FOUR Radcliffe AC women faced a windy seaside promenade when they competed in the Lytham St Annes 10 Mile Run on Sunday.

On a flat, straight course along the promenade and then around a seaside lake with a field of 364 competitors, Jenny Yates was first in for the club with a personal-best time for the distance, making her 16th woman and second woman vet 50 in 1hr 16mins 58secs.

Helen Andrew was 19th woman and sixth woman vet 40 in 1:18:37, Caroline Mullineaux (V40), back to racing after illness, clocked 1:30:05 and Bev McGrath (V50) finished in 1:41:15.

Appropriately, Peter Hunter ran the Hunter's 10k in 44:14 – the event starting from the Hunter's pub in Preston.

Three of the club's juniors got a taste of competition on the big stage when they took part in the Greater Manchester Sports Hall Championships at the SportCity indoor arena last weekend.

Fleur Carter, Niamh and Ewan Warr competed in speed bounce, sprints and the standing long jump among other events.

It was the first competition of its type the juniors had experienced since the section was formed.

The club already has 170 entries for its popular Terry Nortley 10 Mile Multi-Terrain Race on February 25.

After the great response to the club's half marathon it has been decided to up the entry limit for the 10-mile race to 500.

The course takes in the local nature trail and part of Philips Park for the race named after the club's former coach who died in 2011.

The race headquarters will be at Cams Lane Primary School, Radcliffe, and the start at 11am is five minutes away in Sion Street.

Details of the event can be found on the club's website