LOSTOCK AC's Albert Sunter and Toney Donnelley were two of only 20 finishers in the Kong 10 Peaks ultramarathon race series in the Lake District.

Each Kong 10 Peaks ultramarathon visits the 10 highest peaks of the area with the Lakeland route encompassing Helvellyn, Great End, Great Gable, the two Scafells and Skiddaw over 45 miles and 16,500 feet of climbing.

Working as a pair, Donnelley and Sunter finished with a slower than normal finishing time of 19hrs 26mins due to the hot weather that saw more than a 50-per-cent dropout rate in the event.

Sunter was also second Lostocker home among an 18-strong club contingent that had previously headed to Parbold for the second of the popular midweek fell race series.

First home for Lostock was Rob Sharkey in a time of 39:42, followed by Sunter in 42:43 and Mark Shuttleworth in 43:42.

Other results: Chris Taylor 46:16, Alastair Cairns 46:37, Ian Taylor 48:06, Brian Halton 48:28, Tony Marlow 48:32, Rachel Hancock (first Lostock woman) 49:09, Andy Laycock 49:18, Hazel Hatfield 50:54, Kerry Varden 52:45, Michele Sunter 53:49, Ian Johnson 53:53, Heather Soden 54:07, Jocelyn Chadderton 56:06, David Wilcock in 57:58.

Anthony Wilcock continued his journey to race 30 half marathons in his 30th year for charity at Southport where he turned in a time of 1:50:12, where he was joined by James Jackson in a time of 1:36:01.

Rachel Hunter ran in the 10k race and earned an age-group third place with a chip time of 49:30.