DESPITE an icy wind, nearly 200 runners ran in the 25th Roddlesworth Roller and Daffodil Doddle multi-terrain races.

The 9.1km hilly senior race was won by Bolton’s Anthony Valentine in 33.40, but Vet40 Mike Chalfont and Rob Jackson made him work hard for his victory. Horwich's team just pipped Chorley’s strong team of Mike Chalfont, Julian Goudge and Andrew Clough to win the Male and Male Vets team prizes.

First female back was Horwich’s Lindsey Brindle in time of 39.07 and 12th place overall.

F50 Phillippa Walsh had a great run in 26th overall, and a strong second lady position.

However, the ladies team prize was taken by Chorley's ‘golden girls’ Nicola Raby, Nicki Rushton and Nicola Ingram, with Red Rose Runners and Preston Harriers tied for second place. The two-mile Daffodil Doddle junior race was won by Harry Paige (Ribble Valley AC) in a time 10.13, and clubmate Lucy Lennon was first girl back and ninth overall. Byron Baker was first home for Chorley, closely followed by Jack Wilson and Ben Hughes. Not far behind was Evie Barclay who was first girl back for Chorley. Blackburn Harriers took the Club prize, Canon Slade took the Secondary School Prize and Chorley St Mary’s team won the Primary School prize.

First back for Abbey Village CP School were John Rawlinson and Caitlin Molloy.