CHORLEY Athletic and Triathlon Club sent 44 juniors to compete in the ‘Healey Nab’ Fell Race.

Youngsters aged eight to 15 years took on the testing course from the Bretherton Arms, running directly up and down ‘The Nab’, with times taken at the top and finish.

There were course records for Kian Davis and Lydia Wilcock, and age group best times for Thomas Roberts, Olivia Leigh, Jack Lamb, Bethany Reid, Adam Curley, Lauren Waddington, Hollie Quick, Robert Kellett and Martha Singleton were all achieved on the night. Former course record holder Lee Kieran, over on holiday, presented the awards at a well attended St Peters Club post race.

When rain showers cleared right on cue, running conditions became favourable for the second race in the Vernon’s 5k series at Penwortham. Three Chorley club vests were on show, with Vet50 Warren Crook finishing 13th overall in a time of 19.50, followed by Mark Bond, 27th in 21.29, and Vet60 Steven Wilde, 39th in 23.45, completing the trio.

Club coach and international race walker, John Payn achieved a seasons best at the hilly Barnard 10K in Macclesfield.

Not only battling the terrain but very windy conditions, he completed the course in 77.11, claiming first in his age group and second in the handicap beating many a younger competitor.

Alayana Ahmed represented the club at the Burnley Track and Field and won the silver medal in the 75 metres final.

Initially she won her heat and qualified for the final against a strong field with a number of clubs from Bolton, Burnley, Blackburn, Hyndburn and Blackpool.

She was the only athlete from the club participating at the event in the under-10s track and field.

Since competing for Chorley, she has won seven silvers and two bronze medals in events including 75m, 600m, Long Jump and other events.