BURNDENER Andy Dunleavy capped off a busy week by finishing third V60 at this year's Fleetwood half marathon.

He came home in a strong time of 1hr 45mins 2secs on a blustery seafront course, followed closely by Aidy Ashburn who came in at 1:45:04.

New club member, Luke Newell, completed a Burnden trio at the race and recorded a time of 2:14:31.

Husband-and-wife team, Paul and Sharon Drew, were also on half-marathon duty, this time in Lancaster at the Riverside half marathon, both recording personal-best times on the course – Paul registering 1:48:51 and Sharon finishing in 2:13:26.

A third race on the Fylde coast last weekend saw three members taking part in the Run Through the Lights 10k Night Race in Blackpool.

Diane Wylie, enjoying her first year at Burnden, was first home in a time of 1:00:40, followed by husband-and-wife team, David Morrison (1:09:50) and Julie Morrison (1:09:51).

Mel Walker continued his fine summer form, claiming first V75 prize in a year's best time of 51:17 at the Birchwood 10k.

Off-road events this week brought individual and team success too.

Mark Jackson went one better and won the Ice lolly 5k challenge, followed in second place overall by Dunleavy, while Sarah Watton brought home the ladies and was second female overall.

Results: Mark Jackson 22:48, Andy Dunleavy 23:10, Sarah Watton 25:27, Dave Smith 27:25 (first V55), Gareth Lowe 28:01, Richard Blake 30:56, Cheryl Dunleavy 40:40.

David Morrison was the sole Burnden runner at the Whittle fell race near Waterfoot – a 4.5-mile course with 1,400 feet of ascent. In tricky midweek conditions, he completed the course in 1:33:23.

The team of Emma Walker, Louise Wall and Nadia Raza won the ladies' team prize at the Catherine Dowdall Memorial fell race in Darwen.

The race that formed part of the club's internal fell championship also saw Ged Turner being Burnden's frontrunner in a time of 49:01.

Results: Ged Turner 49:01, Emma Walker 1:00:22, Louise Wall 1:02:31, Nadia Raza 1:05:10.