JENNY Yates was crowned the woman’s champion at the Hollingworth Lake 5k Series in Rochdale in a week of great results for Radcliffe AC.

Held over five Wednesdays, the event proved successful for the club with Sheila Jones winning the Vet 60 title, while Caroline Malone and Sarah Oxley finished second and third respectively in the Vet 45 category.

Yates ran 25mins in the fifth and final race of the series to take her title, while Sheila Jones clocked 23:06. Malone was pleased with her personal best of 25:01 and Oxley ran 28:10.

They were joined at the final event by Paul Barrington, who ran a 22:11 personal best, Victoria Glossop, who finished in 25:48, Deborah Barrington, who achieved a PB of 25:53 and Tracy Wroe, who rounded off the series with a 29:59 PB.

Exactly a year after breaking her ankle in a fell race, Donna Cartwright was third woman and first Vet 40 at the Lakeland Trails Half Marathon at Coniston.

Clocking 1:46:00, she said: “It was a toughie with big climbs and there was torrential weather for some of the race.

"One section was like cross country but I loved it.”

Neal Emmerson continued his run of good results when he finished ninth at the inaugural Hull Festival of Running Half Marathon in 1:16:15.

Dave McGrath notched up two top-10 finishes in two fell races four days apart.

He was a superb fourth out of 68 runners at the Fo(e) Edge Fell Race in Rossendale.

In claggy conditions, he completed the 4.1-mile race with 984 feet of climbing in 35:28.

Andy Haines ran 41:11 and Lisa Carter was ninth woman in 46:57.

Then, at the 6.4-mile Edenfield Fell Race near Ramsbottom, McGrath was ninth overall and first Vet 40 in 50:05. Also taking on the course with 1,565 feet of ascent were Paul Swyers, who ran 1:03:11, while Kathryn Davies was second Vet 55 in 1:14:49.

Swyers also doubled up when he took to the hills in the Yorkshire Dales for the 6.5-mile Pen-y-ghent Fell Race which features around 1,791 feet of ascent.

Andy Haines was first home for the club in 1:06:30, followed by Swyers in 1:09:53 and Mark Wolfenden, who ran 1:30:55.

There was a great turnout from the club at the popular Terry Nortley Relays in Close Park, Radcliffe.

A total of 78 teams took part in the fun event in mixed weather on Bank Holiday Monday, including 11 from Radcliffe AC made up of juniors, seniors, family and friends.

Teams of four runners did two laps of the Terry Nortley Mile, named after the club’s former president who died in 2011.

The event is organised by Radcliffe member Vince Ashton, with help from his clubmates, in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Elsewhere, Sharon Peterkin donned fancy dress for the Summer of Love 5k Shuffle at Drinkwater Park, running 33:38.