IN a weekend when most of the UK was experiencing severe rain and flooding Lostock AC’s Josie Greenhalgh and Tony Marlow had dry, near-perfect weather for their Abraham’s Tea Round challenge.

The event is a 30-mile ultramarathon with 12,000ft of ascent that starts and finishes at George Fisher Sports in Keswick.

The Abraham’s Tea Round takes its inspiration and name from the tea shop in George Fisher Sports and visits all the Lakeland peaks visible from the tea shop window.

Working as a team, Greenhalgh and Marlow visited the prerequisite peaks of Catbells, Robinson, High Stile, Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Eel Crag, Sail, Causey Pike, Rowling End and Barrow, finishing in a time of 10hrs 50 mins.

Another Lostocker avoiding the rain was Matt Withers, who made his triathlon debut in Greece at the Syvota International Triathlon Training Race.

Swimming in the beautiful temperate waters in the Ionian Sea off the east coast of Greece. Withers turned in a time of 22:04 for the 750m swim, a 45:24 for the 20k bike split and 39:04 for the hot, undulating 5k run.

Haigh Woodland Parkrun celebrated its 200th running at the weekend, and while the torrential rain put paid to some of the planned festivities, it did not stop Lostock AC’s Gareth Pratt turning in a time of 22:48 to finish 14th and second in age group. Worsley Woods Parkrun saw Mark Shuttleworth turn in a time of 21:59.