Ilkley Harrier Tom Adams has had a successful week, winning the Ilkley Trail Race and coming second in Horsforth Harriers’ Apperley Bridge Canter.

Adams finished the Canter in 34min 19sec, with former Bingley Harrier Chris Cariss winning in 32min 56sec.

Cariss – now competing for Dublin’s Clonliffe Harriers – survived a short detour and a nasty tumble en route.

Horsforth resident Tim Midgely, of Bingley Harriers, was third in 34.40.

This multi-terrain 10km attracted a record 378 runners.

Pudsey Pacers gave a strong showing, with several club members running decent times.

Newcomers Colin Walker and Simon Lowe joined old-timers James Clarke, Paul Gaile and Rob Samuels in breaking 40 minutes, filling six of the top-25 spots.

Congratulations in particular to first woman, Karen Pickles, who screamed home in 39min 19sec.

St Bede’s runner Will Kerr was ninth, just ahead of his Millennium Way relay partner Gerard Mills (Bradford-Airedale), 13th.

Donna Edmondson-Booker, from Idle AC, ran brilliantly to place third in the women in 40.45sec. Skyrac pair Jane Halloran and Rebecca Cesar de Sa were next two home, in 42 minutes.

There was another strong turnout for Sunday’s Ilkley Trail Race, when a total of 269 adults ran the 6.9mile out-and-back run from the Lido up and beyond Middleton Woods. Fifty children enjoyed the three junior races.

Adams won the event in 41.34 for the second year running, shaving 84 seconds off his previous course record.

Fellow Ilkley Harrier Sally Morley won the women’s event in 49.04.

Hot on Adams’ heels was Sam Perkins (Ranelagh Harriers) and in third place – again for the second time running – was Gareth Hird (Wharfedale) in 42.59.

Sue Becconsall (Bingley) claimed number one for the women’s over-50s, as well as second female runner, in 51.38.

Proceeds from the race will go to the Revival Centre and Orphanage in Matugga, Uganda.