Five Chorley athletes took part in arguably Lancashire’s hardest fell race, The Tour of Pendle 16.8mile and 4,800ft of climbing.

Julian Goudge had an outstanding run finishing 21st, Darren Fishwick 59th, Lynne Clough 79th, Paul Jackson 262nd, and Glyn Denver 338th.

Afterwards on Saturday evening Darren attended the annual F.R.A presentation, held at Disley, Stockport.

He proudly picked up an award for most improved fell runner in the Lakeland classics.

It was wonderful that Chorley receives the recognition among the fell running big gun clubs such as Dark Peak and Borrowdale, who between them won most of the awards.

Every year the club has been invited to participate in the Chorley Lions Swimathon, an event to raise funds for local good causes.

The categories are: U12s, 12-16yrs, 17-plus, contact Mike Mason (

The event takes place on February 9 at All Seasons, Chorley.

A first aid course is being arranged for coaches,volunteers and all interested members on Saturday, December 22.

The club is funding the training and there are a few places left.

Contact Terry Dickenson by email: