Tom Adams showed his international fell-runner’s form with a decisive victory at the traditional Easter Sunday morning Guiseley Gallop multi-terrain 10K.

The Ilkley Harrier, from Baildon, won by over two minutes in 34min 24sec.

Harrogate’s Chris Miller, Saltaire’s Simon Pass and Wharfedale’s Christian Holmes were left in no-man’s-land, finishing spread out in second to fourth (36:39, 37:10 and 37:31 respectively).

Neil Armitage (Pudsey & Bramley) and Kevin Ogden (Spen) then led a group home of a dozen who all broke 40 minutes.

Aiveen Fox was one of several Durham runners who made the long trek and was rewarded with victory in the women’s race in 40min 56sec. Claire Lilley (Skipton) was second in 43:14, ahead of Rachel Pilling (Pudsey & Bramley) and Jacqui Khoueiry (Holmfirth).

In fifth, with a welcome return to form, was Baildon’s Emma Hinkles.

The final race in the Airedale Athletics Off-Road Winter Challenge fell foul of the weather, as Saturday’s last scheduled race in the league, Midgley Moor, was cancelled – so the winter season ended with the Heptonstall fell race on March 17.

Organiser Anna Smith said: “Mick Chambers of Saltaire Striders was the very deserving winner this year with 4,803 points from four great races, including tremendous performances over December and the New Year at Mythol-mroyd, Chevin Chase and Giant’s Tooth.”

Jim Goddard took on some challenging routes and ran consistently throughout the season to take second place in the individual challenge, with Anna Smith, also of Baildon, in third.

Of the six Airedale Athletics clubs, Baildon Runners consistently put out lots of runners and won the team trophy by a resounding margin. Skyrac held off Saltaire for second.

Top final positions were: 1 Mick Chambers (Saltaire Striders) 4803pts; 2 Jim Goddard (Baildon Runners) 4644; 3 Anna Smith (Baildon) 4226; 4 Neil Fairburn (Baildon) 4044; 5 Chris Williams (Queensbury) 3804; 6 Bob Pritchard (Skyrac) 3413; 7 Linda Carey (Baildon) 3119; 8. Liz Boothman (Baildon) 3078; 9 John Crabtree (Baildon) 3045; 10 Peter Hughes (Queensbury) 2883.

The Airedale Athletics inter-club Summer Challenge started last night with the first Bunny Run at Haworth.