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Christian Holmes shows the way home
Christian Holmes defended his title in a tightly-fought battle with Tim Black in Alice’s Run at Mytholmroyd.
The Wharfedale Harrier won in 36min 42sec, with Black (Calder Valley) a few yards behind, in the 10K trail race to Hebden Bridge which has a section suited to fell runners in the second half.
Sarah Aylmer of Stockport won the women’s race. She clocked 47:29 in a field of over 200 runners and some walkers from as far afield as Northampton and Liverpool.
Also, 16 children completed the one-kilometre fun run and all received a medal.
Philippa Cartwright, fundraising events manager at the charity, said: “We are so pleased with the continuing success of Alice’s Run.
“There was a great turnout which really helped to make it a great day and a brilliant tribute to Alice.”
Participants in this event from last year have had an extended deadline of September 15 to enter the 2013 event at half price. They have received a discount code from the council for their online entry (bradfordcityruns.co.uk).
The course starts and finishes at City Park and this year offers runners 5K, 10K and half-marathon options.
* Andrea Dennison of Bingley won the over-50s prize in the Blackpool Half-Marathon in a time of 92:29 (chip time).
She finished fourth lady among over 400 runners, with Andrea Sterling (Keighley & Craven) next women’s finisher and first female over-40 in 96:27.
* The full results from the Leeds Country Way Relay show, as well as three leg victories from Airedale Athletics runners, several excellent performances by the four teams from Baildon Runners and Saltaire Striders.
In particular, Jack Verity and Tim Bellwood ran the eighth-fastest time on leg three to help the Saltaire men’s team to 17th place overall.
Jen Willingham and Louise Marchant ran the third-best ladies’ time on leg four to help Saltaire ladies to fifth in their category.