secs.

Several members chose the Through the Villages race at Wheelton, Chorley, to stretch their legs, with Pete Hopley leading them home, 24th overall and third M50 in 55:54.

Marcus Taylor was next to complete the 8.4-mile course in 58:08, followed by Simon Marland in 1:01:49.

Anne Ferguson was second F60 and 11th overall in the women’s race with a time of 1:06:02.

Other results: Mark Butler (1:10:39), Don Nichol (1:11:07), Colm O’Brien (1:12:29), Graham Robinson (1:14:34), Liz Hopley (1:25:41), Michelle Houghton (1:29:26), Sharon Drew (1:29:59), Debra Hennessey (1:35:22), Sue Blackman (1:38:46), John Hall (1:44:55).

Liz McLellan powered to sixth place in the women’s race at the Run Tatton 10k – third F45 – in 42:53.