In the hamlet of Shaw, near Rochdale, there was a bumper turnout of Horwich Harriers for the ominously-named Eddie’s Revenge Fell Race.

The latest round of the Run the Moors Fell Grand Prix saw Sam Fairhurst and Matt Fawthrop - the series leader - consolidate their overall positions with first (26mins 19secs) and fourth (27:35), respectively. Nick Kelly was 16th (second MV55) with a time of 31:01, while Kevin Newall was fifth V50 (35:23), finishing just ahead of Sandra Kelly (35:31), who was first FV55.

Gary Porteous continues to make improvements on the fells with a time of 36:08, while Doug Fleming edged out Gary Chadderton in a titanic battle for first MV60, with just eight seconds separating them at the finish. Steph McKee showed grit to finish 10th woman (39:00) after rolling her ankle the previous weekend and falling during the race, while Helen Macdonald was third FV40 (39:19). Horwich won both the men’s and women’s team prizes to top off a successful outing.

On the same night, Luke Foley took the victory and accompanying box of produce at Harrock Hill trail race. He covered five miles of undulating farmland in 33:00, still some way shy of club-mate Nick Leigh’s record of 30:28, who danced to third place at the 5.8-mile (899-foot) Whaley Waltz fell race in the Peak District on June 29.

Alastair Murray was back on the fells, racing in Hapton, near Accrington, and finished second MV45 in a time of 38:45 over the five-mile (1312-foot) parcours.

In multisports, Mark Walsh took the victory in the Darwen Aquathlon recently. The event consisted of a 1,600m pool swim, followed by a 10km foot race which ascended Darwen Tower twice, with enough elevation to qualify as a Category A fell race.

At Bolton half Ironman, Colin Gregory was third-placed M50-54 and 87th overall out of 1,400 finishers. He completed the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run in 4:53:52.

Chris Charnley ran the eighth of 13 rounds in the Pendle and Burnley Grand Prix at Trawden Seven on June 30. It took him 56:00 to complete the rolling multi-terrain course, battling through a tweaked back and rolled ankle to keep his grand slam aspirations alive. Steph McKee (57:05) and Sam Fairhurst (42:03) ran their second race of the week, both netting top 10s in their gender categories.

Horwich’s youth ranks made a trip up the M6, stopping just short of Scotland for the Upper North West Two YDL match three in Carlisle, where personal bests abounded. Isobel Wilkinson secured two, with 15.87m in the discus and 8.25m in the triple jump. Likewise, Alistair Sharrock clocked new records of 11.5 and 23.0 in the 100m and 200m, respectively. Olivia O’Connor won the U17 shot put with 9.81m and bettered her previous best in the long jump with 4.42m. Lena Wegrzyn ran 72.1 in the Under-20 400m, Shannon Knott won the high jump with a new best of 3.93m and Aidan McKenna hopped, skipped and jumped to a new triple jump PB of 10.28m.