BURNDEN Road Runners’ Rob Short secured a superb personal best in the Ribble Valley 10k at Clitheroe.

The event doubled as the North of England 10k Championships and so attracted a huge quality field, including a substantial elite section.

Short covered the course in a time of 36mins 23secs, followed by Ed Ashton in 41:16 and Ged Turner in 45:20. Mel Walker was first V75 in 49:37.

Gayle Gerrard was the first female member to finish, posting a time of 49:45.

Other results: Denise Hodgkinson (50:22), Phil Holden (51:26), Louise Fox (53:54), Julie Riddle (57:17), Fiona Ashton (1:00:09), Nia Bell (1:00:12), Karen Taylor (1:02:11), Debra Hennessey (1:02:12), George Butler (1:11:48), Ann Hardman (1:24:48).

Simon Marland and Sue Blackman travelled to Shrewsbury for the Sunrise to Sunset Challenge, testing runners’ endurance over 1k laps.

Blackman completed 44 laps to exceed the marathon distance while Marland took on the Ultra challenge and clocked 56 laps – the equivalent of 34.8 miles.

The previous weekend, Marcus Taylor came second overall and first V45 in the four-mile Santa Dash round Rivington with a time of 29:58.

Andy Staveley was not far behind, first V55 in 31:03, and Pete Hopley was first V50 in 32:52.

Gayle Gerrard was third F45 in 48:15 and Liz Hopley second F50 in 45:48.

Other results: Gareth Doherty (45:36), Mike Caine (45:35), Nick Haworth (46:26), Tony Woodiwiss (50:31), Julie Riddle (54:13), Sandra Caine (1:02:48), Sarah Woodiwiss (1:02:48), Linda O’Byrne (1:02:49).