Veteran Chorley athlete Lynne Clough took the honours at the Pen y Ghent fell race in the Yorkshire Dales.

Clough was first the female over the line in the tough 9.5km race, which features a climb of 564 metres, in a time of 40 minutes 59 seconds.

She lead home the rest of the Chorley Athletics Club contingent in Gary Platt (51st), Graham Schofield (127th) and John Minton (136th).

Club chairman Daryl Peter praised all the runners for their excellent times on such a tough course.

Elsewhere, Nicki Rushton battled the heat in the Coniston Triathlon, which featured a 1,500m swim, a 43km bike ride and a 9.25km run, to win the vets race in a time of two hours 45 minutes. Teammate Joe Duckworth suffered the misfortune of having a puncture during the bike ride.

It capped a successful week for Rushton, who produced the run of a lifetime to secure third place at Knowl Hill fell race.

In the Lancashire Track and Field Championships, a number of Chorley athletes achieved personal bests as the team put in a strong performance.

Under-15 Ben Evans won one silver and one bronze medal in the shot put and discus, under-13 Ben Hughes took bronze in the 75m hurdles and high jump and Adam Sciacca won bronze in a closely fought under-20 1,500m race.

The second Astley Trail race around the picturesque Astley Park in Chorley saw George Pier, of Clayton-le-Moors Harriers, and Alex Proctor of Oldham and Royton, take the wins in the two races.

Chorley AC’s outstanding performer was Byron Baker, who took third in the boys race, while the club took second in the teams race in the boys and girls race and in the men's and women's race.