Six Lostockers joined 1,624 runners at the Wigan 10K and performed admirably.

The race started from Mesnes Park in the centre of Wigan but Lostockers spent too long standing around chatting and as a result, got stuck in the middle of the pen with the 70-75 minute pacers. The front runners made it a challenge to see how many pacers they could catch over the 10k.

The race is organised in conjunction with Joining Jack and all registration fees go directly to the charity to be invested in research and clinical positions to help in the battle to find treatments and end Duchenne for all boys living with this horrible muscle-wasting and ultimately incurable condition.

The first Lostock AC member to cross the line was Dave Parry in an impressive 44mins 8secs, crossing the finish line in 168th position.

The next to cross the line was Jo McManus (47:23), followed by Andy Laycock (48:24), Greg Kilshaw (54:13), Rachel Stevens (57:36) and Kate Rotherham (1:07:20).

On the same day, another six members completed the Blackleach five-mile trail race, organised organised by Quays Running Club and involving two laps around Blackleach Country Park with beautiful views of the lake.

Tony Maxwell was the first to finish in 40:33, winning his age category. Janet Rhodes followed in 41:12, Rachel Hancock in 41:29, Sally McCoy in 42:42, Stephen Hancock in 48:55 and Mark Checkley in 49:43.

Mark Shuttleworth and Josie Greenhalgh travelled to the Lake District to compete in the Grisedale Horseshoe Fell Race, organised by Achille Ratti Climbing Club - of which some Lostockers are also members.

The race starts from Glenridding Village Hall in the Lake District and takes in the peaks of Catstye Cam, Helvellyn and St Sunday Crag.

The race covers 10 miles and 5,000 feet of ascent, and on a hot day it was tough racing conditions.

Unfortunately for her, Greenhalgh suffered an ankle injury and was required to retire from the race.

Despite the tough conditions, Shuttleworth was victorious, completing the race in 3:49:34.

Lostock members travelled far and wide to take part in parkrun on Saturday.

Sinead Carney (30:53) travelled to Beach Strip in Canada, while Janet Rhodes (28:47) took part in Lanhydrock Parkrun, in Cornwall.

Closer to home, Tony Maxwell (25:55) and Rachel Hancock (36:05) completed Bolton Parkrun and Andy Laycock (26:05), Jo McManus (26:27) and Matt Turner-Allen (29:32) finished at Haigh Woodlands Parkrun.