DONNA Cartwright was first woman in the Serpent 6-mile Trail Race in Bolton.

The Radcliffe Athletic Club V40 runner clocked a fine time of 40mins 27secs in very wet and windy conditions to win herself a meal for two at the Wilton Arms restaurant, where the race started from before winding through the Smithills Estate.

Cartwright was 13th overall in the 135-strong field and one of five Radcliffe members taking part in the event.

Dave McGrath was first Radcliffe runner home in 11th place, completing the six-mile course in 40:11.

He was followed by Dave Bartlett (57:27), Bev McGrath (1:02:07), and Andy Wheeler (V60, 1:03:58).

In a week of firsts for the club, Amanda Hey was the first V55 runner home in the Chesterfield Half Marathon, finishing the event in 1:50:35.

Former Navy man Ian Hopkinson travelled to Portsmouth for the Great South 10-mile Run and clocked 1:38:41, finishing only five minutes slower than his time last year despite running into a strong headwind for the final two miles.

He met up with an old ship-mate, Scott Shaw, now running for Stubbington Green runners in Hampshire.

Zena Knowles mixed it with ghouls and ghosts when she ran the Chase The Reaper 10k at Liverpool on Sunday.

Runners had the added obstacle of figures in Halloween fancy dress jumping out at them during event and joining in alongside them as a distraction. Knowles managed to make it round in one piece and finished in 57:20.

Sarah Scott battled with cargo nets, giant water slides and masses of mud in the Rough Road Runner Challenge at Ashley Hall, Altrincham.

Events from 5k to 15k were held over both days of the weekend and after volunteering for a day she received a t-shirt and a free ticket to try out any of the distances on the other day.

Scott took on the untimed 5k and got herself a medal, deciding against the longer distances as she is running the Hubble Bubble Marathon in Leeds this Sunday.