LOSTOCK AC members did well at the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon.

A five-strong group headed to Tebay and the Howgills for the event with Albert Sunter and Tony Marlow, and Michele Sunter and Mark Sammon in the pair's race, and Josie Greenhalgh competing as a solo entry.

All five raced the Fairfield route for experienced mountain marathon runners and orienteers, which required competitors to be self sufficient for two days and a night in the Howgills, while successfully navigating a challenging and technical course.

Greenhalgh finished her race as both the second-placed woman and first woman in her age group with a combined moving time of 11hrs 54mins 10secs.

Marlow and Albert Sunter were second overall and first-placed men in the veterans race with a total moving time of 11:44:34 and only six points behind the overall winner, while Michele Sunter and Sammon were 11th overall and fifth mixed vets in the veterans.

Both Lostock pairs also had the honour and satisfaction of finishing ahead of fell-running legend Nikki Spinks and her partner.

Closer to home, Andy Ginty was the Lostock representative at the Don Ashton memorial fell race in Tockholes, finishing in a time of 52:43, while Alan Mather achieved a time of 2:04:23 at the Media City UK Swim Challenge 5k. 

Haigh Hall parkrun was the setting for the latest round of the Lostock AC road championship and Stuart Hatton was the first of the 14 Lostockers home in 20:03 – and a PB.

Second-placed Gareth Pratt also achieved a PB in 21:04.

Other results: Mark Shuttleworth 22:04, Paul O'Brien 22:18, Hazel Hatfield 22:38, Pete Noble 23:34, Ian Burns 25:10 (PB), Beverley Atherton-McKenna 25:39, Claire Shewbridge 25:40, Jon Tomlinson 25:44, David Wilcock 27:00, Matt Allen 27:30, Emma Hatton 29:21, Ian Kennedy 32:27, Kathryn Orrell 36:53.