Lostock AC’s Johanna McManus joined 783 runners at the 2023 Bury 10k and was the 11th woman over the line.

The race has increased in popularity since it started in 2016 and starts and finishes at The Rock.

It heads out of Bury across the River Irwell to Tottington before runners complete a U-turn and head back in to the centre of town for the finish line.

McManus had an amazing run, completing the 10k in an impressive 47mins 55secs as she won her age category as well as placing well in the women’s results.

Tom Grundy celebrated his birthday by taking part in the 5 Valleys Ultra.

This epic ultra is not for the faint-hearted and the website advises that only experience fell runners apply due to the challenging terrain.

The race starts commences at Waterhead, in Ambleside, and covers 32.5 miles and an elevation gain of almost 6,000 feet.

Participants travel through towns including Hartsop, Patterdale, Glenndding, Threlkeld and ending in Keswick.

The cut-off time for the race is 18 hours but Grundy had an amazing effort, completing the challenge in an impressive 6:41:00.

Last Saturday saw nine Lostock members complete the weekly parkrun.

Gareth Pratt (25.58) travelled to Keswick, Sinead Carney (35:35) to Skipton and Mark Checkley (31:12) to Fletcher Moss.

Closer to home, Sheila Garewal (30:44) came first in her age category at Bolton, where she was joined by Tony Maxwell (25:57) and Rachel Hancock (32:44).

McManus (25:48) secured first in her age category at Haigh Woodland Parkrun, and was joined by Andy Laycock (24:25) and Karen Taylor (31:35).