MARK Jackson returned to the moors of Rivington to keep his title of Burnden's 'King Of the Hill' by completing all five marathons again at the Hell of a Hill to match last year's amazing achievement.

Jackson began his challenge on Wednesday, completing the first marathon in a personal best of 4hrs 45mins 17secs.

On day two, he completed the marathon in 5:00:25, on day three he clocked 4:58:46 and on day four it a consistent time of 4:47:46.

On the final day. he finished with a further PB, beating his day one time by five minutes in completing the marathon in 4:40:26.

He was joined on the final day by fellow member David Smith, who finished in 5:40:27.

Last midweek, Burnden were represented in London where Tim Taylor took part in Run in The Dark 10k at Battersea Park.

He finished the race which saw runners completing four loops of the park in a time of 46:13.

Diane Wylie visited Wales to compete in the Conwy Half Marathon, voted one of the most scenic half marathons in the UK.

The route takes competitors around the Great Orme, taking in views of the Isle of Anglesey, Puffin Island and the surrounding North Wales coastline.

Wylie completed the race, beating her PB by more than four minutes and finishing in 2:10:12.

Thirteen was the magic number when 13 members took part in the 13 Arches Half Marathon, with a new start to this year's race at Sedgley Park Rugby Club.

Shay Walker was the first male 45 and first home for Burnden in a time of 1:23:21 and Philip Glassbrook was the first Vet 75 in 2:07:03.

Other results: Gareth Doherty 1:41:35, Aidy Ashburn 1:44:14, Steven Bate 1:45:12, Paul Drew 1:47:08, Richard Blake 1:57:49, Linda O'Byrne 1:58:59, Emma Walker 2:02:19, Gillian Morris 2:10:29, Cheryl Dunleavy 2:49:44, Jennifer Forkin 2:49:45, Nicola Hardy 2:53:33.

Elaine Roper and Mumtaz Patel visited Lancaster for the Pendle Witches Way 10k – the race which finishes with a uphill climb into Lancaster Castle.

Patel finished fourth lady and first vet 45 in a time of 46:55, while Roper was second V60 in time of 52:07.

Gwen Kinloch, Liz McLellan and Andy Warburton took on the new Blackburn 10k, which started and finished within Blackburn's Ewood Park football stadium.

Kinloch finished first V55 in a time of 42:30, with McLellan finishing first V50 in a time of 43:30 and Warburton clocking 50:01.