Lostock Athletics Club’s fell-running duo, Tony Marlow and Josie Greenhalgh, picked up the prize for third veterans at the 55th Original Mountain Marathon, better known as The OMM, in Snowdonia.

Held at the end of every October since 1968, ‘The OMM’ is a self-reliant two-day race over some of the UK’s toughest mountain terrain, a true test of mountain craft and resilience.

Competitors must run in pairs and carry everything they require to be self-sufficient for the two days, including tent, sleeping bags, cooking equipment and food.

Marlow and Greenhalgh took on the Medium Score Course and on the start line, they were given a map to plan a route and navigate to as many checkpoints dotted around the mountains before heading to the finish.

Competitors must finish within six hours on day one and five hours on day two or incur penalties.

On the first day, the duo’s route took them over the grassy hills of the Carnedd Mountain range. They worked as a great team to finish in the top 30.

On day two, the pair needed to be more daring to tell them apart from their competitors. And a massive overall score of 980, moved them up to 20th out of more than 234 finishers. In the 11-hour competition over the two days, the pair covered more than 30 miles and almost 10,000 feet elevation over some of Wales’ most rugged mountains.

They were delighted to stand on the podium and picked up prizes for third veteran category - a fantastic achievement in what is considered the gold standard of mountain challenges.

As part of Lostock’s Wednesday evening social run, members completed a Foodbank Run. The purpose of the run is to encourage running clubs to collect items for local foodbanks.

The club supports the Horwich Food Share, the foodbank supports local families providing everyday essentials to members of the community who are encountering difficult times.

Lostocker Sinéad Carney has completed an epic charity event by running 5k everyday in October after setting herself the challenged to motivate her to get back in to running following the birth of her daughter but also to fundraiser for the amazing Tommy’s charity, which was such a source of information and comfort during her pregnancy.

She has raised a phenomenal £900 to date and this amount is rising. If you would like to sponsor her, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sinead-carney

In parkrun, Rachel Hancock (30mins 47secs), Tony Maxwell (26:26) and Sheila Garewal (31:26) headed to Bolton for a spooky themed parkrun.

Other results: Andy Laycock 24:23, Nikki Morrison 24:29 (third female and first in her age category), Gareth Pratt 27:57, Ian Burns 28:13, Sinead Carney 28:46, Matthew Carney 29:16, Rachel Stevens 29:47, Matt Turner Allen 33:07.