LOSTOCK AC's Stuart Hatton and Andy Laycock headed to Wheelton for the 35th running of the Through the Villages road race.

The 8.4-mile event, which is also the final qualifying race of Lostock's road championship, follows a scenic and undulating route through Brinscall, Abbey Village and Withnell before returning to Wheelton.

Hatton finished it in 1hr 7mins 17secs and Laycock in 1:10:05.

The onset of winter also saw the first of the South Ribble Orienteering winter league events in Lancaster and there was a strong showing from the Lostock contingent.

Josie Greenhalgh and her partner finished in third position, followed by Tony Marlow in fourth and Albert and Abigail Sunter in eighth.

In parkrun David Wilcock set a new personal best of 25:35 at Haigh Hall where Alison Wilcock ran 37:13, and Mark Shuttleworth recorded 21:17 at Worsley Woods.