This Sunday sees the inaugural Bradford City Run.

Entries have been piling in and number almost 1,000, with more expected to enter on the day.

Late entrants should come to the Information Marquee in Centenary Square between 8.30am and 9.45am on Sunday morning.

Junior runners should go to Lister Park where their run starts.

Further information is at

Matt Lincoln won bronze in the French equivalent of the Commonwealth Games in Beirut on October 2.

After a slow first 800m of the 1500m final, Lincoln was outsprinted by two Moroccans, who finished in 3min 51.59sec against his 3:53.61.

He qualified for the Jeux de la Francophonie in Ghent in July with the Airedale Athletics track team.

Three more Canadians from the group made the championships in Lebanon: Geoff Harris, Adam Currie and Leanna MacLean in the 800m.

Harris was ninth fastest in the semis and just failed to reach the final. MacLean was tenth.

Lincoln is about to start winter training for next October’s Commonwealths in Delhi.

Sunday saw the first of the four races in the region’s premier cross-country league, the Complete Runner Cross-Country League.

On hard, flat parkland at Roils Head in Halifax, local performance of the day was by Carly Robertson (Bingley) in the under-17s race. She won by over a minute in 15min 17sec.

The senior women’s race saw an impressive fourth for Keighley & Craven’s Amy Green, two places ahead of clubmate Helen Glover. The two led their club to victory in the team event.

Ilkley’s ladies were fourth, led home by Sally Morley in fifth position.

A young Skyrac team performed excellently as next best local club in seventh: Emma Inglis (17th) and Lizzie Spencer (19th) were ably supported by junior Rebecca Harrison (36th) and Nicola Francis (61st).

The men’s race was competitive, with Andrew Pearson (Longwood), beating Kim Critchley (York Knavesmire), Ian Fisher (Otley) and Jorge Thomas (Keighley & Craven).