BURNDENER Mark Jackson took on the climbs of the Snowdon marathon and finished in a strong time of 4hrs 12mins 49secs as the club saw a host of athletes scattered around the UK.

Team-wise it was the second race in the Red Rose Cross Cross League at Leverhulme Park and after a wet couple of weeks, conditions underfoot were always going to be tricky.

But the club more than held their own, both individually and in the team categories.

The men's team, led superbly by Jonathan Sangster (47th in 43:10), finished ninth overall and fifth vets team, while the ladies were not to be outdone as first home was Sarah Watton (15th in 24:45) and they were fifth team in both sections against some of the region's top teams.

Other results: Age-group success – Keith Thomas 46:54 (second V60), Liz Mclellan 26:02 (first V50), Gwen Kinloch 27:04 (second V55), Lyndsay Darbyshire 27:20 (second V50); men – Paul Duke 44:00, Steve Nolan 47:25, Andy Dunleavy 47:52, Peter Hopley 47:59, Andy Duffy 49:47, Mark Cannon 51:34, David Smith 52:41, Ged Turner 56:35, Steven Bate 56:39, Andrew Warburton 58:07, Mark Turner 59:51; women – Vicki Hamer 28:33, Liz Hopley 33:14, Louise Wall 34:03, Cheryl Dunleavy 40:03.

Diane Wylie continued her progress and increasing race mileage by completing the Cannock Chase Trail half marathon – a tough off-road race with a total of 1,335 feet of elevation that did not stop her posting a fine time of 2:38:22.

Also on their travels again last weekend at Lincoln parkrun were Simon Marland (22:28 – first V60) and Sue Blackman (40:00).

On Sunday, Andy Dunleavy (43:59 – first V60) and Phil Glassbrook (58:36 – first V70) recorded category wins in the Serpent 6 located around the climbs of Belmont Road and The Smithills estate.

Other results: Robert Bell (56:29), Debra Hennessey (1:10:27), Cheryl Dunleavy (1:18:59), Nicola Hardy (1:19:59).