LOSTOCK AC's Cathy Stratton headed to the Vale of York for the Sundowner middle-distance triathlon at the weekend and secured a top-10 age-group finish.

After a frustrating early season beset by injury, Stratton did well in the 70.3-mile half ironman distance race.

She posted a 48mins 17secs swim split, 3:17:31 for the relentlessly difficult bike leg that started in driving rain, and finishing with a 2:10:31 half marathon.

Meanwhile, Anthony Wilcock completed the 29th of his 30 half marathons in his 30th year at the Cheshire Half Marathon at Capesthorne as he continues to raise money for the Zuri social enterprise project in Uganda.

Posting a time of 1:44:57, he was joined by his father, David (2:02:22). mother, Alison, and sister Elaine as they completed their first half marathons. Wilcock's odyssey concludes this weekend in Aberdeenshire where he will be supported by his family and fellow Lostockers as he completes his 30th race. The Wigan 10k saw four personal bests and two top-10 age-group finishes among the nine-strong Lostock AC contingent.

Gareth Pratt was the first home for Lostock in a time of 44:37, followed by Kimberley Couper-Weng, who was ninth in her age group, in 47:36.

Paul Lacey came home in 48:49, followed by Anthony Maxwell (48:58), Claire Shewbridge (49:22), Martin Smith (54:10), Jennifer Donnellan (55:04), Sheila Garewal (55:33 – second in age group), and Fran Corcoran (64:25).

Back in the multi-sport arena, Nikki Hamerton turned in an impressive performance at the Shewsbury Quadrathlon to finish fifth woman overall in a time of 1:54:53 for the swim/bike/kayak/run format.