Seven Lostock members headed to Manchester to compete with 12,976 people taking part in the Manchester Half Marathon and all performed well.

The 13.1-mile race starts at Old Trafford and runners head along Bridgewater Way towards Manchester city centre. Following a U-turn on Deansgate, participants head back towards Old Trafford, passing the stadium and travelling through Stretford and Sale. The final miles loop Chorlton before heading back to the stadium.

Lostock AC had some amazing results. Johanna McManus was the first to cross the finish line in an epic 1hr 44mins 5secs, followed home by Gaz Foulkes (1:47:48), Melonie Crompton-Goodall (1:51:34), Francesca Corcoran (2:39:37), Kate Rotherham (3:16:19) and Scott Rotherham (3:16:20).

Elsewhere, Lostock’s fell runners travelled to the beautiful Bronte Country for the Withins Skyline Fell Race. Starting at the quarry bottom of Penistone, the race covers 6,2 miles and/830 feet of rough moorland up on to the Pennine Way above Haworth. Mark Checkley, Josie Greenhalgh and Rob Sharkey paid their £5 entry, collected the complementary ‘CurlyWurly’ and headed down to the start line. After a quick safety briefing, the runners head out of the quarry bottom followed by a fast-paced descent onto the moor before a long, narrow climb up to the Stoop Standing Stone.

The path opens up and continues over several boggy plateau to the race’s highest point on Dick Delf Hill before joining the paved path of the Pennine Way. From there, the route begins to drop and passes the ruins of Top Withens before crossing the famous Bronte Bridge.

After a short climb up the tourist path, the final mile is good running with the exception of the uphill finish back at the quarry.

Sharkey had a great run to finish 40th out of the 197 starters in a time of 56:39. Greenhalgh finished in 1:02:29, winning her age categor,y followed shortly after by Checkley in 1:24:26.

Anthony Maxwell and Sheila Garewal headed to the Lakes to take part in the Ullswater Lakeland 14k Trail Challenge - a beautiful and scenic run, starting in Howtown.

Runners enjoy stunning views of Ullswater as they head along the lake to Glenridding. Despite the scenery, this is a tough race with runners achieving an elevation gain of 1,300 feet over the eight-mile course. Maxwell crossed the finish line in an impressive 1:43:35 followed by Garewal in 2:03:41.

Despite completing challenging races on the Sunday, Lostock members still headed to parkrun.

Maxwell (26:08) and Garewal (31:09) completed Bolton Parkrun and Checkley (30:51) completed Pennington Flash Parkrun.