A host of Lostock AC runners headed to Chorley to complete in the Astley Park trail race and performed well.

It was the first of the midweek championship trail/road races and 19 Lostockers took on the three-and-a-half-mile event covering two laps of the park.

Paul Edwards was the first to cross the finish line in an amazing 23mins 27secs, followed by Dave Parry in 27:11. The first female to complete the race was Hazel Hadfield in an epic 28:30.

Other results: Gaz Foulkes 28:55, Chris Baker 29:08, Greg Kilshaw 29:11, Andy Laycock 29:55, Brian Halton 30:14 (second in age category), Rachel Hancock 30:27, Mike Berry 30:34, Tony Maxwell 31:27, Heather Soden 31:53, Kerry Jackson 32:48, Rachel Stevens 33:38, Katie Edern 35:40, Sheila Garewal 36:30, Ste Hancock 37:03, Lynda Hardman 37:42, Karen Taylor 38:08.

Gillian Caldwell was required to retire from the race following a nasty fall.

Not content with just racing last Wednesday, seven Lostock members returned to Chorley on Sunday to take part in the Chorley 10k and were joined by fellow member, Tommy Smith.

The race started in Chorley town centre and members enjoyed a familiar run around Astley Park again two loops finishing on Market Street.

When crossing the finish line finishers were presented with their medals from the Mayor of Chorley.

Smith was the first home in an impressive 43:25, followed by Parry (44:16), Baker (48:34), Maxwell (53:43), Berry (55:11), Stevens (57:43), Garewal (1:01:51) - who was first in her age category - and Caldwell, who had recovered from her fall and finished in 1:06:57.

Also on Sunday, three Lostockers competed in the Horwich Triathlon - also known as ‘The Race to The Pike’ - which is one of the oldest triathlon events in the North West.

The Lostockers completed the standard distance race which starts at Horwich Leisure Centre with a 500m pool swim. Competitors then take on a 40k undulating cycle ride, which starts at the leisure centre, heading along Chorley Old Road, then up and along Belmont and Bolton Road past Chorley. Competitors then head back toward the leisure centre via Long Lane.

The toughest part of the race is the final 8.6k run that climbs all the way to the summit of Rivington Pike, before descending back to the finish at Horwich Leisure Centre.

Dave Wilkes was the first Lostock member to finish in an amazing 2:31:41, securing third place in his age category. Shortly after Wilkes was Andy Laycock, in 2:34:54. Nikki Hamerton was the star of the event, finishing in 2:41:24 and winning her age category.

Jon Tuson and his dog Huxley represented Lostock AC at the Fur nations in Cannock. This is a weekend event in which participants can take part in races with their canine friends and Tuson and Huxley enjoyed a fantastic weekend of racing.

In parkrun, the club celebrated two milestones with members Lynda Hardman and Katie Edern celebrating their 50th parkruns.

Results: Bolton - Lynda Hardman 31:03; Haigh Woodland Park - Brian Halton 26:47, Andy Laycock 27:09, Katie Edern 30:23, Matt Withers 30:50, Karen Taylor 33:24, Lurdes Corlett 33:42; Skipton - Rachel Hancock 34:40.