CHORLEY ladies were out in force in the first ‘Race For Life’ half and full marathons held in Lee Valley, just outside London, and in doing so raised well over £1,000 (with donations still coming in), all in aid of Cancer Research.

The full marathon included Laura Murphy, Rachael Gibson, Lara Dickinson, Vicky Burton,Vicky Davison and Lisa Johnston.

Elsewhere, the 11th event of Chorley’s own ‘Grand Prix’ Series saw twelve athletes take part in the Rivington ‘Trail’ Half Marathon – a tough but scenic race with various standards of trails, stairs and mud.

The sun did threaten to materialise but never did – either way it was ideal conditions.