Kendal Athletics Club's enduring success continued at a regional cross country event.

The club took top positions across the age groups at the first of six Mid-Lancashire Cross Country League meetings held at Hyndburn.

In the under 11 category, hot prospect Fraser Sproul lead the way from start to finish to claim victory while twin brothers James and Harry Bowen finished fourth and seventh respectively to ensure the boys team came first overall.

In the girls under 13 race Melissa Sproul clinched third place finishing just 19 seconds behind the leader.

Samantha Bland came second in the under 15 girls race with only seven seconds separating her and the leader.

In the under 15 boys race Luke Bowen, brother of under 11 winners Harry and James, proved that success can run in the family by taking a strong ninth place.

For the adult ladies team Rebecca Robinson made a dramatic return to action by finishing almost two full minutes ahead of the rest of the field.

She was ably supported by Maread Rocke (14th) and Martina Pyne (51st) and Kendal AC secured third place overall.

More than 200 men took part in the final race of the day and Steve Potter led the Kendal team home in 48th place followed by John Jones and Mark Mason in 157th and 158th place respectively.

Dianne Priestley, spokesperson for Kendal AC, said: "I'm very happy with the results. It was a tough course with a lot of mud and tree roots. You have to be quick thinking. It bodes well for the future. We are a club that likes to do all the major events and we are looking forward to the national events early next year."