THERE was podium and age-group success for Lostock AC at the conclusion of the third and final Curley's midweek race.

James Jackson was the third-placed male and first in his age group over the three races, while Donna Kelsall, Jennifer Donnellan and Rachel Hancock all finished second in their age group in the final standings.

Seventeen Lostockers completed the third and final race and were lead home by Jackson in 20mins 37secs.

Stuart Hatton posted a strong time of 21:54, with Mark Shuttleworth coming home in 23:41.

Other results: Paul Lacey 24:13, Rachel Hancock 24:36, Nikki Hamerton 25:35, Kathryn Orrell 26:01, Donna Kelsall 26:10, Jocelyn Chadderton 26:43, Ian Burns 27:47, Jennifer Donnellan 28:02, Sam Shields 28:33, Anthony Maxwell 28:48, Karen Taylor 29:35, Sheila Garewell 30:40, Amy Trevor 31:06, Emma Hatton 32:26.

Lostock AC also presented a cheque of £400 to Bolton Mountain Rescue Team raised from last year's Henderson End/Leo Pollard memorial fell race.

The hot weekend weather added an extra challenge to those running the traditional Easter Saturday Pike Race and further afield at the Newlands Memorial fell race.

Jackson was first Lostocker home at the Pike Race in 24:15, followed by Stuart Hatton 25:33, Mark Shuttleworth 25:45, Rachel Hancock 28:56 – who was also third in her age group, Barry Wroe 29:43, Donna Kelsall 29:53, Cathy Stratton 33:05, Mark Checkley 33:10 and Alan Mather 33:17.

Eleven Lostockers headed to the Lake District for the Newlands Memorial fell race, whose 11.5 miles and 3,600 feet of ascent was made even tougher by the heat.

Albert Sunter brought home the Lostock green vests in a time of 2:25:09, followed by Chris Taylor 2:33:19, Tony Marlow 2:38:47, Mike Ernill 2:50:03, Josie Greenhalgh 2:58:43, Kerry Varden 2:59:08, Brian Halton 3:05:02, Michele Sunter 3:46:10 and Mark Sammon in 3:48:24.

Jordan Sunter and Jocelyn Chadderton wisely withdrew from the race due to potential heat exhaustion and sun stroke.

In the multi-sport format, Mary White celebrated her qualification to represent GB in next year's world Duathlon championship with an age-group win at the Clitheroe Triathlon in an overall time of 2:09:09.