LOSTOCK AC enjoyed a successful weekend in the Lake District as Andrew Morley achieved a personal best at the Montane Lakeland 100, and 11 green vests headed to the Kentmere Horseshoe classic fell race.

Starting and finishing in Coniston, the Montane Lakeland 100 circumnavigates the Lake District anticlockwise taking in Wasedale, Buttermere, Blencathra, Kentmere and Ambleside, avoiding the well-known peaks and instead winding its way through lesser-known valleys and fells.

The 100-mile route takes in 22,493 feet of climbing and runners have a maximum of 40 hours to complete it.

Running through the night and without sleep, Morley finished in a personal-best time of 28hrs 30mins.

Heading to the village of Kentmere, 11 Lostockers completed the 12-mile, 3,300 feet of ascent of the Kentmere Horseshoe – one of the classic Lakeland fell races.

Fresh from his successful Joss Naylor Challenge, Albert Sunter was the first green vest home in 2:16:41, followed by new member Dave Colgan in 2:22:06. Josie Greenhalgh was the first Lostock woman home in a time of 2:27:29 and was fourth in her age group, followed by Abigail Sunter (2:44:30).

Rachel Hancock and Andy Ginty, in their first Lakeland classic, notched times of 2:51:06 and 2:52:03 respectively.

Michele Sunter made it a family affair in 3:00:10, with Kerry Varden and Mike Ernill finishing in times of 3:10:55 and 3:10:57, and Jocelyn Chadderton putting in a spirited run to finish in 3:34:59.

In parkrun, Andy Laycock (26:10) and David Wilcock (26:38) ran at Bolton, while at Haigh Woodland, Alistair Cairns clocked 23:02 and Kathryn Orrell finished in 32:42.