FIVE of Pickering Running Club members gave good accounts of themselves at the Mulgrave 10k.

A rare opportunity to run through the private Mulgrave estate close to Sandsend beach, the off-road race - held on August 8 - features nearly 900 feet of elevation on woodland trails, with stunning views of the coast and Whitby Abbey.

Lynn Humpleby was first back for PRC in 56 minutes and eight seconds, closely followed by Karen Farmer-Scott in 57:24.

Not far behind, Serena Partridge finished in 60:47 and Mike Punchard, enjoying the downhill sections, crossed the line 68:16 seconds, with Pam Garnett notching 74:04.

The following weekend, Alison Hyde competed in the SeeYorkRunYork Elvington Flyer, a flat, fast and furious out-and-back race on Elvington Airfield.

Hyde flew around the course, finishing 26th overall and second in category, completing the five miles in a very impressive 37:06.

Meanwhile, five PRC runners tackled the Bassenthwaite triathlon. Not for the faint-hearted, this race involves a cold swim in Bassenthwaite Lake followed by cycling and running in the surrounding hills.

Steve Hampshire and Tess Roebuck opted for the Olympic standard of a 1,500m swim, 40km cycle and 10km run. Hampshire crossed the finish line in three hours and six minutes. Roebuck finished in fine form in 3.20.

Sally Brown, Shirley Tyrrell and Maggie Barraclough competed in the sprint triathlon - 750m swimming, 25km bike ride and 6km run. Brown was first home for PRC, crossing in 2.18 and was pleased to knock five minutes off her personal best. This placed her fourth in category.

Tyrrell, also improving on her previous time, was not far behind in 2.22.

Barraclough, despite facing the setback of her pedal coming off her bike, did very well to finish in 2.52.

Many PRC members also enjoy cycling either as an aid to recovery or for its own sake.

Two such runners took part in the Yorkshire Lass Sportive to raise money for Women v Cancer, Debbie Sadler and Amanda Welburn-Smith completing the 60-mile course around Bedale.

With more than 2,500 feet of ascent, this was a tough challenge and they were very appreciative of the cakes at the well-stocked feed stations and the encouraging support.