RADCLIFFE AC’s Lisa Carter and Fiona Lynch took on tough terrain in the two-day Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon.

They were the fourth woman vets team in the event’s Carrock race, completing approximately 61 miles and 11,150 feet of climbing in 16hrs 20mins 24secs.

The event in the Howgill Fells was only open to people with good mountain navigation experience and the pair had to carry food, equipment and emergency supplies, and camp overnight.

The Radcliffe duo were 47th overall and Lynch described the race as “very sociable and tough”.

Carter added: “The first day was pretty hot and the Howgills are brutal on your feet.

"We had an overnight wild camp somewhere – the maps aren’t labelled fully to add to the navigational challenge – and the second day was cooler.”

On the road, Chris Whittaker was 34th out of thousands of runners at a sweltering Leeds 10k on Sunday, finishing in 36:07.

On the same day, there were five Radcliffe runners among the 1,400-strong field at the City of Manchester 10k which started and finished at the Etihad Campus.

In warm weather, Peter Cook ran 49:13 while his wife Kirsten was second Vet-55 in 52:19. Deborah Barrington clocked 53:11 while Katie Davies and Tracy Wroe achieved personal bests of 59:31 and 1:00:57 respectively.

Three runners also faced searing temperatures at Saturday’s flat and fast Lostock Hall Carnival 5k near Preston.

Lee Cooper finished 44th out of 223 competitors in 21:42, followed by Karen Doherty (28:13) and Christine Berry (36:21).

Earlier in the week, Cooper completed his first open-water triathlon when he headed to Carnforth in Lancashire.

In the midweek Capernwray Sprint Triathlon, he completed a 500m swim at Capernwray Quarry, a 20k cycle ride and a 5k run in 1:20:10, finishing 67th out of 118 competitors.

Seven took on 669 feet of climbing at Lumbutts in Todmorden at the midweek Stoodley Pike Fell Race.

Andy Haines was first home for the club over the 3.1-mile race in 25:30.

The race is part of the Run The Moors Fell Grand Prix, a series of 12 events in which the club competes.

Other results: Paul Swyers 26:10, Lee Turner 27:13, John Wrigley 27:25, Mark Wolfenden 32:00, Lisa Carter 32:06, Kathryn Davies 33:04.

Turner and Davies were back in action on the hills two days later at the Don Ashton Memorial Fell Race at Tockholes, Darwen.

On the 5.8-mile course, with 1,099 feet of ascent, they ran 50:22 and 59:53 respectively.

Swyers also doubled up at Sunday’s Heptonstall Festival Fell Race in West Yorkshire, running the 5.9-mile course with 1,627 feet of climbing in 1:13:35.

Sheila Jones notched up her 400th parkrun, just a week after she was named Heaton parkrun’s runner of the decade.

She travelled further afield for her amazing milestone, clocking 23:03 at Warsaw in Poland to finish second woman overall and first Vet-60.