BURNDEN’S Gwen Kinloch is the British 10-mile champion in her age group after a terrific performance in the national championships at the weekend.

Kinloch won the W55 category with a time of 1hr 11mins 24secs at the British 10-Mile Masters in Dorking, Surrey, to take the title.

Andy Warburton was also representing Burnden, crossing the line in 1:30:49.

The victory followed more age-group success for Kinloch in midweek in the fifth race in the Hollingworth Lake 5k series where she was fifth overall in the women’s race and first F55 in 20:55.

Hers was one of seven age-group wins for the club at Hollingworth.

Steve Nolan was the fastest Burnden member, finishing 11th overall and first M55 in 18:29.

Lee White was first M45 in 19:01, Pete Hopley first M50 in 19:18, Andy Dunleavy first M60 in 20:17 and Paul Christie first M65 in 23:03.

In the women’s race, Liz McLellan was fourth overall and first F45 in 20:44 with Anne Ferguson first F60 in 22:49. Linda O’Byrne (24:01) and Gayle Gerrard (24:08) made it a one-two-three clean sweep in the F45 category.

Martyn Pollitt crossed the line in 20:14 to earn second place in the M55 race, with Tony Wall second M60 in 20:48 and Lyndsay Darbyshire second F50 in 21:59.

Sarah Watton was sixth overall in 20:58 and she and Vicki Hamer (22:25) were second and third in the FS category.

Richard Pollitt was third M40 in 19:19, Christophe Menand third M50 in 20:39 and Nadia Raza was third F40 in 25:12.

Jonathan Sangster (19:13), Gareth Doherty (19:29) and Marcus Chester (19:44) all came in under 20 minutes.

Other results: Chris Worthington 20:29, Adrian Ashburn 21:10, Chris Fielding 21:20, Mike Caine 22:20, Steven Bate 22:28, Tim Taylor 22:34, Mark Butler 22:43, Lawrence McDonald 22:56, Chris Greenall 23:24, Andy Warburton 24:22, Mark Davis 26:41, Louise Wall 27:02, Diane Wylie 27:06, Jane Compton 28:40, Jackie Cairns 29:00, Nia Bell 29:11, Joanne Darby 29:28, Debra Hennessey 29:58, Sandra Caine 30:23, Cheryl Dunleavy 31:16, Jennifer Forkin 33:09, Shirley Robinson 33:21, Nicola Hardy 33:57, Trevor Eagle 38:03, Gillian McGowan 44:46.

Anne Ferguson also scored an age-category triumph at the Edenfield Fell Race, winning the F60 section in 62:23.

Mark Jackson finished in 64:31 with Tim Taylor clocking 66:54, David Morrison home in 1:44:50 and Julie Morrison crossing the line in 1:44:51.

Liz McLellan won the Cutacre 5k women’s race in 21:39, with Chris Worthington eighth overall in the men’s event with a time of 21:25.

Don Nichol and Paul Sedgwick travelled to the Lake District with Nichol completing the Coniston Half Marathon in 2:22:29 and Sedgwick finishing the Coniston Challenge half marathon in 3:20:57.

Nadia Raza scored a personal-best time at the Morecambe 10k with a time of 52:23.