LOSTOCK AC's Tony Marlow, Albert Sunter and Josie Greenhalgh headed to Scotland and the Clyde Muirshield regional park on the Firth of Clyde West of Glasgow for the 52nd Original Mountain Marathon and performed well.

First held in 1968 and designed to test competitors' endurance and mountain craft to the limit, two-person teams race and navigate through some of the UK's wildest and toughest terrains, carrying their own camping gear and food, before an overnight camp and then racing and navigating a second day.

While the Clyde Muirshield regional park lacked the dramatic hills and mountains of previous mountain marathons, all three Lostockers reported unrelentingly difficult conditions under foot that made running almost impossible, and heavy rain overnight that made for a cold, sleepless night.

Competing in the Medium Score category, Marlow and Sunter were the sixth-placed veterans with a combined moving time of 10hrs 44mins 16secs and 875 points over the two days.

Greenhalgh, and partner Zoe Barton, were the third-placed female couple and 29th overall in the Combined race with a total moving time of 13:20:00.

Closer to home, Ian Burns completed the first of the Petzl Nightrunner series at Delamere Forest in Cheshire in a strong time of 59:56, while new member, Suleman Badat, was third at Bolton parkrun in 20:51.

Other Lostock parkrun results at Wigan Haigh Woodland saw Gareth Pratt clock 23:46 and Andy Laycock finish in 24:23.