LOSTOCK AC's Tony Marlow and Josie Greenhalgh headed to Threlkeld in the shadow of Blencathra for the Copeland Chase Long-O orienteering race and put in strong performances.

Competing in the A four-hour control race that takes competitors over Threlkeld Knotts and High Brow, Marlow was placed 17th overall and fourth in his age group with 560 points.

Greenhalgh had an equally strong run and would have finished eighth overall, but was harshly penalised for route choice and the order in which she completed the control points.

Greenhalgh's misfortune in the Lake District was in contrast to her performance in the second midweek SROC street orienteering event at Lancaster the previous Wednesday when she put in a storming performance to finish 13th overall and first individual female.

Albert and Abigail Sunter also turned in a good team performance, finishing 10th overall.

Parkrun performance of the week came from Colin Gregory racing in a shorter single race rather than his preferred Ironman distance multi-sport format.

Running at the Haigh Hall parkrun, Gregory turned in a fast time of 19mins 17secs to finish fourth overall in a strong field that included a former professional ITU triathlete.

The other Lostockers racing at Haigh Hall were Alan Mather (26:48), Helen Mather (29:12 and fourth in age group), Christine Smith (31:58) and Kath Johnson (33:22).

Andy Laycock also turned in a strong time of 23:30 at Bolton parkrun, finishing sixth in his age group.