Hundreds of runners hit the streets of Hyndburn to take part in the 29th annual road race.
Organisers said they had their ‘best entry’ numbers in six years with 337 runners taking part on the day.
Ben Fish, of the Blackburn Harriers, was the overall winner coming in at a time of 32 minutes and 52 seconds.
Jonny McCann, of the Clayton-le-Moors Harriers, came third at 34 minutes 47 seconds with rellow club member Phil Hall coming 15th.
Claire Vincent, also from the Clayton group, was the second fastest woman at 42 minutes 49 seconds and former Accrington runner Suzanne Bailey came third.
Ian Tomlinson, race director, said the race conditions were ‘generally fine’ on the day apart from a headwind.
He said: “Entrants came from as far afield as Aberdeen, Hyde Park and Tring.
“Most of the local running clubs were represented but the gold star for mass representation went to Burnden Road Runners with a massive turnout of 53 runners.
“After the race we had many positive comments, particularly with regards to the enthusiasm of our marshals, all of whom are members of Accrington Road Runners.
“Our hosts at Accrington Cricket Club had a busy morning feeding the runners and our thanks, once again, go to Rod Kenyon and his team.”
A donation from the race proceeds will be given to East Lancashire Hospice in the coming weeks.