Lostock AC’s Albert Sunter and Toney Donnelly finished brilliantly as a pair in Keswick at the new Kong Ultra.

It is a new race that replaces the popular Kong Lakes 10 Peaks and the 80km course is challenging2, not only in terms of terrain but also distance and navigation and 5,300m of ascent.

The course has 11 checkpoints and visits the top of Scafell, Helvellyn and Blencathra.

Donnelly and Sunter finished in 15hrs 59mins.

On Sunday, Mary White and Nikki Morrison came first in their age category in Chester at the Deva Divas Quadrathlon, which comprises of a 750m swim in the River Dee then a 4km kayak followed by a 25km bike ride with a 5km run to finish.

The previous day, Beverley Atherton McKenna with friend Helen, Lurdes Corlett and husband-and-wife duo, Rachel and Stephen Hancock, made their way to Rothay Park in Ambleside to compete in the Lakeland trails Ultra series of races.

In sweltering conditions, Corlett completed the 55km, Atherton McKenna finished the 23km and the Hancocks completed the 14km in their third race of the week.

The previous Thursday, 11 Lostockers made the trip to Tockholes to take part in the Don Ashton Memorial Race - a midweek event just short of six miles that takes in part of Darwen Moor.

First Lostocker home in a brilliant 47:47 was Jordan Sunter, followed by Adrian Hope (49:02). Next, and third lady overall, was Samantha Sale who won her age category and also set a new course record for that category in 49:26.

Next over the line were Josie Greenhalgh (50:57) and Albert Sunter (51:08). Rachel Hancock ran a fantastic race and finished in 55:09 followed by Donna Kelsall, who also had a brilliant run in 57:43.

Michele Sunter followed in an amazing 58:42 to win her age category.

Stephen Hancock and Melissa Anglesea finished with just nine seconds between them in 63:22 and 63:31 respectively, followed by Jocelyn Chaderton in a very respectable 66:26.

On Sunday, Johanna McManus competed in the Blackpool Summer 10km and finished third lady in a brilliant 46:38.