THERE were category wins for Burnden's ladies at the Calder Vale 10-miler as a host of members achieved good results.

Gwen Kinloch was Burnden’s first female home, crossing the finishing line as a V55 category winner in a time of 1hr 12mins 37secs.

Lyndsay Darbyshire won the V50 category in a time of 1:16:45, while Anne Ferguson was first V60 with a time of 1:17:10.

Mumtaz Patel finished second place in the female V45 with an impressive time of 1:19:37.

First home for Burnden was Richard Pollitt in a time of 1:10:23 and there were category wins for Ed Ashton (V55), coming in after Pollitt in a time of !:10:51.

Andy Dunleavy followed Ashton in 1:11:02, registering second place in the V60 category and Mel Walker continued his form, finishing first V75 in a time of 1:27:43.

Other results: Andy Duffy (1:13:11), Adrian Ashburn (1:17:31), Steven Bate (1:18:43), Don Nichol (1:22:02), Elaine Roper (1:27:23), Gayle Gerrard (1:27:35), Lawrence McDonald (1:31:46), Andy Warburton (1:32:30), Nadia Raza (1:32:55), Phill Glassbrook (1:37:53), Louise Wall (1:39:38), Diane Wylie (1:45:52), Fiona Ashton (1:53:21), Shirley Robinson (2:10:15), Jen Forkin (2:10:15), Nicola Hardy (2:13:00).

Kirsty White and Sarah Woodiwiss led home the eight Burnden Road Runners at this year's Manvers Dusk till Dawn event in Wath upon Dearne.

White completed 16 laps and Woodiwiss 13, in the allocated time of 12 hours over a 5k course in what can only be described as unfavourably wet overnight conditions.

Victoria Hamer and Sarah Watton also turned in great performances and both ran life-distance bests in completing eight laps each.

Other members taking part included Lee White (nine laps), Jonathan Sangster (seven laps), and Paul and Brenda Sedgwick (both four laps).

Potential new member, Eddy Cooke, who has been training with BRR recently, showed his potential by completing seven laps.

Mark Jackson completed his 17th marathon and recorded 4:06:00 in the Scorcher Marathon – a great effort on his road marathon debut.

Gillian McGowan completed the five-mile event in a time of 1:50:28

Shay Walker marked his return to fitness by leading home the crowds at Run Through Heaton Park 5k in a solid time of 18:38.

Off-road events included the Horseshoe fell race in Kentmere, which involved 12.5 miles and 3,300 feet of ascent.

Three members tackled the course with Andy Staveley first home in 2:03:02, while Pete Hopley finished in 2:25:25 and Keith Thomas was third V60 in a time of 2:26:56.

David Morrison was the sole representative for Burnden at the Turnslack Fell race at Littleborough, a tough course over eight miles, finishing in 1:57:41.

Midweek races also brought success in various categories for members.

Mel Walker was first V75 in the Sale Sizzler 5k race, recording a creditable time of 26:38.

In the Horrocks Hill series, there were category wins for Andy Staveley (first V55 in 40:25) and Anne Ferguson (first V60 in 46:49).

Other results: Keith Thomas (second V60 43:38), Steve Bate (49:06), Shirley Staveley (second V55 in 51:09), Mark Butler (58:23).