RADCLIFFE AC's Fiona Lynch described the challenging Trigger fell race in the Peak District as "ace" after she took it on last weekend, running 24.5 miles with 4,000 feet of climbing in 5hrs 22mins.

A strong field left Marsden Cricket Club to run from Marsden to Edale needing navigational skills over Black Hill, Bleaklow, and Kinder and visiting three trig points en route.

Lynch said: "There were bogs and tussocks galore between mammoth climbs.

"This is a repeater race for me. It was ace – I loved it."

Bev McGrath joined former Radcliffe member Dawn Evans, now running for Burnden, in an ultra run on the Isle of Anglesey on Saturday.

They had planned to do the event's full 33.5 miles but facing mountains, muddy bogs, continual wind and rain, and even being chased by horses on one stretch, they were timed out at the marathon distance – a performance they can be proud of in such tough conditions.

They are both running the 50-mile Chester Ultra in March and they planned  Saturday's race as a training event. 

Michelle Hincks took part in a 10k in darkness in the Rivington Night Run on Saturday and was rewarded by beating last year's time in the event by five minutes.

Wearing a head torch over some rough terrain, including climbing and moorland, marked out by reflective signs, she clocked 1:16:12.

Elliot Boyd was happy after getting a personal best time of 51:53 in the fifth East Lancs Hospice 10k at Great Harwood, Blackburn on Sunday.

There was also success in the 5k parkruns for Radcliffe runners with Neal Emmerson coming in first at Worsley Woods with a great time of 17:26 out of 440 runners.