LOSTOCK AC's Mark Shuttleworth, Ian Taylor and Mark Checkley headed to Todmorden on Sunday for the annual Shepherd's Skyline fell race and performed well.

Starting and finishing in Todmorden and heading out over the Pennine Moors for 10k, with a fast and muddy descent off Stoodley Pike, Shuttleworth was the first Lostocker home in a time of 1hr 6mins 33secs.

Her was followed by Taylor, who finished eighth in his age group with his time of 1:12:04, while Checkley continued his return from injury with a time of 1:28:09.

Closer to home, Stuart and Emma Hatton headed to Wheelton in Chorley for the 8.4-mile Through The Villages road race that takes runners through Brinscall, Abbey Village and Withnell, with both turning in strong times of 1:02:34 and 1:27:12 respectively.

As the winter street orienteering season gets under way, Albert Sunter headed to Hazel Grove for the first round of the Manchester and District Orienteering Club Night Street League where he came 32nd overall and ninth in his race category with a total of 920 points.

Away from running, Amy Louise Trevor chose the first weekend of November to enter her first open-water swimming event – the Fireworks 500 at the Capemwray Dive Centre near Lancaster.

She found the experience exhilarating, if not a little cold, and it has inspired her to compete in more open-water swimming events in 2020.

Lostock parkrun results; Haigh Hall Woodland parkrun – Gareth Pratt 22:43, Andy Laycock 23:47, Matt Withers 25:35, Jon Tomlinson 26:10, Kath Orrell 27:38, Karen Taylor 29:12, Joanna Withers 31:14.