BURNDEN Road Runner Sarah Watton led the club’s ladies home in the latest Red Rose Cross Country League meeting at Todmorden.

At the third race in the series over a notoriously tough course, she finished in a speedy 22mins 3secs with Gwen Kinloch just behind in 22:39 – claiming the V60 crown.

Other results for the ladies saw Jane Forrest clock 26:12 and Liz Hopley finish in 30:48.

Jonathan Sangster was the first man to return in a lung-busting 38:57 and captain Paul Duke finished in an impressive 40:32.

Other results saw Pete Hopley clock 42:30, William Thomas cross the line in 43:40, Gareth Lowe – finish in 46:07, Tony Wall come home in 46:52 and Andy Warburton clock 52:05.

Elsewhere, a 40-mile Ultra was on the cards for Sarah Woodiwiss, who is also part of GB Ultras as well as Burnden and she finished with a trademark huge smile on her face.

Lytham beckoned for Joanne Darby as she took on the Windmill 10K for Remembrance Day.

One of a series of races centred around the eye-catching Windmill, this is a very flat course that is deceptively tough in the November wind and she crossed the line in a brilliant 58:59.

Saturday morning brought parkrun for lots of Burnden members as Mark Jackson claimed fifth position for the 5K at Leverhulme Park in a superb 20:54 and Gayle Gerrard represented Burnden at Heaton Park – finishing in an excellent 24:29.

Other destinations were Haigh Woodland, Penrith and Skipton.