THE weekend storms proved no deterrent for the five-strong Lostock AC team who headed to Bronte country for the annual Haworth Hobble ultramarathon – a feat of endurance with 32 miles and 4,400 feet of ascent around the gritstone moors of Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Haworth.

In addition to the highly-experienced Albert Sunter, Tony Marlow, Mark Liptrot and Mark Shuttleworth was Kerry Varden in her first ultramarathon, who finished the race in a time of 7hrs 36mins 48secs alongside long-time Lostock associate Mark Sammon.

Marlow, in preparation for his Lakes, Meres and Tarns ultra challenge in May, was first Lostocker home in 6:04:08, followed by Liptrot in 6:26:32, Sunter (6:43:59) and Shuttleworth (7:03:56).

The extreme weather forced the cancellation of the Firefighters 2up Duathlon on Sunday, allowing Andy Laycock and Paul Lacey to switch their attention to the Roddlesworth Roller at Abbey Village.

James Jackson was the first green vest to complete the undulating 9k course in 40:57, securing a sixth-placed age-group finish.

Lacey turned in a time of 45:12, followed by Gareth Pratt (45:44), Laycock (46:42), Jason Tong (47:12) and Paul Speed (57:27).

Anthony Wilcock's '30 in 30' half marathons in his 30th year took him to the Liverpool half marathon, although the wind, rain and hailstone mitigated against fast times.

He finished in 2:05:46 while dad David came home in 2:15:46.