SALLY McCoy demonstrated a great return to form with an age group first place at Bolton parkrun during Lostock AC' s takeover of the event.

Club members, friends and families took over the marshalling and stewarding of the event last Saturday to promote the 36th running of the Lostock 6 road race at the end of February.

In addition to the marshalling and stewarding, 14 green vests competed with Stuart Hatton the first Lostocker home in 23mins 31secs, followed by Andy Laycock (23:41), McCoy (23:57), Adam Lowe (24:06), Heather Soden (24:12) and Rob Garstang (26:59).

Paul O'Brien and his daughter Fern finished in 27:56, with Jocelyn Chesterton coming home in 29:46, Mark Shuttleworth in 31:38 and Kate and Scott Rotheram in 32:52.

The Lostock 6 is one of the longest established road races in the North West and Lostock AC extend an invitation to all runner's to participate on February 25.

Further afield, Pete Noble turned in a strong time of 24:28 in Scotland at the Great Edinburgh Winter Run, while Josie Greenhalgh was third in her age group at the Trigger Fell Race, which covers the 25 miles from Marsden to Edale, in a time of 5:05:14.

Closer to home, Ian Burns competed in the third and final race of the Petzl Nightrunner series at Rivington in a time of 1:19:50.