Black Combe Runners' Gavin Lloyd won the shorter course Duddon Valley fell race, as he made light of the awful weather at the event, which ran from the Newfield Inn at Seathwaite.

The shorter of the two races, which were partly organised by Black Combe Runners, to take place at the venue took in 9.5 miles, with the course climbing 3,000ft and had four BCRs taking part overall.

Lloyd made it a Black Combe victory by crossing the finish line first in 2:09.26, while his clubmate Nick Sebley clocked 2:22.36 for sixth overall, edging out Phil Clayton (eighth overall) by 55 seconds.

The female winner was Martha Hart of Dark Peak Fell Runners in 2:12.51 for third spot overall, while less than eight minutes later was Helm Hill Runners' Georgia Stevens for second lady in 2:20.25 and fourth overall.

Karl Fursey was one of a number of runners to get lost, having strayed off course several times and was forced to retire after failing to make a checkpoint within the closing time period.

The longer 18-mile, 6,004ft ascent race took in some and steep climbs en route as runners had to visit checkpoints on some of the lesser-known tourist hotspots, including Harter Fell, Hardknott fell, Little Stand, Swirl How, Dow Crag, White Pike and Caw.

In the men's event, the winner was Rhys Findlay-Robinson of Dark Peak Fell Runners in 2:59.15, with Tom Simpson (Ambleside AC) a long way back, but still second overall, recording 3:13.53.

The ladies' title went to Harrogate Harriers AC's Bryony Halcrow in a very speedy 3:55.59 given the conditions. Second, less than five minutes adrift was Dark Peak Fell Runners' Majka Kunicka (4:00.34)

For the BCRs, though this race was not a club champs counter, some decent times were posted in the foggy conditions, and five more members took part.

The first to finish was Matthew Allen, getting home in a good 4:01.36. John Evason also ran well and stayed inside the 4:30 barrier, clocking 4:27.11, with Will Ross a long way back, but still the third BCR, at 5:10.12. Will's wife Sue was less than a minute behind him, recording 5:11.09 and Steve Wathall (5:36.17) also stayed below six hours. Jonathan Bailey had to retire after missing a checkpoint and was one of ten runners that did not finish.