Harewood House was the glorious setting for a competitive TEN-MILER on Sunday.

Longwood’s Andrew Pearson won decisively in 52min 49sec as Otley’s Ian Fisher suffered a rare defeat, finishing third in 55:59 behind Derbyshire’s Andy Ward.

Karen Pickles (Pudsey Pacers) was first woman in 66:31 ahead of newcomer Charlotte Sanderson from Bingley, who clocked 67:02.

Around 300 runners registered on the day, hindering the inputters but generating nearly £4,000 for charity.

The 567 trail-race finishers were boosted by a junior two-miler which attracted 160 youngsters.

Charmaine Porter from Jarrow & Hebburn broke the girls’ record in 12:55.

Jake Worton was first boy home, while Seb Christie, Dominic Mather-Hunter and Amy Pearce set age-group records. David Heslop (Bradford GS) made the top ten in 13:08.

A large Skyrac contingent were led home by Guy Good in 70:51.

Large numbers of club runners were instead at Greetland for the penultimate race in the YORKSHIRE OVER-35S GRAND PRIX series.

Pudsey Pacers were led home by Darren Burnley and Paul Gaile, with five others in the top 20.

Richard Pattinson (Pudsey & Bramley) held off Leeds City’s Sean Cotter for the win.

Queensbury’s Peter Hughes was an impressive fifth, beating his over-50s rival Marc Springer (Horsforth) on the day but not by enough to overtake Springer at the top of the age-group ranking.

Airedale Athletics had their biggest turnout of the year, enabling them to climb ahead of Holmfirth into men’s fifth position.

Gerard Mills (Bradford-Airedale) was first man home and Helen Love (St Bede’s) first woman.

Eccleshill Road Runners, having an impressive first season in the league, are now sixth in the women’s league and ninth among the men.

The final race of the season is at Cleckheaton on Saturday, November 15, with Horsforth defending their lead in the women’s league over York Knavesmire and Pudsey Pacers.

The top seven men’s teams remain tight in the ‘first-four-to-count’ league.

Pudsey & Bramley (6845 points) are battling Pudsey Pacers (6672) and Horsforth (6558), ahead of Knavesmire (5965), Airedale (5538), Leeds St Theresa’s (5489) and Holmfirth (5281).