A record 75 athletes from the six Airedale Athletics clubs took part in the Winter Off-Road Challenge.

Baildon Runners won the team title, finishing on 74,452 points, and were followed by Skyrac on 41,301, Saltaire Striders 24,549, Queensbury 6,137, Eccleshill 4,240 and Bradford Airedale 984.

There was an increase in participation this series compared with winter 2009-10, as the number of races taking place rose from 2.1 to 2.6 per person – the top dozen in the individual rankings all did six or more races.

Bob Pritchard (Skyrac) earned 6,518 points to win the Winter Challenge for the second year running, while Dave Armstrong (Saltaire Striders) made a strong return at Midgeley Moor, scoring 939 points.

His improvement over his last three races (of six) was high at 10 per cent but was not quite enough for those extra 500 points that would have knocked Bob Pritchard off the top spot – Armstrong attained 6,479 and second place.

Third was Martin Farrar (Skyrac) with 5,989, then Janice Davidson (Baildon) with 5,799.

The Summer Off-Road Challenge is next up, running from April to September and taking in a swathe of races of various distances, with possibilities for new records to be created.

Points are based on the best of seven races, with 500 bonus points for anyone who does ten and another 500 for the person who runs most.

Joker races score double points – this time they are the Ilkley Trail Race, Ingleborough Fell Race and the Yorkshireman full or half marathons.

The Bronte Big K 10K, held on Sunday, was record-breaking for both participation and funds raised in aid of Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice.

Over 740 completed the multi-terrain run in brisk but high-spirited conditions and were cheered on by over 70 volunteer marshals.

The overall winner was Chris Loftus in 36min 51sec. Helen Glover was first woman with 39min 39sec, and the mother of the day was Patricia Gavins (43:37), who received a new pair of running shoes courtesy of Sweatshop Castleford – the prize for the first mum over the line.