RADCLIFFE Athletic Club's women are proving they are hot stuff when it comes to ultra running.

Fiona Lynch was the second woman home after blazed a trail through the 135-mile Ring O' Fire race in North Wales, while Sinead Hayes was third in the 85-mile Buff Joust 24-Hour Race in Worcester.

Vet-40 Lynch was 10th overall having worked herself through the field during the three consecutive days of the epic event, which covers the whole of the Coastal Path on Anglesey.

Billed as one of the most challenging ultra marathons in the British Isles, with 13,000 feet of climbing, it was what she had been working towards all year. Split into the three days, runners stayed in a village hall overnight ready to set off the next day, with 66 miles being the longest covered in one day.  Overall it took her 29hrs 01min 05secs.

Family, friends and clubmates were able to follow her progress on tracker as she moved through the field.

On day one she was 19th overall, day two 12th and then 10th at the finish.

The Buff Joust 24-Hour Race was Hayes' sixth ultra event of the year raising money for charity.

It is a medieval-themed off-road event at Holt Castle in which runners have to do as many laps of a 4.95-mile loop as they can in 24 hours.

She ran 17 laps in 21 hours, a total of 85 miles, which put her third among the women and 10th overall.

Hayes has raised £1,500 for the Good Life Orphanage, a Kenyan-based but UK funded charity of which her parents are the founders.

A total of 11 Radcliffe runner competed in the classic Lakeland Grisedale Fell Race on Saturday.

Neal Emmerson was first home for the club in the event, which covers 10 miles and climbs 5,000 feet, finishing in 2:23:34.

Kris Lee clocked 4:04:00 but stopped to help another runner with a knee injury and they ran to the finish together.

Other finishers: Benn Heywood 2:55:10, Dave Rushton 3:02:17, Chris Paxton 3:04:41, Ian Warrington 3:08:55, Mauro Rotondi 3:08:00, Paul Swyers 3:14:52, Katie Percival 3:21:30, Lisa Carter 3:41:16, Kate Holden 3:44:29.

On Sunday, in the Salford 10k, Mike Kontowtt (V50) was first finisher for the club in 41:24.

Other finishers: Michael Gilmore (V40) 44:43, Amanda Hey (fourth V55) 49:52, Sheila Jones (third V60) 50:20, Kirsten Cook (V55) 53:39, Kath Davies (V50) 55:16, Ian Hopkinson 57:38, Iain Harris (V65) 1:02:02, Jenny Entwistle 1:07:06.

Ken Smith stepped up his preparations for next month's Kielder Marathon by taking part on the South Cheshire 20 on Sunday, finishing in 3:02:59.

Chris Fletcher clocked 47:42 in the popular Wigan 10k on Sunday, while Wayne Holden knocked more than an hour off his time at last year's race after coming home in 58:49.

In the midweek five-mile Royal Rumble Fell Race at Tockholes, Darwen, which has 958 feet of climbing, vet-50 Mark Wolfenden ran 48:04, followed by Michelle Hincks in 58:43.

Caption: Sinead Hayes success in the 24 hr race