LOSTOCK AC's Tony Marlow created his own piece of history by becoming only the seventh person to complete the Lakes, Meres and Waters ultramarathon.

Devised and first run by the late Leo Pollard, former life president of Lostock AC, in 1981, the race visits all the major bodies of water in the Lake District.

Eighteen months in the planning and utilising the massive support of Lostock AC and Achille Ratti club friends and members, Marlow completed the 100 miles and 21,750 feet of ascent in 34hrs 53mins, starting at 8.15am on Saturday and finishing at Over Water at 9.08pm on Sunday.

To put Marlow's achievement in context, the Lakes, Meres and Waters ultramarathon was last  successfully completed in 2011 and one of the previous six finishers is fell running legend Joss Naylor.

At the finish in Over Water, and surrounded by family, friends and support crew and runners, an emotional Marlow dedicated his achievement to the memory of Pollard, whose family members came to support him during the run and at the finish.

Closer to home, 14 Lostockers completed the second midweek Jubilee race around Rivington with James Jackson the first club member home in a time of 33:07.

He was followed by Stuart Hatton (34:10), Mark Shuttleworth (36:30), Gareth Pratt (37:55), Paul Lacey (38:38) and Andy Laycock (39:12).

Claire Shewbridge was then the first Lostock woman home in 39:23, followed by Andy Ginty (40:01), Tony Maxwell (42:43), Heather Soden (43:29), Ian Burns (43:29), Jocelyn Chadderton (45:18), Karen Taylor (46:55) and Sheila Garewal (47:22). 

James Jackson and Stuart Hatton also 'raced the train' from Bury to Rawtenstall along with fellow Lostockers Hazel Hadfield and Rachel Stevens in times of 1:22, 46, 1:28:23, 1:36:52 and 2:00:19 respectively, while Rachel Hancock, Bev Atherton-McKenna, Kathryn Orrell, Karen Taylor and Jeanette Brandon headed to Preston for the Crazy Cow 10k with finishing times of 49:25, 56:31, 59:21, 59:22 and 59:57 respectively.