ANDY Staveley took bronze in the V55 Lancashire Cross-Country Championships at Blackburn.

Staveley completed the 10k Witton Park course in 40mins 44secs, just a minute behind Pete Hopley who was the first of the three Burnden representatives to finish, sixth V50 in 39:37.

Keith Thomas was fifth V60 in 41:39.

Liz McLellan was first to finish the Central Lancs New Year Half Marathon at Lea Town, coming home third F45 in 1:37:20.

Isaline Pollitt was next home, second F55 in 1:41:51.

Other results: Mark Butler 1:50:05, Kath Berry 1:57:35, George Butler 2:02:19, Debra Hennessey 2:18:44, Gillian McGowan 3:31:20.

Marcus Taylor led Burnden’s representatives home at the Daleside Auld Lang Syne New Year’s Eve fell race, a testing 6.7 miles with 1,000 feet of climb starting in Penistone Hill Country Park, Wharfedale.

Taylor completed the course in 52:49 with Hopley next, six minutes quicker than his time last year with 55:18.

Staveley crossed the line in 56:08.

Other results: Christophe Menand 1:04:45, Colm O’Brien 1:22:28, Liz Hopley 1:22:35, Jane Forrest 1:22:35.

Jackie Oakes finished the Liverbird women’s double marathon in Liverpool in fifth place and was 11th overall across the two days with a combined time of 8:10:47.

She completed the first in 3:58:01 and the second 24 hours later in 4:12:46.