DONNA Cartwright showed her form when she was first woman in the Serpent 6 Mile Trail Race at Bolton.
In very wet and windy conditions on Sunday the vet-40 clocked a fine 40mins 27secs winning herself a meal for two at the Wilton Arms Restaurant where the race started before going around the Smithills Estate.
Coming 13th overall she was one of five running from the club. Dave McGrath was 11th and ran 40mins 11secs, Dave Bartlett ran 57mins 27secs: Bev McGrath 1hr 02mins 07secds and vet-60 Andy Wheeler 1hr 03mins 58secs.
Former Navy man Ian Hopkinson travelled to Portsmouth for the Great South 10 Mile Run and clocked 1hr 38mins 41secs, only five minutes slower than last year despite a strong headwind for the last two miles. He met up with an old shipmate Scott Shaw, now running for Stubbington Green runners in Hampshire.
Zena Knowles mixed it with ghouls and ghosts when she ran the Chase The Reaper 10k at Liverpool on Sunday. She said it was a lot of fun with fancy dress figures jumping out at runners ands joining in running alongside racers and she finished the event in 57mins 20secs.
Sarah Scott battled with cargo nets giant water slides and masses of mud and water when she faced obstacles in the Rough Road Runner Challenge at Ashley Hall, Altrincham. Events from 5k to 15k were held over both days at weekend and after volunteering for a day she received a t-shirt and a free ticket to try out any of the distances on the other day. She took on the untimed 5k and got herself a medal, deciding against the longer distances as she is running the Hubble Bubble Marathon at Leeds on Sunday.
Amanda Hey ran the Chesterfield Half Marathon and was first vet 55 in 1hr 50mins 35secs.
In his 150th parkrun Rob Lister was first vet-50 when he ran 20mins 57secs at Highbury Fields in London and at Heaton Park Mike Kontowtt (V50) was 36th with 20mins 37secs: Peter Hunter ran 21mins 20secs: Tammy Oluyori 28mins 48secs and Iain Harris 32mins 09secs. At Bolton Mark Williams (V50) clocked 22mins 13secs: Katie Percival 22mins 53secs: Steve Lomax 24mins 02secs: Kath Davies (V50) 27mins 55secs and Lucy Dewhurst 38mins.