A quartet of Burnden Road Runners took to the fells at Edenfield looking for good times.

Rossendale Harriers offer a tough series of fell races, of which Edenfield is a feature.

Those familiar with the area will appreciate the beauty, but are aware of the infamous Marl Pits from cross-country lore.

In the warmth of the day, the race conditions were not as brutal but runners clock up a distance of 10.3km, with 477 metres of ascent, encounter some boggy bits and tackle challenging and technical downhills.

First home for Burnden was the club’s sole male, Ian Pudge, in 1hr 2mins 51secs.

He was followed by three ladies - Anne Ferguson, in 1:15:02, Kathryn Baron, in 1:20:57 (PB by 13 minutes), and Emma Walker (1:44:11).

Lake Ullswater was the scene for Steve Riddle’s swim challenge this week as he prepares for the upcoming Ironman 70.3 in Bolton.

Riddle swam a successful 5K crossing from the Park Foot Holiday Park, near the stunning Pooley Bridge.

Sarah Woodiwiss, also in preparation for the impending Ironman event, took on the Deva Olympic Triathlon.

Despite having greater elevation on the 40K cycle part, which crosses into Wales from Chester, she managed to beat her time at Southport Olympic and was sixth in her age category.

The swim section is a 1500-metre challenge in the currents of the River Dee and the 10K run is three laps of riverside paths, local minor roads and two bridges - the Old Dee Bridge and suspension bridge.

Woodiwiss finished the epic Tri challenge in 3:32:13.

Each Monday evening at Burnden RR, qualified run leaders lead a ‘Muster Run’, which is a great way to ensure runners of all abilities are supported and encouraged to run together.

Along a set route, ‘muster points’ are set for runners to regroup.

Faster runners who reach the point first run back to the tail runners and loop around - providing opportunities to clock up extra miles over the evening and to link in with other runners.

Muster points are also used to ‘catch your breath’ if needed and help to keep everybody together and safe.

This week’s Muster Run, led by Andy Norman, Jen Forkin, Gillian McGowan, Shirley Robinson and Michael Kermode took Burndeners up to the Dunscar War Memorial from Smithills - a route of 10K.

Next week they will be meeting at Smithills Sports Centre before running to High Rid Reservoir, via Moss Bank Way and Boot Lane.

The Muster Run is 7-8pm and includes a cool-down back at the starting point. There is a fee of £1 to join the session - payable on the night.

For more information, visit the club’s website at burndenroadrunners.co.uk/training.