Armistice Day is marked in the race calendar with a variety of runs and beautiful Lytham beckoned six Burnden Road Runners to the Windmill 10K for Remembrance Day.

One of a series of races centred around the eye-catching windmill, this is a very flat course that is deceptively tough in the November wind.

The race started with a two-minute’s silence and then a super 5K run out to Avenham Lake followed by a biting return.

First member home was Lyall Mew, in 40mins 17secs, with Andy Dunleavy seconds later in 40:21. Simon Entwistle took 50:37, followed by Luke Newell, in 57:14. Jennifer Entwistle and Cheryl Dunleavy finished together in almost identical times of 1:13:30 and 1:13:31, respectively.

The Delamere Forest Half Marathon is a beautiful and shady spot within Cheshire and two members took on the trail challenge, which comprises one lap starting and finishing at Delamere Forest visitor centre, takes runners deep into the forest, around the Blakemere Moss, along the Sandstone Trail, and up Old Pale Hill.

Melissa Husbands, who claimed her half PB in 2:22:11, described the race as ‘tough, a muddy but a goodie’. Verity Harrison, always swift, was home in a speedy 2:02:03.

‘It’s Grim Up North Running’ offer a fairytale selection of races and events and one was just right for the Marland couple this week.

The Swinsty and Fewston Half Marathon Trail race takes competitors around the two reservoirs of Swinsty and Fewston in the Yorkshire Dales.

The Marlands were home in a whisker with Simon clocking 1:42:55 - finishing seventh - and Sue crossed in 2:42:20.

The Stars and Stripes were home for Gillian McGowan this week and she squeezed in a run while on holiday in California.

The San Diego Silver Strand is a choice of a half, 10-mile, 12K or 5K distance running from Coronado Sunset Park along the Silver Strand Highway 75 to Silver Strand State Beach.

McGowan chose the 12K distance and was overjoyed to finish second in her age group, with a time of 1:30:16.

She said: “Running along the highway there was the pacific ocean on the right side and San Diego Bay on the left. It was just amazing.”

A host of Burndeners took to various parkruns last Saturday with a special mention going to Lyall Mew and Michael Kermode as they made the impossible look easy with a sub-19 for Mew and a sub-20 for Kermode at their Alexandra Parkruns.

Kermode even managed an unofficial 5K parkrun in Prague - finishing in 22:54.

Suleman Badat was first overall at Bolton in 20:10, and Tom Stratton and Katherine Baines ran at Millennium Country Parkrun, Forest of Marston Vale. Stratton took a sub-20 time, with 19:37, and Baines was first female home in 23:01.

Results: Bolton - Suleman Badat 20:10, Ian Pudge 22:28, Stephen Horsman 23:16, Lawrence McDonald 23:56, David Smith 24:11, Mark Cannon 26:17, Richard Blake 28:56, Gillian Morris 29:06, Kathryn Berry 29:22, Simon Irving 30:45, Philip Glassbrook 31:12, Nicola Halsall 32:06, Linda Doherty 32:10, Gareth Doherty 32:11, Jocelyn Chadderton 34:25, Louise Righini 34:51, Jenni Partington 35:56, Gareth Lowe 35:57, Ian Mann 38:08, Gemma Chapman 45:05, Luke Newell 1:01:22; Heaton Park - Adrian Ashburn 21:54, Chris Greenall 27:29, Carol Richardson 30:49, Sarah Brown 31:16, Martin Fielding 31:27, Joanna Warburton 31:27, Michelle Livesey 35:34; Waterworks Parkrun, Belfast - Teresa Riley 27:18; Dewsbury - Simon Marland 24:36, Sue Marland 34:24; Haigh Woodland - Colm O’Brien 24:04, Jane Forrest 26:54, Kathryn Baron 27:43; Stretford - Steven Bate 27:47; Monsal Trail - Nia Bell 29:35; Northwich - Simon Entwistle 24:40, Jennifer Entwistle 32:36; Millhouses - Paul Johnson 27:39; Peel - Mark Jackson 22:02; Worden - Anthony Fulop 32:56.