BURNDEN Road Runners fared well in their own race, the Trotters 5, claiming category victories and the ladies’ team prize.

The popular five-mile route held around Smithills Hall and farm saw the route hold firm, a pleasant surprise given the recent unfavourable weather.

Liz Mclellan (37:18) was the first F50 and led the ladies to victory, along with Lyndsay Darbyshire (38:14) and Rachel Prior (40:22).

The men also claimed a couple of category victories with John Edge (45:42) the first M65 and Phil Glassbrook (48:48) the first V75 to cross the finish line.


Mark Jackson(36:15), Aidy Ashburn( 37:12),Andy Duffy(37:16), Adam Austin( 37:46),Dave Smith( 39:40), Neil Counsell(39:37),Gareth Doherty (40:01),Marcus Hamer(40:17), Mike Watkinson(41:00), Matthew Garner (42:34),Tony Wall( 42:45), Richard Blake (42:58), Elaine Roper( 44:38), Karen Smith(44:39), Lynda O’Byrne (45:09), Richard Bell(45:19),Paul Johnson (46:53),Sandra Caine(53;06),Diane Wylie( 53:37), Louise Wall( 54:34),Shirley Robinson( 58:32),Liza Ricioppo(59:33),Tracy Berry(1:00:39), Jen Forkin(1:00:53),Cheryl Dunleavy( 1:00:53),Debra Hennessey ( 1:01:59) and Nicola Hardy( 1:04:42).

Emma Walker was back on the personal-best trail again, this time over the 20-mile distance at Oulton Park. She completed the seven-lap event in an impressive time of 3:14:57.

Serial Ultra event enthusiast Sarah Woodiwiss has been on her travels again.

This time she was taking part in the Chester 50 event. Unfortunately the course was shortened due to the banks of the River Dee overflowing and making parts of the course impossible to pass.

The course was shortened to 44 miles and Sarah completed the course in a time of 13 hours 25 minutes.