Abbey Village hosted the 22nd Roddlesworth Roller multi-terrain Race and two mile Daffodil Doddle race.

For once there were no customary blizzards or icy conditions and both races took place under calm skies, but with an easterly biting wind.

The Roddlesworth Roller, six miles of multi-terrain race for seniors, saw Horwich dominate the team event were their veterans completely outshone their junior counterparts coming 2nd, 3rd,4th and 5th.

It was a mere youngster Alistair Russell of Kendal AC who outpaced his seniors to win in 31 mins 59 secs, but it was the Horwich team who dominated throughout.

Local Chorley interest saw Phil Iddon, Chorley Harriers lead his club home in 36:50 and Paul Wareing vet 45, lead the Chorley AC team home in 39:33.

Not surprisingly Horwich won the team event with Penny Lane Striders second, and Chorley Harriers third.

In the hotly contested Daffodil Doddle multi terrain race, Ribble Valley's Reece Clark edged ahead of the Chorley AC contingent to claim first prize in 10 mins 21 secs followed closely by brothers Ryan and Adam Sciacca , Chorley AC finishing in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Chorley Athletic Club dominated the race to secure first team finishing on 9 points with the Sciacca brothers closely followed by team mate Fergus Tallon to secure the coveted title.

The organisers, Abbey Village Parents Association would like to thank all volunteers and sponsors who helped with the races.