Burnden Road Runners members were out in force for Quays Running Club’s popular five-miler around the beautiful Blackleach Country Park.

And there were wonderful times to be proud of for the many who turned out to compete in the Club Championship race.

Suleman Badat led the team home in 31mins 32secs and was first V45 and seventh overall. Finishing just seconds later was Lee White in 31:57 and second V50, while Jonathan Sangster rounded up the top three in 32:21.

Vet 45s were all Burnden runners as Gareth Doherty took second in 33:42 and Marcus Chester was third in 34:21.

More vets crossed the line as Tom Stratton was crowned second V40 in 32:51 and Stephen Horsman took second V60 in 35:17.

First Burnden lady and fourth overall was Sarah Watton in 35:52 for third V35, followed by Lyndsay Darbyshire in sixth overall in 36:40 and Gwen Kinloch at eighth overall in 37:35 for third V60.

Other results: Lyall Mew 33:40, Ian Pudge 35:11, Martin Fielding 35:18, Andrew Crawford 37:11, Lawrence McDonald 37:29, Michael Caine 37:41, Simon Marland 37:41, Paul Drew 38:23, Simon Entwistle 38:56, Patrick Filio 39:05, Verity Harrison 39:11, Linda Doherty 39:44, Ivan Brown 40:25, Michelle Carter 40:35, Francesca Caine 41:54, Holly Craggs 42:35, Andy Warburton 42:46, Ged Turner 44:19, Julia Hall 44:24, Kathryn Berry 45:06, Emma Walker 46:21, Luke Newell 46:47, Gillian Morris 46:51, Mark Turner 48:05, Kathryn Baron 48:21, Carolyn Edwards 48:22 (PB), Josh Palmer 49:15, Nia Bell 50:11, Jennifer Entwistle 50:55, Sandra Caine 51:03, Joanna Warburton 52:32, Anthony Fulop 53:17, Jocelyn Chadderton 52:32, Carol Richardson 53:54, Natasha Clarke 54:53, Sarah Brown 55:24, Jennifer Forkin 59:15, Gillian McGowan 59:16, Shirley Robinson 59:16, Debra Hennessey 59:45, Victoria Crawford 1:00:41, Michelle Livesey 1:00:50, Ian Mann 1:03:15.

Nicola Hardy returned to Derwentwater as she took one son with her on the 5K Sport Trail challenge

The route is a naturally beautiful one with its Keswick setting, giving views of the stunning Derwentwater, the surrounding peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra and the northern fells.

Passing with flying Lakeland colours, Hardy was delighted to finish in 35:08, shaving three minutes from last year’s time and her honorary Burnden boy did her proud - knocking nine minutes off his previous time.

The Wigan 10K, at Mesnes Park, was no match for three Burndeners as Andy Dunleavy shone for the 60s and was awarded first V65 out of 24 participants for his time of 40:20. Michael Kermode achieved a PB in 42:29 and Wigan-born Cheryl Dunleavy supported her sister on her return to running as they finished in 1:13:35.

Bolton parkrun burst into hundreds of claps at the start line on Saturday to remember the legendary Malcolm Pittock who died in hospital last week. He was a friend to many and a familiar sight around parkrun as a runner and then a volunteer.

In his racing days, he ran for both Burnden Road Runners and Bolton United Harriers and achieved a marathon PB of 2:44:00 at Manchester Piccadilly Marathon.

Results: Bolton - Paul Duke 22:04, Martin Cullen 23:24, Andy Dunleavy 23:58, David Smith 24:24, Mark Jackson 25:00, Chris Worthington 25:18, Paul Willan 25:39, Michael Kermode 26:03, Katherine Baines 27:29, Tom Stratton 27:29, Simon Entwistle 27:39, Lyall Mew 30:53, Paul Johnson 31:15, Maggie Slamin 31:39, Jennifer Entwistle 33:18, Lawrence McDonald 35:37, Robert Bell 36:24, Mark Cannon 40:49, Cheryl Dunleavy 40:53, Rachel Prior 41:18, Luke Newell 46:31, Gillian McGowan 47:38, Debra Hennessey 1:01:25; Heaton Park - Martin Fielding 20:44, Gayle Gerrard 25:14, Jenni Partington 29:20, Chris Greenall 29:21, Joanna Warburton 30:26, Gareth Lowe 37:39; South Manchester - Nia Bell 30:35; Oldham - Mark Charlton 27:16; Pennington Flash - Joyce Tyldesley 52:17; Haigh Woodland - Carol Richardson 52:11; Alexandra, Moss Side - Adrian Ashburn 22:45; Chevin Forest - Simon Marland 24:03.