RADCLIFFE AC had a strong turnout of 22 runners at the tough Roddlesworth Roller.

Robert Short was 19th out of a field of 324 in the undulating 9k race - the first fixture in the Central Lancashire Grand Prix which is contested by local clubs.

He clocked 37:12 on the trails and paths above Abbey Village while Alex Pullan was the fifth male junior in 41:50 and Katie Percival the fifth woman in 42:20.

Other Radcliffe runners to take part were David Rushton 43:41; Steven Fawcett 44:14; Mark Enright 46:34; junior Matthew Pullan 51:11; David Bartlett 52:54; David Schofield 54:28; Katie Davies 54:53; Alison Howarth 55:01; Louise Shield 55:04; Elaine Bailey 58:56; Andy Wheeler 1:02:16; Lucy Tetler 1:02:26; Deborah Talbot 1:03:02; Sarah Rushton 1:04:09; Tracy Wroe 1:07:02; Ian Harris fourth Vet-70 in 1:10:30; Wayne Holdenv1:11:14; Beverley Quinton 1:15:43 and Natalie Hitchen 1:16:51.

There was another strong showing for the club at the Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round fell race with seven Radcliffe runners taking on the 10.4-mile course with 1,936ft of climbing from Barley near Burnley.

Dave McGrath was 33rd out of 232 runners in 1:18:55 followed by Andy Haines in 1:29:36; Lee Turner 1:34:26; Paul Swyers 1:37:36 and John Andrew 1:42:33. Lisa Carter knocked a fantastic eight minutes off her personal best with a time of 1:45:00 and Mark Wolfenden clocked 2:06:46.

Junior Olivia Whittaker was the only Radcliffe runner at the final race in the South East Lancashire Cross Country Championship, which was rescheduled and its venue changed to Heaton Park following bad weather.

She was 21st in the under-11 girls race, a result which saw her finish 16th overall in her age group after four races. It rounded off a great season in the mud for Whittaker who recently represented Bury at the Greater Manchester Primary Schools Cross Country Championships.

Despite missing the final race, Tracy Wroe was third Vet-55 in the ladies championship, with the best three results counting.

Craig Norman knocked two minutes off his PB for fifth in 54:30 in the Jackall’s 10k trail race in Darwen, which inclded a tough climb to Darwen Tower.

Paula Abernethy and Donna Cartwright paired up for the Firefighters 2up Duathlon in Rivington. They had to stay together throughout the hilly 25-mile cycle ride, sandwiched by two four-mile trail runs, which they completed in 3:07:00.