Pauline Munro was the star performer in winning Sunday’s Baildon Boundary Way Half Marathon in 87min 17sec.

In recent years she has ranked 13th to 17th nationwide in the rankings for over-40 women runners at the distance.

But her recent Dewsbury 10K run ranked her fourth, demonstrating her current excellent form.

Calder Valley’s Jo Waites was second (1hr 31min 48sec), ahead of youngster Chloe Cox (Lothian).

A total of 350 runners and a few dozen walkers had set off in freezing conditions from the reservoir in Tong Park for the route along the towpath near Esholt to Saltaire before the long climb to the finish at Baildon Rugby Club, home of host club Baildon Runners.

Pudsey & Bramley’s Richard Pattinson had a good lead by that point, and he was first home in 80min 58sec.

Chris Miller (Harrogate) held a clear gap on Pudsey Pacers’ Nigel Armitage (81:54 to 82:15).

Wharfedale’s Nicholas Charlesworth just held off Shaun Wilkinson (Keighley & Craven) for fourth in 82:31.

Baildon resident Steve Webb (Valley) was first male over-50, just behind Munro.

The host club raise thousands from the race for local good causes. But three of their members are raising many more thousands for charities by running the London Marathon on April 21.

Sue Coates has a compelling reason to support Alzheimer’s since a clubmate has just been diagnosed with the disease.

Edward East is fund-raising for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, while Claire Lambert has held raffles and organised a bake sale for the Brain & Spine Foundation.

Other clubmates finalising training for London are Debbie Bland, Alice Buttle, Diana Campbell, John Cawley, Lorne McNeill, Jim Parrish, Richard Sykes and Natalie Wild.

Several have a free place from the special allocation to all registered clubs in the country.

The same morning saw 1,681 runners and wheelchair athletes congregate on the front for the annual Blackpool full and half marathons.

Bradford-Airedale’s Adrian Royston just failed to break the three-hour mark, finishing in 3hr 3min 57sec (chip-time).

In the half, Katie Phillips (Bingley), on home soil, smashed her personal best by over five minutes (1:51:12).