MARY White and Andy Laycock represented Lostock in the Horwich Triathlon and shone.

One of the oldest triathlon events in the North West, involves a 500m pool swim followed by a 40k undulating cycle ride and a 8.6k run up to the summit of Rivington Pike, before descending back to the finish at Horwich Leisure Centre.

Laycock finished in a fantastic 2hrs 32mins 18secs, with White following in an amazing 2:54:39 and first female Vet70.

Sunday also saw eight Lostockers take on the hilly and scenic Blacksticks Blue 10K.

The race started at the Whitechapel village hall heading down a slightly undulating Church Lane for a mile until they hit the long slow climb of Carwags up to Beacon Fell Visitors Centre.

At 3.5 miles they reached the top with an elevation gain of 464 feet (141m). They then picked up the pace and headed back down Nook Lane and back on to the undulating Button Street to finish back at the village hall.

First female home for Lostock was Hazel Hatfield, who was first FV40 in an impressive 48:08 and 12th female overall. Following closely behind was Johanna McManus in 49:52 and Ian Johnson to finish as first male for Lostock in a time of 52:15.

Other results: Mike Berry 52:44, Tony Maxwell 55:18, Rachel Stevens 55:57, Jocelyn Chadderton 1:01:58, Sheila Garewal 1:02:21.

Tony Marlow competed in the Kong Mini Mountain marathon series at Kentmere - a four-hour ‘score type’ orienteering event over tough terrain to collect as many points as possible within the allotted time, penalties given if you’re over. He finished a fantastic fourth in class and 41st overall.

Samantha Sale competed in the Buttermere Sailbeck fell race which packs in more than 4,000 feet of climbing into just under 10 miles.

Starting from Buttermere Village, the route climbs onto the Knott Rigg before traversing the ridgeline of Ard Crags and dropping down into Rigg Beck. A brutal climb back up onto Causey Pike leads way to a run across Scar Crags to Sail and Crag Hill, then the descent begins over Whiteless Pike and back into Buttermere. Fresh from the Yorkshire Three Peaks race the week before, Sale finished in a very respectable 2:25:00 and second female V40.