THE latest event in the Fylde coast athletics calendar was greeted by perfect conditions and attracted 450 entrants.
The Lytham Windmill 10K race, starting and finishing outside Lowther Pavilion, takes in Fairhaven Lake, as well as the iconic windmill.
Tony Valentine (Bolton United Harriers) led from the off, and was more than two minutes clear of the field by the halfway mark.
Valentine kept up his relentless pace for a convincing win in an excellent time of 33mins, 13secs.
Clubmate Andrew Parker was his closest pursuer in 35.35, 15 seconds ahead of St Helens’ Matt Cullen.
The performance of the day, however, came from local super veteran and former international Sue Samme.
The Lytham St Annes Road Runner won the ladies’ race even more convincingly than Valentine did the men’s, recording a season’s best 37.37 to finish almost four minutes clear of second-placed Helen Booth of Lancaster & Morecambe.
Wesham’s Helen Lawrenson was third in 41.58, while Wesham Road Runners took the ladies’ team prize and LSA the men’s crown.