DESPITE glorious weather locally, a team of City of Salisbury Athletic and Running Club trail runners faced heavy rain as they tackled the Montane Lakeland 50 last Saturday, writes DI CROSS.

Starting at the Dalemain Estate at the northern end of Ullswater, the route wove through 50-miles of Lake District scenery before descending to the finish in Coniston.

The club’s first finisher was Reece Ingram. who completed the course in an impressive 9:48:26 to take 39th place.

He was followed by Stuart Holloway, Ruth Thom and Phil Smith, who finished together in 13:38:05, and Mark Glanville in 13:47:25.

Several club members headed to Myncen Farm near Blandford Forum for White Star Running’s Cider Frolic and Piggy Plod. On the Saturday, Charlotte Boardman completed seven 6km laps (marathon distance) of the Cider Frolic in 5:01:55.

On Sunday, eight of the club's junior stars tackled the 2.5km Junior Piggy Plod, Guy Mitchell winning in 17:51 with Isaac Routledge coming second in 18:04. Neve Cousins was the first girl to cross the line second girl in 21:34 and seventh overall.

Meanwhile, Grace Cousins, Steven Mitchell and Charlotte Routledge completed the 10k adult Piggy Plod.

John Roberts took a late decision to tackle the hilly Bath Long Half Marathon (16 miles), while nearer to home Suzanne Rawle celebrated completing her 50th parkrun, at Salisbury.

In track and field, Ellie Yarwood took part in the Youth Development League events for the first time, finishing with a hat-trick of third placings: in the hammer with a throw of 18.94, the 80m hurdles in 18:7sec and the triple jump with 8m 72cm.