Callum Brooks was first Bolton Harrier home at the Haigh Hall 4-miler.

Eight Blue Vests - a lower turnout than usual from the club - turned out for the latest round of the Central Lancashire Grand Prix series.

Brooks made a blistering start on the tail of the eventual winner but settled for fourth place at the finish in an excellent time of 22mins 25secs.

He said: “The race went well and was more hilly than I had envisaged never having raced there.

“Like other competitors I started a little too fast but then managed to settle into a rhythm after the first mile.

“I am still learning in these races and I will definitely take some pointers from this one.

“I will be back working hard in training next week to be ready for the next series race – the Horwich 5 Miler. I am really looking forward to that one.”

The ever-improving Scott Sunderland was second Harrier back in another excellent time of 25:13. He rarely misses training and is reaping the rewards with his race results this year.

Heather Tomlinson (nee Brown) is back in business after her wedding and honeymoon in America.

Heather and husband Will went on several trail runs on their honeymoon and she showed she is still in great shape with a gender second finish in a time of 25:20.

She said: “Haigh Hall was my first race as newlywed Mrs Tomlinson and it felt good to be back racing again after a few weeks off with my wedding and holidays.

“It was a tough course and I’m pleased with a second-place finish.

“The race was part of my London Marathon training plan which is the next big race on my agenda, as well as the CLGP races.”

Gary Porteous has his sights on a series age-category medal and is another in great shape this year and a regular training attendee.

He came back with another top-fiver age-category finish.

Still fighting his way back to his best after setbacks galore, Dave Chrystal was fifth harrier back in a time of 27:49.

Two young Harriers, who often go on training runs together, were next home in the form of Rachel Bailey (28:08) and Thomas Gore (28:13).

Most weeks involve a race of some description for Mark Garner and this week was no exception with a Haigh Hall time of 30:13.