The first 2010 inter-club race began at Blackpool's Stanley Park over four miles, with Chorley AC's youngsters coming to the fore. Luke Betts was 12th, with Adam Sciacca 27th, Ryan Sciacca 39th and Ben Ramsay 92nd.

Paul Wareing (60th), David Taylor(70th) and Dave Kershaw (79th) had their usual tussle trailed by Simon Townsend (85th) in an amazing run with a hamstring strain.

Henry Minorczyk (114th) was chased home by Marco Sciacca (117th) and Jonathan Betts (123rd).

Ted Orrell (135th) won the vet70 match against John Swift (146th) and Phil McCullagh's (150th) mileage is turning profitable as took both Barry Chester (157th) and Steven Wilde (158th).

First timer Kirsty Tallon ran brilliantly for 174th place ahead of returning Michael Murray Snr (179th) and Christine Sweatman (185th).

It was wonderful to have two life members Peter Gilkes (200th) and Glynn Platt (201st) making a rare and welcome appearance.

Phil McCullagh tackled the more difficult Caldervale Country 10 which he finished 156th, behind Rob Tomkins 114th.

The Rivington Pike race attracted the most with David Taylor 68th, son Martin beating father Dave Kershaw in 86th and 87th ahead of 103rd Ian Walker and 105th Jonathan Betts all having a good races.

Saturday April 17 has the Really Wild Boar at Kirkby Stephens with the first Park Series race on Friday, April 23 in Astley Park.