LOSTOCK’S Albert Sunter took part in an incredible 31st consecutive Jura Fell Race and again completed the test.

For the last 49 years fell runners have been congregating in May outside the Jura distillery in Craighouse and competing in, what some say, is one of the true tests of Fell running in the UK, founded by George Broderick.

Albert Sunter and Tony Marlow set off on Thursday, travelling by car, ferry and bicycle to compete in the race where the brutal course loops west and north over several hills.

The route is approximately 17 miles (27 km) in length, with around 2,350 metres (7,710 feet) of ascent.

As well as being known for the difficult rocky and boggy terrain involved, the race is notable for its remoteness.

Albert Sunter finished in 7hrs 37mins 57secs and team-mate Marlow completed the race in 5:57:00.

Elsewhere, another member of the Sunter family, Abigail, and partner David Colgan not only completed their trek to Everest Base Camp but also completed the Everest Marathon.

Considered the highest marathon in the world, participants have to complete the tiring trek to Base Camp before competitors run the marathon distance back to Namche Bazar.

Battling through bad weather at times which resulted in the flight into Lukla being cancelled on Sunday, both Lostockers arrived in Namche and successfully completed what is regarded as one of the hardest marathons in the world.

Closer to home, on Saturday, Rachel Hancock, Donna Kelsall and Samantha Sale took part in the Shepherds Crook fell race on the outskirts of Burnley.

The fell race is an eight-mile loop of more than 1,500 feet of ascent.

However, the sting is definitely in the tail as most of the ascent is in the final four miles.

Kelsall and Hancock took a bit of a detour before finding the right path again, but all ladies finished brilliantly.

Sale crossed the line in 1:23:00 and was third lady and Kelsall and Hancock finished first FV40 and FV45 respectively.

Matt Allen-Turner travelled to Scotland to compete in the Edinburgh half marathon on Sunday.

Allen-Turner is competing in a half marathon in each country of the UK to raise money for Claire’s House Children’s Hospice, which helps seriously and terminally ill children live life to the full by creating wonderful experiences and bringing back a sense of normality to family life.

As if that was not enough, Allen-Turner has decided to add a further three half marathons to the challenge to help fund raise more for Claire’s House.

Lostock members recently took part in the Wesham 10k which saw the race set off from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School and competitors run around the lanes of Salwick and Lea Town. The route circled back ending close to the school.

This was an race undulating along country paths and Johanna McManus was first FV40 and finished in 46:33.

Rachel Stevens followed in 55:59.

The pairt also competed in the Race the Sun 5k.

The 5k completes two loops of Media City in Salford, passing the Imperial War Museum North, the Lowry Theatre, the BBC and ITV buildings.

The home straight gives runners a fast, downhill sprint to the end in what were perfect conditions for running.

McManus was the third female and second FV40, finishing in 22:27. Stevens was third FV40 and crossed the finish line in 26:37.