ON a weekend severely curtailed by the winter weather, Lostock AC's Ian Burns was one of 286 hardy souls to brave the elements to compete the Petzl Nightrunner race at Grizedale Forest in the Lake District.

The Grizedale race is the second in the three-race Petzl Nightrunner series that starts at Delamere Forest in Cheshire at Halloween and culminates at Rivington in January.

Racing at night, Burns completed the undulating 10k trail route in a time of 1hr 52secs to finish 16th in his age group.

The third and final race of the series is in Rivington on January 20, when Burns will be racing alongside fellow Lostockers James Jackson, Cathy Stratton and Alan Mather.

The Dark Peak Trail Marathon produced a top-10 finish for Albert Sunter in a fast time of 4:59:00, with Tony Marlow, Mike Ernill, Brian Halton and Josie Greenhalgh working as a team and returning from injury and illness to all finish in 6:09:00.

Lostock AC get back to competitive racing this weekend at Oldham Tandle Hill, the second of the South East Lancashire Cross Country League races, and the Tour de Helvellyn Fell race.