SOUTH Lakeland runners turned in some wonderful winning performances in the sixth Mid Lancashire cross country league fixture of the season at Cuerden Valley Park, near Preston, on Saturday.

Kendal's Kate Collin proved unbeatable yet again in the U11 girls' race as she stormed home in 5-56 with nine seconds to spare over Barlick's Lucille Pickles.

Leven Valley's Will McNally (5-32) showed the U11 boys a clean pair of heels to win ahead of the Blackburn pairing of Samuel Aspey and Matthew Smith, who both posted 5-40.

And Kendal's Sarah Smith (10-06) was triumphant in the U13 girls' race, making the most of a fast downhill section to pull away from Clayton's Helena White. Leven Valley's Georgia Bell (10-29) placed third and Kendal's Sophie Cowin (10-43) was fourth.

In the U13 boys' race Kendal's Jack Barker (13-00) and Louis Bigland (13-02) were second and third as they followed Trawden's William Walker over the line.

Leven Valley's Olesia Winder (13-17) battled hard in the U15 girls' race but was unable to catch Southport Waterloo's Olivia Logan who won in 13-03. James (13-11) and Harry Bowen (13-27) were ninth and tenth in the boys' U15 event which was won by Lancaster & Morecambe's Rhys Ashton (12-06).

Kendal's Jacob Smith (19-31) turned in a strong performance to finish third in the U17 men's race behind the Blackburn pairing of Matthew Ramsden (18-49) and Sam Hodkinson (19-18).

Helm Hill's Emma Johnston (22-48) was mixing it up at the front end of the senior women's race as she placed third. Kendal's Lucy Varney (24-18) was tenth overall and fourth V45. Dianne Priestley was first V65 and has now claimed maximum points throughout the series giving her an overall win.

The best placed South Lakeland runners in the senior men's race were Kendal's Tom Hartley (37-06) who was ninth and followed over the line by Sedbergh School's Ben VanDijk (37-13). The race was won by Blackburn's Jack Hindle (34-35).

The eighth Kendal Winter League race of the season over Cunswick, Kendal, on Sunday was won by Charlie Ing (27-53) ahead of Lancaster's Matthew Knowles (28-22) and Ambleside's Jon Rylance (28-40). Helm Hill's Kelli Roberts (32-25) was first lady with the unattached Celia Powell (35-09) in second.