Ilkley Harriers celebrated after Tuesday’s Jack Bloor Fell Race across Ilkley Moor.

Winning first ladies’ team helped boost Ilkley to second spot overall after a rugged 5.2mile race.

Pudsey & Bramley scooped first team with some great results across the categories, including third place-getter Graham Pearce (40min 22secs).

The junior races were fast and furious. Jack Muir (Wharfedale) won the Years 6-7 race, with Ned Cheetham (Ilkley), Matthew Holroyd (Settle) and Tom Hagan (Ilkley) seconds behind him for the remaining top spots.

Conditions were perfect for round two of the John Carr 5k series, with 94 of 267 finishing under 20 minutes.

As reported earlier, James Smith (Leeds City) won in 15min 2secs and Mary Wilkinson (Bingley) in 16:54. However, Eccleshill runners Tom Steele, Sophie Withnall and John Birbeck each blasted over a minute off their personal bests.

The third and final race in the Esholt-based series is on Thursday and will decide the winners of each overall category.

The Meanwood Valley Trail lived up to its name on Saturday. The tough, woodland track saw more than a few of the 255 runners taking a walk and even a few falls.

Winning in 43min 6secs was Tim Midgley (Bingley), closely followed by Pudsey runners Colin Walker and Matthew Lockyer taking second and third places. St Bede’s Jack Verity came second in the men’s over-50s category with a swift 53:04.

Pauline Munro (Bingley) came first for the females, including the women’s over-35s, in 49min 57secs. Ilkley’s Sally Malir also flew through the field, taking second place in the women’s over-45s in 54:47. Hot on her heels was team-mate Elizabeth McCann, who crossed the finish in second place in the women’s over-35s in 55:15.

A host of runners head off for the Edinburgh Marathon this weekend.

Simon Bowens (Baildon) has been raising funds to take a bunch of children who have all endured life-saving liver transplants to the British Transplant Games in Bath this summer.

Five Eccleshill Road Runners also head across the border, including first-time marathoners Lisa Butcher and Sharon Heels.