BURNDEN’S Gwen Kinloch made it two race wins in successive weekends with victory in the Pilling 10k women’s event.

Kinloch followed up her first place in the Blacksticks Blue 10k a week earlier with a storming run to claim the Pilling title in 41mins 52secs as Burnden claimed a one-two in the race with Sarah Watton next to finish, first F Senior in 43:32.

There were age-group wins for Lyndsay Darbyshire, first F50 in 45:19, Anne Ferguson, first F60 in 45:36, and Paul Christie, first V65 in 48:26.

Richard Pollitt was the fastest club member in the men’s race, finishing 18th overall and third V40 in 39:41, followed by Gareth Doherty in 41:18 and Andy Duffy, third V55 in 41:33.

Tony Wall was second V60 in 44:37.

Other results: Steven Bate 47:28, Vicki Hamer 47:58, Lawrence McDonald 48:12, Linda O’Byrne 48:40, Andy Warburton 50:13, Diane Wylie 55:24, Louise Wall 56:09.

The standout performer for sheer grit and endurance at the weekend was Sarah Woodiwiss who tackled the GB Ultra Chester 100-Mile event and crossed the line – still smiling – after a gruelling 34:10:00.

Jonathan Sangster also put in a full shift at the Berghaus Dragon’s Back race in Wales, covering the 50k first stage from Conwy Castle to Nant Gwynant with its 3,650 metres of climb in 11:42:05.

Richard Blake was the club’s sole representative at the Asics Windermere Marathon, finishing with a time of 4:50:21.

Burnden ladies scored more success at the Horwich Jubilee series with Darbyshire first L50 in 36:18 and Ferguson first L60 in 36:47. Their times, plus Hamer’s 38:50, earned the club second place in the team standings.

Shirley Staveley was second L55 in 41:54 and Phil Glassbrook was second V70 in 46:10. Steven Bate posted a time of 37:32.

Mel Walker was first V70 at the Anderton Boat Lift 10k near Northwich with a time of 54:59, with Phil Glassbrook third V70 in 58:43 and Debra Hennessey crossing the line in 1:06:18.

Three members took on the Great Manchester Run Half Marathon with Gayle Gerrard fastest of the trio in 1:47:47, followed by John Egan in 2:08:53 and Steven Snape in 2:26:16.

In the 10k Great Manchester Run, Kate Ellis was the first member to finish with her time of 47:10 ahead of Mike Watkinson in 48:11 and Colm O’Brien in 48:41 – making it three Burndeners home in under 50 minutes.

Karen Smith was next in 51:34, with Shirley Robinson home in 1:12:44, Janine Taylor in 1:12:45, Gemma Chapman in 1:16:27 and Bill Kelly in 1:34:03.