SIX athletes from Warrington competed in the classic Rivington Pike fell race at Horwich on Saturday, with one of them having a fantastic result.

Less than a minute behind the winner was Warrington Athletics Club’s Liam Burthem, who was seventh in 18mins 10secs and first in the under 18s category.

His time was 84 seconds faster than last year’s under 18s winner and 3mins 30secs faster than his dad, Steve Burthem, set in 2010.

Other results:

202, Kenny Forster, Spectrum Striders, 25mins51secs; 210, Ranald MacKay, Spectrum Striders, 26mins 6secs; 329, Bryan Forth, Warrington Road Runners, 34mins 2ecs; 349, Geoff Settle, Settle Harriers, 36mins 39secs; 350, Sarah Mathews, Warrington Road Runners, 36mins 59secs.