THERE was a good turnout as Lostock AC renamed their Henderson's End event the ‘Leo Pollard Memorial Race’ in memory of the club's late president who died last year.

He was a prominent member of both Lostock AC and Achille Ratti Climbing Club and last week's race was attended by members of Achille Ratti and Leo's family and friends, who ran and supported the race.

The race itself is seven miles long, starting at the Upper Barn at Rivington, and visits the Pike and Two Lads before winding its way through the Smithills estate to the high point at the Mast before returning to the Pike and finishing back at the Upper Barn.

This year's winner, Michael Cayton from Ribble Valley Harriers, finished in 45mins 8secs with a comfortable 2:46 lead over second-placed Rob Hope from Pudsey and Bramley.

Coming in third was Nick Leigh, from Horwich RMI Harriers, in 48:44.

First woman over the line was Horwich's Lindsey Brindle, who finished in 55:23 and 20th position overall.

Second woman home was Amy Freeman, from Darwen, in 1:01:15 and third was Maria Cook, from Skelmersdale Harriers, in 1:04:21.

Both Cayton and Brindle received a voucher from inov8 representative, Adrian Hope, for a pair of inov8 running shoes.

The club thanked inov8 for sponsoring the race again, as well as United Utilities and the Woodland Trust for allowing them to route the race across their land.

Kevin Sammon, at Rivington Hall Barn, also allowed use of the Hall Barn car park and grounds.

Lostock also thanked all the volunteers who helped with marshalling, setting out the course, running registration and results which ensured the event was a success.

And Bolton Mountain Rescue provided safety cover for the race and were on station at various points on the route.

All proceeds from the race were, as in previous years, donated to Bolton Mountain Rescue and this year Lostock handed over a cheque for £600 at the post-race presentation.