Fifteen Burnden Road Runners took to the hills around Rossendale for the midweek Fo(e) Edge Fell race organised by Rossendale Harriers last week.

The course route was just more than four miles and involved 1,000 feet of climbing, running on trail paths and moorland.

On the night, Burnden came away with four vet category prizes. Mark Whittington was first MV50 with an excellent performance in 39mins 21secs, having just completed a charity event to run 26.2 miles on the treadmill.

Steve Nolan was first MV60 - racing with an injury but still managing to put in a good performance - with 44:15, Lyndsay Darbyshire was first FV55 in 53:16 and Anne Ferguson, in 52:22, was first FV65.

Tim Taylor back in the Burnden vest with 53:10 along with Suleman Badat (43:21), Lawrence McDonald (52:44), Jocelyn Chadderton (1:02:05) and Melissa Husbands (55:52).

Other results: Paul Duke 41:47, Ian Pudge 46:31, Ged Turner 55:35, Kathryn Baron 59:36, Nia Bell 1:05:34, Tony Fulop 1:27:04.

It was far away from the changeable weather of Bolton for Patrick Filio last week as he took a holiday in the Rhodes sunshine - and slipped in a half-marathon at the same time.

The annual International Roads to Rhodes Marathon is an opportunity to experience the ancient and medieval history of the Greek island.

It is a cyclical route by the sea in the northern part of the city, finishing in the centre, and Filio finished in an impressive 1:49:25 in what he described as perfect running conditions.

Lee White flew the flag for Burnden in Whitworth last week and put in a superb performance, finishing 10th overall as the first MV50 and with a sub-20. The race was the Cowm reservoir 5K organised by Whit’th Whippets - the second in a series, which was raising money for Jolly Josh children’s charity in Rochdale.

White finished in an excellent 19:44 and said: “It was a great scenic race with a testing uphill start then two laps of the reservoir. Highly recommended for a good value series.”

Shirley Staveley took on the Blackpool Marathon and finished in an excellent 4:05:47.

In perfect running conditions and on a great course which incorporates the many faces of the seaside resort, Staveley demonstrated the art of perfectly-paced marathon running. She crossed the line in 4:05:47 - 20 minutes inside her ‘Good for Age’ marathon qualification target.

This controlled performance also earned her first place in the female V60 category and 30th female overall.

Cherelle Giles made waves this week as she completed her debut race for Burnden at the Blackpool 10K.

Deceptively tough, the race is an out-and-back blast along the prom. Giles crossed the line in a very respectable 1:06:12 - a PB for both her 5K and 10K times., and said: “It was my first ever 10km race. The atmosphere was fantastic, gorgeous scenic route along the promenade with perfect conditions and even a little bit of sunshine.”

Six Burndeners took the black stripe up the Fells this week for a tough 13.1 miles in the Cumbrian Lake District. The Montane Trail Howgills Half-Marathon - starting and finishing in the picturesque village of Sedbergh. The Howgill Fells are a small group of hills bounded between Sedbergh, Kirkby Stephen and Tebay.

Mumtaz Patel led the group home in 3:05:53, followed by Kelly Sullavan in 3:14:00 and Phil Holden (3:28:00). Jackie Oakes, Helen Bury and Elaine Roper finished together in 3:51:00.

Penrith was the holiday destination for a group of Burnden friends this week and naturally parkrun was added to the schedule.

In a field of 269, Lee White led the group home (fifth overall) in 19:44, followed by Gareth Doherty (23:02), Tony Woodiwiss (26:23), Emma Walker (27:40), Gillian Morris (29:35), Sandra Caine (29:46) and Linda Doherty (29:47).

Other results: Bolton - Martin Archer 23:30, Andy Dunleavy 24:05, Michael Kermode 24:12, Ian Pudge 24:32, Lawrence McDonald 25:30, Ravi Patel 27:48, Vicki Hamer 27:48, Rick Winnard 28:13, Paul Johnson 29:38, Gemma Chapman 32:28, Maggie Slamin 33:09, Sarah Jane Wells 34:24, Andrew Parkinson 37:35, Lauren Hulme 41:38, Jenni Partington 46:34, Gareth Lowe 46:34, Rachael Howarth 46:39, Luke Newell 48:40, Jocelyn Chadderton 52:58 and Sarah Brown 1:12:11; Heaton Park - Adrian Ashburn 22:39, Gayle Gerrard 25:52; Marple - Carolyn Edwards 31:55; Pendle - Tom Stratton 20:48, Katherine Baines 25:03; Watergrove, Rochdale - Mark Jackson 23:54; Stamford Park - Nia Bell 32:03; Witton - Kathryn Baron 30:29; Haigh Woodland - Carol Richardson 34:49; Manor Field, Whittlesey - Simon Marland 24:14, Sue Marland 39:13; Chevin Forest - Steven Walsh 27:27.