BURNDEN Road Runners Andy and Cheryl Dunleavy both picked up medals at the 10K Slaithwaite Slog in Huddersfield – with coach Andy clinching first man home.

With a steady climb up the hilly locks he finished in 42mins 31 secs for his prize, while Cheryl added another medal to her 10K collection – finishing in a great time of 1:13:53.

Elsewhere, Burnden legend Gillian McGowan is now a LEJOG (Land’s End to John o’ Groats) champion after spending six months completing the virtual journey by running, walking and cycling.

She used every opportunity she could to complete the 1,084-mile distance – joining the Monday training nights, 1 Foot on the Track at Leverhulme Park on a Wednesday, the Club Championship Races from the Sale Sizzler, to the Lancaster Half, the Virtual Club Challenges, an impromptu marathon and also joining up with Harwood Cycling and North Bolton Runners.

Meanwhile, Sarah Brown and Ian Mann, both recent graduates of the Burnden ‘Bee-ginners’ group, joined forces to face the 10K course in Knutsford.

It was a first 10K for Brown and second race and she achieved a good time of 1:10:58, while Mann managed to cut almost four minutes off his personal best, crossing the line in 1:06:31.

Heaton Park’s Pretty Muddy 5K was the destination for a Burnden quartet as they raised money for Cancer Research UK.

Tracy Berry, Louise Righini, Emma Sleith and Rhia Carr, AKA The Bolton Mudders, took on a variety of obstacles to complete the course.

Righini took full advantage of the weekend to add to her total number of runs for Bolton Hospice by returning to Heaton Park on Sunday and running the Race for Life 10K.

She is heading closer to her goal of 40 races before her 40th birthday in December as part of the Hospice’s 500 Faces Fundraising Appeal.

A total of 28 Burndeners were out early on Saturday to populate the local parkruns.

Chris Fielding was first back at Bolton in a time of 22:40 in position 20 out of 266, while Mark Jackson achieved sub-20 at Heaton Park with 19:30 and Tony Fulop smashed his PB at Peel with 29:31.