Popular Burnden Road Runner, Tony Fulop, has been busy and took on both the Horwich Festival of Racing Senior 5K and the Morecambe 10K.

The Horwich race is an adventure around the trails and paths of Rivington’s terraced gardens and Fulop was around the course in 50mins 13secs.

Meanwhile, the Morecambe 10K is an out-and-back blast along the prom and Fulop was across the line in 1:07:23.

Burnden’s Lee White took part in this year’s Welsh castles relay event as a guest in his wife, Kirsty’s business team (DEFRA). He ran the first leg in the 20-stage staggered relay.

Starting at Caenarfon Castle to Penygroes, a scenic coastal start before turning inland along with some steady climbs before following trail paths to the tiny village finish. White’s leg of 9.25 miles in a time of 63:54 brought him in 23rd out of 60. The event, first run in 1988, consists of 20 staggered legs over two days and takes in 209 miles, starting in Caenarfon and finishing in Cardiff the day after. Sixty teams took part this year, from high-flying running clubs from all over the country, mixed teams, ladies’ teams and four business teams - taking on the two-day event based mainly on roads and trails with the odd mountain leg thrown in, organised by the Les Croupiers running club, in Cardiff.

Tim Taylor was back for two races last week after a period of injury. As well as the Leo Pollard Memorial Race, he was in the home of the Wombles for a five-mile race on Wimbledon Common. The course is a scenic and challenging adventure - starting at the iconic windmill - and he was home in 43:00.

Elsewhere, nine set off for Chorley to take on June’s popular Astley Park Trail Race. Set in the picturesque grounds of Astley Hall, the races are held on the first Wednesday in the summer months from May to August.

Michael Kermode was first home for Burnden in 25:05, followed by Andrew Crawford, in 26:36, and Adrian Ashburn (27:35). It was the ladies who collected the vet category titles.

Lyndsay Darbyshire took first FV50 in 28:40, Gwen Kinloch claimed first FV60 just nine seconds later, in 28:49, and Anne Ferguson was named second FV60, in 30:15.

Also bringing in super times were Andy Warburton (32:41), Steven Bate (33:44) and Tony Fulop (42:36).

After the success of Edenfield Fell last week, Kathryn Baron was back racing, this time at Knowl Hill Fell. The race takes runners up and past Greenbooth and Naden reservoirs before a couple of steep climbs up to the trig point of cold, wet and windy Knowl Hill - then back down past the reservoirs. Baron finished the course in 1:31:26.

This week saw the 15th Joe Moran Memorial Veteran track and field meeting, hosted by Manchester Harriers at SportCity, in Manchester.

Burndeners were looking forward to competing in the six track and four field events being contested on the night.

Results: 100m - Ivan Brown 13.6; 200m - Ivan Brown 29.2, Michelle Carter 36.8, Mumtaz Patel 38.8; 400m - Mumtaz Patel 85.8; 800m - Tom Stratton 2:37, Mark Cannon 2:43, Gareth Doherty 2:47, Mumtaz Patel 3:06; 1500m - Mark Whittington 4:56, Suleman Badat 5:09, Gareth Doherty 5:35, Mark Cannon 5:35, Linda Doherty 7:12; 3,000m - Suleman Badat 10:45, Tom Stratton 11:32, Mark Cannon 12:02, Linda Doherty 14:45; Javelin - Tom Stratton 25.99, Michelle Carter 13.16, Gareth Doherty 12.99, Linda Doherty 9.57; Long Jump - Mark Whittington 4.43; Shot Put - Michelle Carter 6.71.

In parkrun, Linda Doherty completed her 250th parkrun at Bolton with a crowd of Burnden supporters cheering her own.

Sue Marland completed her 250th unique parkrun - this time at Bressay, the most northerly parkrun in the UK. It was extra special for her as she celebrated her first wedding anniversary with fellow Burndener Simon.