LOSTOCK AC triathlon member Mary White was crowned age-group world champion as the Quadrathlon world championships returned to the UK at the weekend.

Quadrathlon takes the triathlon format to another level of difficulty by adding a 7k kayak to the usual swim/bike/run format, and White completed this feat of endurance in 3hrs 45mins 27secs.

Another Lostocker celebrating a milestone achievement was Albert Sunter competing in his 30th Isle of Jura fell race. Widely regarded as one of the toughest fell races in the UK, Sunter completed the 28k race with its 2,370m of ascent in 5:18:52, followed by fellow Lostockers Tony Marlow (5:23:00) and Josie Greenhalgh in (5:52:56).

Four Lostockers also completed their first road marathons over the bank holiday weekend.

Anthony Maxwell, Sheila Garewal and Fran Corcoran completed the Edinburgh Marathon in times of 4:24:52, 4:46:41 and 5:17:20, respectively, while Jeanette Brandon finished the Liverpool Rock 'n' Roll marathon in 4:58:27. Bev Atherton-McKenna also finished in a time of 4:10:43.

Hazel Hatfield completed the half marathon in 1:45:27, while Rachel Hancock was the second-placed woman at the Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon in an overall time of 1:38:25.