Horwich Harrier Joe Mercer who made it 10 consecutive weeks of winning for 10 different club members by triumphing in the Marple 10k trail race.

Mercer finished a minute ahead of his Stockport rival.

Menwhile, Sam Fairhurst was close to repeating his win in the first Harrock Hill race but this time had to settle for second place.

Erica Booth was second woman and first F40.

Sophie Walton ran a great 200m heat at the UK Athletics Championships at SportCity and just missed out on the final having finished third in the heat behind the new 100 and 200m champion, Daryll Neita.

As the youngest athlete competing in the 200m, she can look forward to challenging the best again soon and inspiring yet more of the Harriers junior squad.

Julie Williamson has carved out her own path to be renowned in the club through her ultra-running performances and has recently joined the 100 Marathon Club by completing a century of marathons.

These have included Paris, Rome, Athens and the Bolton hill marathon - which remains one of her favourites.

She has also done the Manchester marathon six times, but is now moving on to a new challenge of the wild water ultra-swims aiming for the Great North Swim on Lake Windermere, a 10.5-mile challenge.

This year Williamson will warm up for this with the Chillswim Coniston event over 5.25 miles, raising funds for the Level Water charity as she goes, using the power of swimming to improve lives for children.

She has been a regular member of one of the Harriers’ training groups who have been a great support for her throughout.

Rob Jackson is also a prolific race competitor, having represented England in the 1992 World Mountain running Championships and since then has done in excess of 600 races, more recently concentrating on road races.

This week he completed his first ever parkrun and did it with his uncle, Steve Jackson, at Pennington Flash.

Steve’s career has included winning the English fell running championship in the M50 category in 2005 and he has returned this year to active races after a health scare, including parkruns, so he was able to give Rob the info on the hilly trail course at Pennington.

It was a busy parkrun weekend as Ian Conroy and Killian Mooney took first and second places at Ardgillan, north of Dublin, while Nick Leigh was in Copenhagen and took second place at Amager Faelled.

Daniel Powell was second at Harwich in Essex and Rob Seddon was first at Bolton. At Alexandra Park, Lucas Collings was second under-18 and his grandad, Ste Williams, was first M65.

Last weekend, Tony Hesketh did his 200th parkrun at Heaton, then the following day at the Trawden seven-mile trail race he was first M70 and was also on hand to support the Yates brothers with Louis taking second place in the u9 race and Harry taking third in the u13 race. Youth was also on display at the Queens Park junior parkrun where Amelia Shan was third and Jennifer Irving set a new personal best.

He may have run more than 200 fell races but Horwich Harrier Dan Gilbert shows no sign of slowing down after another win this week.

The club's fell captain won the Aggie’s Staircase race on Darwen Moors - his first fell race win since 2018.

And as a M40, he is in one of the most competitive categories in fell running.

Then, on Saturday, he travelled to the Arrochar Alps Hill race which visits four Munro summits to the west of Loch Lomond, covering 16 miles with nearly 8,000 feet of ascent and that is steep – think of running up the Pike 10 times in only five times the distance.

Gilbert had a great day out, finishing 11th and second M40 in 4:30:00 hours.

He now has his sights set on keeping Horwich’s V40 team in a medal position for the English fell championships at Wasdale and Borrowdale later this year.

And, as club captain at the fell relay championships in Scotland in October, he hopes to see Harriers continue to build a reputation as a friendly and competitive fell-running outfit, including improving on last year’s 53rd and 172nd places out of 216 teams.