Lostock AC members Janet Rhodes and Rachel Stevens joined 50,000 to complete the London Marathon last weekend.

This iconic race starts in Greenwich and ends on the Mall outside Buckingham Palace - and Rhodes and Stevens were in the Blue Wave and started at 11am.

The first landmark the pair passed was the Cutty Sark at mile six. The race then continued on the south bank of the Thames and Rhodes and Stevens were still running strong as they crossed Tower Bridge on to the north bank, making sure to video the occasion.

After passing the Tower of London, participants race out to Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs before heading back.

Rhodes was still going strong at this section of the race and was able to speed up for the end, however, at mile 20, Stevens hit the wall, losing all speed.

The last two miles of the race were the most spectacular, running along the Thames to the centre of London and passing landmarks such as the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge. The energy of the crowd for the entire race was phenomenal with everyone shouting participants names.

Rhodes was the first to pass Buckingham Palace and complete the sprint along the Mall to finish in 4hrs 18mins 25secs with Stevens following in 4:52:30.

Stevens completed the race raising money for The Christie Charity. The Lostocker, who has received treatment at The Christie, has raised more than £1,500.00 - and Lostock AC has donated £250, raised at the Lostock 6 to the charity to support her.

Josie Greenhalgh competed in the Teenager with Altitude Fell Race, in Keswick.

This was a tough 16.7-mile race with almost 7,000 feet ascent. Greenhalgh had a fantastic race, completing it in 4:40:25 and achieving third in her age category.

Johanna McManus headed to complete the Blackpool Half-Marathon - a flat route starting on the promenade.

Runners initially head north to Little Bispham, completing a u-turn and heading south, past Blackrod Tower, the pleasure beach and towards the airport. Following another u-turn runners head back to the promenade to finish.

McManus had an epic run, finishing in 1:48:26, securing third in her age category.

Lostock’s parkrun results: Bolton - Tony Maxwell 26:56, Sheila Garewal 31:09 (first in age category); Clarence - Rachel Hancock 29:09 (third female and first in age category), Lynda Hardman 33:34 (second in age category); Edinburgh - Kate Rotheram 34:16; Fletcher Moss - Mark Shutteworth 23:47; Haigh Woodland - Chris Baker 23:23 (third in age category), Gillian Caldwell 31:55 (first in age category); Keswick - Andy Laycock 23:09 (third in age category).