LOSTOCK AC's Cathy Stratton was first woman alongside Karen Taylor, who was first in her age group, at the first of Mad Bull's Three Torch Challenge night-time trail races around Rivington.

Circumventing Rivington Hall Barn and Great House Barn, and taking in the trails and paths around Rivington, Stratton came home in a time of 39mins 15secs, while Taylor turned in a time of 44:29 as fourth-placed woman.

Also racing from Lostock was James Jackson, who finished fifth overall and second in his age group in a time of 34:08, and Mike Berry, who put in a strong showing of 38:49.

With the winter orienteering season now under way, Lostock members had an equally strong night in Heysham at the South Ribble Orienteering Club's winter street league.

Racing in the 75-minutes, points-based score event, Tony Marlow was third, Josie Greenhalgh and partner Darren Barker were sixth and first mixed pair, Mark Sammon and his son Josh were ninth and Albert and Abigail Sunter were 12th and second mixed pair.

Marlow and Greenhalgh returned to the Lake District for West Cumberland Orienteering Club's Copeland Chase.

Competing in the four-hour, points-accumulation score event, Marlow and Greenhalgh both finished second in their age-group category and 12th and 32nd respectively.

Lostock AC parkrun results: Haigh Hall parkrun – Chris Taylor 23:11, Jon Tomlinson 23:14, Anthony Maxwell 24:43, Ian Burns 26:28, Sheila Garewal 29:21, Jeanette Brandon 29:39.