TESFAYE Debele of Leeds City won the PUDSEY 10K in 35min 26sec.

The tough course included an opening two kilometres on the road before five kilometres of tracks and muddy paths through Fulneck valley, before a steep climb back into Pudsey for a final two miles on the road.

John Hobbs (Valley Striders) did well to stay close to Debele, finishing 50 yards behind.

Matt Lockyer (Pudsey & Bramley) was a minute adrift, while Daryl Hibberd (Valley) and Will Kerr went head to head a distance beyond the pack and finished together on 36:28.

A total of 476 athletes finished Sunday's event, which was organised by Pudsey Pacers.

* Sam Clegg broke his PARKRUN best on the difficult Lister Park course the previous day, with his 16min 48sec just enough to hold off Kerr in second.

Clegg's overall 5K record is 16:07 from the last John Carr race at Esholt in May.

He was a junior for Bingley but now runs for Rotherham, while occasionally second-claiming for Idle AC.

Clegg was 342nd in the National Cross-Country Championships in February and ran a fine leg for Rotherham in the national 12-stage road relays in April.

He recently took part in his first track 1500 metres for 12 years, finishing second for Rotherham in their Second Division match in the Northern Track and Field League.

The Lister Park event draws over 400 runners each Saturday as it heads into its seventh year. The younger Horton Park equivalent is starting its second year, with a steady 50 runners each week.

Each parkrun is free, commencing at 9am. Anyone who has never taken part needs to register in advance on the parkrun website to get their barcode, which they can then bring to any parkrun event in the country.

Many of the Horton Park runners train on Mondays at Odsal Stadium (6.30pm).

Organiser Kirsty Russell describes it as "heckle-free running" in the enclosed surroundings of the Bulls rugby arena.

Russell now has a regular group of a dozen or more but welcomes everyone from age 11 upwards.