SIX Lostock AC members enjoyed success in Rochdale at the Wardle Skyline event over seven miles.

Mark Shuttleworth, Tom Grundy. Melissa Anglesea, Chris Taylor, Rachel Hancock and Stephen Hancock climbed Brown Wardle Hill, and coverered the 1,200 feet of ascent in mainly sunny conditions.

Great terrain made for good running over classic South Pennines moorland with a fantastic 2.5k downhill from Crook Hill to drinkers sitting outside the pub at Shore.

It was an undulating section from here to the end and Taylor hit the wall but carried on, while Grundy led Lostock home followed by Shuttleworth and Taylor.

Next home was Anglesea before a hotly-contested sprint finish between the Hancocks (husband and wife duo).

Stephen thought he had taken it but was overruled by the timing lady giving it to Rachel.

On Sunday, seven Lostockers made their way to Ambleside to run the Spring in Lakeland event - a stunning 23-mile course heading over to Coniston via Loughrigg, Elterwater and the Coniston Fells, and then using the Cumbria Way via Tarn Hows and Skelwith to get back to Ambleside.

In glorious sunshine, Albert Sunter, Michelle Sunter, Kerry Jackson, Mike Ernill, Mark Sammon, Abigail Sunter and Samantha Sale set off on the picturesque course.

First home, running as a pair, were Sale and Abigail Sunter, followed by Jackson and Ernill.

Next to finish was Michele Sunter after a fantastic sprint-finish past Sammon, who crossed the line with Albert Sunter.

Nikki Hamerton and Mary White completed an early-season pool triathlon at Stonyhurst College on Saturday.

Despite the cold weather, the climb up Jeffrey Hill warmed everyone up and Hamerton finished in a great 1hr 41mins 43secs for third Women’s V60 overall and White clocked a fantastic 1:43:04 for first Women’s V70 overall.

In the second event of the Curley’s 5K Trail Series an 11-strong Lostock contingent tackled the fast-paced run.

First up the hill was James Jackson and Gareth Pratt, quickly followed by Paul Lacey, Nikki Hamerton and Ian Johnson.

Next to reach the top was Rachel Hancock and Tony Maxwell, with Stephen Hancock and Rachel Stephens hot on their heels.

Jocelyn Chadderton and Ian Burns swiftly followed.

After the climb, it is a fast blast through the woods before a downhill stretch and the slight incline back.

First home was Jackson (22:27) swiftly followed by Pratt (24:59) and Hamerton (26:18).

Other results: Johnson 27:00, Lacey 27:16, R Hancock 27:34, Maxwell 28:32, S Hancock 29:31, Stevens 29:59, Chadderton 30:20, Johnson 30:42.

At the Rivington 10-mile challenge on Sunday, Ray Nuttall, Janet Rhodes and - running for a second time in a week - Rachel Stevens took part.

In the lovely sunshine, Nuttall led the way home in 1:31:00, and despite Rhodes and Stevens convincing themselves this was a flat 10 miles they completed the ascent up Great Hill and finished in fine times of 1:35 and 1:58, respectively.