JAMIL Parapia won Sunday's LEEDS 10K ahead of 6,732 other finishers in the biggest victory of his career.

He was one of the victims of the mis-measured Trafford 10K in March, when he thought he had run a personal best of 30min 55sec.

At Leeds, on a twisty route through the city centre before heading out and back along Kirkstall Road on the Abbey Dash course, he had to make do with 31:51.

Unfortunately, he had little competition, building a 48-second gap on second-placed Ian Mitchell (Tipton Harriers & Longwood).

Fellow schoolmaster Phillip Tedd (from Woodhouse Grove, while Parapia teaches at Bingley Grammar), was third, with Spenborough youngster Joe Sagar just behind in fourth.

Saltaire's Hannah Oldroyd was first lady in 36min 52sec, though her life-time best remains a mark set in Ireland a month ago of 36:00.

Model and television celebrity Nell McAndrew, from Belle Isle in Leeds, was fifth woman in 41:02.

The summer gala fell race season is now at full blast.

Michael Malyon won his own club's BAILDON CANTER on Saturday, while Bingley's Victoria Wilkinson won the women's SEDBERGH SPORTS race the same day.

Otley's Liam Dunne won Saturday's ADDINGHAM GALA fell race in 44:08, but Ilkley's Jemima Elgood smashed the women's course record by 45 seconds in 46min 17sec.

The previous weekend, Tom Adams (Ilkley) was part of England's bronze-winning men's senior team in the EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN-RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS in north-eastern Italy. finishing 17th overall.

The course itself was remarkable, starting at sea level in an ancient city, before climbing on rocks up to the hill-top castle, and then through pine forests, olive groves and mountains, before a steep descent.

The change of footing and scenery on the 12.3km course made it tough but memorable.

Finally, the ECCUP 10-MILER on July 3 saw a fine second place for Scott Harrington (Otley) in 54min 23sec.

He was bettered only by Jason Cherriman (Leeds City; 53:46). Helen Wright (64:11) was first lady, with 822 finishing.