RADCLIFFE Athletic Club's women's squad took the team prize in the midweek Holcombe 2 Towers Fell race.

A 12-strong group from the club competed on the tough four-mile course around the local moors that included 1,312 feet of climbing.

Katie Percival was first Radcliffe woman home and fourth senior woman overall in 50mins 25secs, while Kate Holden (V40) clocked 59:39 and Susanne Andrew (V40) finished in 1:06:31.

Dave McGrath was first Radcliffe man to finish, claiming 10th overall in 37:09. John Wrigley (25th – 42:53) and Lee Turner (V40 – 47:49) were best of the rest, leading home nine Radcliffe men.

Peter McNulty completed the 33-mile Cumbria Traverse Challenge in the Lake District on Friday in 15 hours, along with Ian Charters, from Bowland Fell Runners.

They experienced challenging conditions in the high-level traverse of 21 peaks, climbing 11,500 feet, starting from Broughton Mills, Dunnerdale and finishing in Keswick.

Vince Ashton completed a double at the weekend, running the Lancaster 5k on Saturday and the Marple Carnival 10k the following day, when he clocked 58:02.

Kate Holden and Sarah Turner ran the Pilling 10k near Lancaster with Turner clocking 49:00 to finish first vet-45, while Holden ran 49:36 to claim the vet-40 prize. 

Chris Fletcher clocked 52:23 in the Flash in the Park 10k at Pennington Flash Country Park.

Beverley McGrath ran with a friend from Burnden Road Runners in a Trailblaster six-hour challenge in Townley Park, Burnley.

They were first mixed pair, having notched up 33 miles within the six hours.

Paula Abernethy ran the Freckleton Half Marathon at Preston clocking 1:52:52 to finish as third vet-50 and 21st woman overall.

Runners can experience a slice of fell running history on Wednesday evening by taking part in the Tor Mile Fell Race, one of the oldest in the country, first run in 1911.

Radcliffe chairman Chris Paxton, who lives near to the event in Helmshore, has stepped in as organiser to secure the future of the race after its popularity had waned. 

Radcliffe members will help marshal the short sharp run up and down Musberry Tor and will also be running the event as a club championship race.

The junior race starts at 6 30pm and seniors will run at 7.30pm. Headquarters is the Robin Hood pub in Helmshore.