A TRIO of Lostock AC members did well at Rydal Hall in the Lake District at the Lakes Fell Championships opener - The Fairfield Horseshoe.

Colin Faulds, Josie Greenhalgh and Tom Grundy all took part in the race with 10 miles and around 3,300 feet of climbing which was brilliantly organised by Ambleside AC.

“A great horseshoe of grassy slopes below a consistently high skyline, simple in design and impressive in altitude,” said Alfred Wainwright - what is not to like about that?

The weather forecast for the day kept changing with rain due early afternoon which could have made navigation a bit difficult on higher sections.

However, the fell Gods were kind to the trio on Sunday and they were given beautiful weather with just enough of a breeze to keep them cool.

Those who had time to look were treated to fantastic views from the tops.

First home in 1hr 57mins was Faulds and not far behind, and all smiles, was Grundy in 2:04:00, followed by Greenhalgh 2:21:00.

Elsewhere, Rachel Stevens took part in the Wigan Trail 10k on Saturday.

The race took place through the trails of Wigan’s Greenheart Amberswood Park, situated between Spring View and Hindley.

The race loops many of the scenic bridleways of Amberswood, following a mixture of terrain from woodland trails to wide open gravel paths.

It was a beautiful, sunny morning so the course was sturdy under foot but it was very hot. Stevens completed the 10k in 59:49.

In true Wigan style, once crossing the finish line runners were presented with pie and peas.

Johanna McManus travelled to Chester on Sunday to take part in the Essar Chester half Marathon 40th anniversary race, which also happened to be her fifth half marathon this year.

In sunny conditions, McManus crossed the line in a fantastic 1:45:00.

Three Lostockers took part in Bolton Parkrun in the sun on Saturday along with more than 200 other competitors.

Anthony Maxwell led Lostock home in 25:50, followed by Jocelyn Chadderton, in 31:15, and Hayley Cooper, in 38:27.

Across town, another Lostock trio competed in Haigh Woodland Parkrun where McManus was first club member home in 25:00, quickly followed by Lordes Corlett (26:38) and Ian Burns (36:26).