THE recent bad weather has not put off members of Burnden Road Runners, who have continued to take part in recent races across the region.

Busy Burnden duo Anne Ferguson and Lyndsay Darbyshire took part in this year's Anglezarke Amble.

The pair took on the 24-mile course, which took in landmarks after starting at Rivington such as Rivington Pike, Winter Hill, Belmont, Darwen Tower, Roddlesworth and White Coppice before returning to Rivington via Anglezarke.

In underfoot conditions reported as muddy but passable, the pair recorded a time of 5hrs 8mins on a course which also took on 3,545ft of ascent.

Mumtaz Patel completed a double header in the Lake District. The first run came in the Silverdale circuits event which took in 17.4 miles and 2018 feet of climb in a time of 3:46:56, the route taking in locations such as Milnthorpe, Dalham Deer Park and Arnside Knott.

The following day saw Patel take on virtually the same route but in reverse, this time under the banner of the Heversham Hobble. With conditions not as favourable underfoot her second day time was a very competitive 4:23:42.

Dave Smith continued the off-road theme, taking part in the iconic Parbold Hill race which was in its 50th year. He finished 144th in a time of 1:04:12 on a course which took in 6.75 miles and 238m of climbing.

At the Great North Western half marathon in Blackpool, Steven Bate battled the seafront elements on a blustery day and clocked a very credible 1:51:09.

Three members collected their rewards for a terrific Red Rose cross-country season, all claiming runners-up prizes in their categories. They were Gwen Kinloch, Liz McLellan and Keith Thomas.