RADCLIFFE AC’s John Wrigley ran a marathon with a difference when he completed Scotland’s Dramathon, clocking 3hrs 39mins 14secs while taking in several whisky distilleries along the route.

The event started from Glenfarclas Distillery to Glenfiddich Distillery along the Speyside Way but there were no wee drams during the race.

He received six miniature single malts in a goody bag at the finish along with a medal, formed from a piece of an old whisky barrel, as he finished 54th out of 377 runners.

Ian Hopkinson travelled to Portsmouth for the popular 10-mile Great South Run, clocking 1:55:23.

In heat making running hard work, he joined the thousands setting off from South Parade along Clarence Esplanade where the televised event also finished.

There was a good turnout in the South East Lancs Cross Country League event at Heaton Park and the club had sixth place in the women’s and men’s teams.

Katie Percival was 13th, Jenny Yates finished 25th and first vet-50 and Kate Holden (V40) was 34th making up the team.

Paula Abernethy (V50) was 43rd, while Caroline Mullineaux, Helen Sandiford, Victoria Glossop, Lisa Carter, Caroline Malone, Karen Doherty and Amanda Darbyshire also ran.

Among the men, Neal Emmerson was 13th, Dave McGrath 20th, Ian Warrington 54th and Chris Paxton 57th making up the team.

Also running were Craig Norman, Mark Williams, Nick Barnes, Mark Wolfenden and Chris Fletcher.

Juniors running were Lachlan Burke, Fleur Carter, Ben Darbyshire and Ryan Norman.

Vet-60 Elaine Bailey had a trip to the seaside when she ran the Yorkshire Coast 10k Road Race on Sunday.

She clocked 58:55 in the seafront race starting from Scarborough Spa.

Two members were nominated for the annual Bury Sports Awards and although they were not winners they felt proud to be nominated.

Lisa Donnelly in The Changing Lifestyle Award category said she made changes to her 'couch potato lifestyle' when at 49 she was three stone overweight with high blood pressure.

After joining Radcliffe she started to enjoy running and at 50 ran her first half marathon and is now set to train for a marathon. She said: "It’s a massive ‘thank you’ to running and Radcliffe. I feel fitter and healthier than I did at 30.”

Sarah Oxley was nominated in the Sporting Female of the Year Award after many races and cycling events and a one-mile swim. In memory of her dad, who died in 2001 aged 52, she aimed to do 1,948 miles, matching the year (1948) her dad was born and raised £800 for charity along the way.

Despite suffering a bike accident and awaiting an operation she is planning ahead.