LISA Carter did not let sub-zero temperatures stop her from setting a red-hot personal-best time in the 19-mile Wadsworth Trog fell race.

She was one of three Radcliffe AC runners who took on the challenging course on moorland above Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

She clocked 4hrs 40mins 30secs to knock a massive 30 minutes off her PB for the classic winter fell race, which has 3,650 feet of climbing.

Known for its great views, she described Saturday’s race as “fab, but freezing cold”.

With snow underfoot, Fiona Lynch was fourth vet-40 in 3:53:59 with Ian Warrington a further second behind.

On the same day, Carter’s daughter, and Radcliffe AC junior, Fleur, also contended with freezing temperatures when she ran for the Year 6 Bury team in the Greater Manchester Schools' Cross Country Championships at Heaton Park.

And on Sunday, Andy Haines faced knee-deep snow, strong winds and white-outs in the Kong Mini Mountain Marathon in North Wales.

He had four hours to navigate to as many control points as possible in the mountains of the Glyderau and Carnnedau range.

Haines finished a fine 52nd out of 151 competitors with 280 points and said: “Conditions were difficult. It was a true test of mountain craft and navigation.”

Six members kept warm by taking on Sunday's Blackburn Winter Warmer 10k.

On a tough, undulating course, Dave Rushton was first home for the club in 47:36 while Sheila Jones was second vet-60 in 50:44.

Kathryn Davies ran 54:36, Craig Ward 57:09, Karen Doherty 1:02:42, Sarah Rushton 1:03:10 and Christine Berry 1:14:46.

Michelle Hincks and Sarah Oxley travelled to Southport for the Mad Dog 10k, clocking 53:14 and 1:00:25, respectively.

On a weekend when many parkruns were cancelled because of ice, five Radcliffe members braved the cold at the Heaton Park event.

Jones got her great weekend of running off to a flying start by finishing first vet-60 in 22:36.

Also running were Nick Barnes (24:59), Peter Hunter (27:03), Mark Garner (23:15) and Elaine Bailey (31:28).

Vince Ashton was pleased with his time of 29:38 at Temple Newsam parkrun in Leeds, his first run in three weeks.

It was the first weekend of racing for members since the death of club stalwart and much-loved local runner Jim Rhodes, aged 78.