A group of nine Lostock AC members did well in the Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon.

The duathlon starts at Rivington Primary School and participants complete a 5k run, then 22k cycle followed by a 5k run. The 5k run takes place around the tracks of the Lower Barn, passing Lever Castle and back to the Primary School.

The cycle consisted of three laps, with competitors cycling along Horrobin Lane, New Road, Dryfield Lane, Rivington Lane and back towards the school. After a quick transition, participants completed the same 5k route.

Andy Laycock was the first Lostocker to cross the finish line in an impressive 1hr 38mins 4secs. Rachel Hancock was the next home in an epic 1:42:42, securing third female and first in her age category. Next was Josie Greenhalgh in 1:43:41 (second in age category), followed by Mel Crompton (1:44:14) and Greg Kilshaw (1:56:05).

Janet Rhodes and Alan Wilson completed the duathlon as a relay, with Rhodes running and Wilson cycling. They both had a fine race, finishing first in the relay in 1:38:11.

On Sunday, Louise Jeffrey-Read and Tim Lippett headed North to compete in the Edinburgh Marathon.

This is a popular race, described as one of the fastest marathons in the world. The race starts on Potterrow, by Edinburgh University, and then continues through the city centre, taking in iconic sights. The marathon then heads along the coast before runners complete a U-turn and head back to the centre of the city.

Jeffrey-Read had an amazing race, finishing in 3:51:40, followed by Tim Lippett, in 3:54:24.

Also on Sunday, the Manchester Half Marathon and 10k saw 25,000 runners head to the city centre to take part in the event.

David Gregson and Jenni Donnellan completed the half-marathon, which starts on Portland Street, travelling along the A56 towards Old Trafford. Participants then head back towards the city centre and change from red to blue, continue along the Mancunian Way towards the Etihad. Runners then turn around, running back to Manchester and the iconic finish line on Deansgate.

Gregson was the first across the finish line in 1:49:32. Donnellan, who was running to raise money for Cancer Research, finished in 2:11:46.

Jo McManus completed the 10k - her first race since sustaining an injury - and she performed amazingly to finish in 49:52.

Jon Tuson spent the weekend in Glamis Castle, Scotland for the final leg of the Fur Nations International Canicross Event.

This was a fabulous event with three days of racing, with participants representing their country. Tuson and his dog Huxley had an awesome weekend and England was victorious.

Parkrun results: Bolton - Bev Atherton-McKenna 28:38 (third in her age category), Lynda Hardman 30:38; Haigh - Hazel Hatfield 23:50 (first in age category), Chris Baker 24:04 (third in age category), Kath Johnson 35:35; Pennington Flash - Mark Checkley 33:48; Worsley Woods - Mark Shuttleworth 23:00.