MEN’S captain Marcus Taylor travelled to the Peak District for the Mickleden Straddle fell race and delivered a hugely impressive performance over the challenging terrain.

The 14.3-mile course with 2,431feet of ascent across a difficult moorland course tested runners’ navigational skills as well as their endurance.

Taylor finished in a superb time of 2hrs 15mins 45secs in 57th place overall out of nearly 200 hardy finishers.

Tony Wall was the first member to complete the Mad Dog 10K at Southport with a time of 44:38.

Mumtaz Patel was next in 45:56, followed by Jackie Oakes in 46:08 to complete a trio of Burnden stars coming in under 50 minutes.

Louise Wall and Jackie Cairns finished closely together, Wall crossing the line in 56:26 and Cairns in 56:47. Sharon Drew was next in 58:40, and Gillian McGowan (1:39:00) alongside Johnny McGowan (1:39:01) completed the club representation.

The second day of the Bolton Abbey Trail Running Festival saw Lorraine Halwood complete her 38th marathon in 5:13:10.

Kris Worsley and Craig Philpot travelled to Blackburn for the Winter Warmer 10k, with Worsley finishing in 52:56 and Philpot close behind in 54:07.