ANDREW Ramshead was a double winner in the second round of the Pendle Forest Orienteering Spring Series.

For the Northern County Primary School pupil won both the White Course and Yellow Course events at Thompson Park in Burnley to make an early push for the overall title.

Andrew won the 1km White Course -- which included seven controls where competitors had to 'clip in' -- and the slightly longer Yellow Course, which included 10 control points.

The White Course, mainly for beginners, attracted a field of 15 youngsters of Primary School age.

And Andrew made light work of the small course to finish in 7 minutes 52 seconds.

Helen Wallis of Pendle Forest Orienteering Club was second in 9.55 with Elliott, also of Bacup school Northern County, was third in 11.10.

The Yellow Course was set in another area of Thompson Park so Andrew had no advantage going in to the second event of the day.

But yet again, Andrew proved to be too quick for the 15 other competitors in the field, completing the course in 11.43.

Sam Drinkwater of Pendle Forest Orienteering Club was second in 12.00 while club-mate David Wallis was third in 12.46.

The Score Event was open to more experienced orienteers and attracted 13 adults and older children.

The event included 20 controls which competitors could reach in any order but had a maximum of 30 minutes to complete the course. And in was a real family affair Chris Roberts and daughter Becca taking the top two places. Chris, a M45 runner for South Ribble Orienteering Club, completed the course, visiting all 20 controls, in 18.25.

Becca, also of SROC, competing in the W16 class, was second in 20.50.

And Shane Drinkwater of Pendle Forest Orienteering Club, a M35, was third in 23.45.

The next event in the five race series takes place at Alkinscoats Park, Colne on Saturday, May 3 followed by Towneley Park, Burnley on Saturday, May 17. The series concludes at Wycollar Country Park, Trawden on Saturday, June 7.