A large contingent of Radcliffe AC members took part in the annual Remembrance Sunday Windmill 10k.

Conditions were cold, windy and rainy for the popular event which started and finished close to the windmill in Lytham St Annes.

A two-minute silence was held before the race, the penultimate event of the club’s road and trail championship, and runners then set off along the breezy seafront.

Mark Williams led home the Radcliffe runners in 43mins 27secs, followed by Mark Taylor (44:00), Mark Garner (44:05), Mia Derbyshire (45:30), Adam Wills (45:51), Charlene Leyden (49:00) and Dominic Parry (49:02). Sheila Jones won the VW65 age group in 49:11.

Other results: Karen Doherty 54:01, Charlotte Holden 56:20, Kath Davies 56:34, Emma Wolstencroft 57:30, Alison Howarth 58:05, Elaine Bailey 58:36, Stephen Crowe 59:48, Lucy Tetler 59:59, Tracy Wroe 1:02:39, Helen Kay 1:05:26, Kevin Dewhurst 1:07:26, Sara Parry 1:15:44, Zoe Dewhurst 1:20:42.

There were lots of ups and downs - and that wasn’t just the rollercoasters - when a theme park was the destination for two RAC athletes.

Simon Foulkes and Ian Swan ran together in wet conditions at the very hilly Alton Towers Half Marathon, finishing in 1:38:01 and 1:38:10, respectively.

Meanwhile, Katherine Biddle was also in action over a longer distance, completing the picturesque Swinsty and Fewston 20-mile trail race in the Yorkshire Dales in 3:32:21.

A trio of Radcliffe runners enjoyed bright conditions at Wythenshawe Park on Saturday for the second fixture in the Manchester Area Cross Country League. Mia Derbyshire completed the flat, but muddy, 7.6k course in 42:06. Karen Doherty ran 47:17 and Louise Shield clocked 56:20.

At parkrun, junior Robbie Parkinson led home the club’s contingent at Heaton Park in 21:53. Also running were Mark Taylor (22:21), Sheila Jones (first WV65 23:32), Dominic Parry (24:17), Katherine Biddle (28:12), Lucie Tighe (29:09), Sheila McNulty (first WV75 33:30), junior Skyler Parry (37:09) and Sara Parry (39:23).

Kath Davies was first WV60 in 30:29 at Clarence Parkrun.

Results elsewhere: Croxteth Hall - Helen Kay 31:17, Bev Quinton 40:49; Worsley Woods - Neil Greenhalgh 32:14, Oliver Swan (junior) 32:13, Ian Swan 32:14, Tracy Wroe 33:44; Wythenshawe - Stephen Crowe 30:33.