RADCLIFFE AC’s Fiona Lynch battled the heat to finish as third woman in the 30-mile Peak Skyline and was a fine 15th overall with her time of 5hrs 48mins 42secs.

She was third woman when she ran it last year but this year was further up the field in the challenging event which takes place in the Peak District’s White Peak area, crossing gritstone and moorland and climbing 6,500 feet.

It took in Shuttlingsloe, locally known as the Matterhorn of the Peak District.

She said: "It was much hotter than last year and it made it tougher.

"I went out treating it as a training run so there was no pressure.

"I was third lady from about eight miles.”

Chris Whittaker had a good run in the York 10k on Sunday, coming home in 61st place in a huge field in 37:48.

He was one of three club members who travelled to the Viking capital to run its fast, flat, scenic course with Mark Garner (V40) clocking 44:25 and Debi Warrington (V40) getting a personal best for 10k with 1:00:49.

It was the 10th running of a very popular event on what was a hot day.

Dave McGrath had a sixth place when he ran the evening Whittle Pike Fell Race, clocking 48:43.

It was one of many top-10 places on the fells for the improving runner so far this season.

The tough, rough 4.5-mile event with 1,400 feet of climbing was on the hills above Waterfoot in Rawtenstall and Lisa Carter was the only woman from the club running, coming home third vet-45 and 10th woman in 1:16:23.

Mark Wolfenden combined hills and trails when he ran the Worsthorne Moor Trail race near Burnley on Sunday.

The vet-55 clocked 1:06:22, and Rob Lister ran the third in the Sale Sizzler series 5k and finished in 20:30.