It was a rewarding day for the Airedale Athletics Partnership at the Epilepsy Action Bradford 10K last Sunday.

Sixty-seven partnerhip athletes competed and over 40 club members provided marshal support around the course.

There were 1,100 registrations for this flat, fast race, beginning and ending in Bradford’s Centenary Square.

Conditions were near ideal for running, cool but fine with only a slight headwind in the second half of the race.

Rotherham Harrier Aidan Johnson, formerly of Bingley Harriers, set the pace from the start, with Stephen Chew (Wharfedale Harriers) close behind.

On the uphill drag to Gaisby Lane, Chew dropped off the pace and was passed by Quentin Lewis of Baildon Runners.

Johnson still held the lead at the canal turn. Lewis was able to catch him before the 7K mark to finish first in 33min 52sec, a personal best and equal to the existing record for his club. Simon Pass (Saltaire Striders) ran a well-paced race and pushed hard towards the end to pass Johnson and take second place in 34min 04sec.

Will Kerr, of Saltaire Striders, finished in fifth place, giving the Airedale Athletics Partnership three of the first five places.

Many other local athletes performed well on the day. Shaun Jordan (Bingley Harriers) bagged the over-50 age category, while first female under-40 went to Claire Green of Pudsey & Bramley AC. Alison Bennett (Ilkley Harriers) was the first woman in the over-50 category.

In the over-60 category, Caroline Marler of Otley AC came first in a very respectable 50min 16sec.

At the other end of the age spectrum, Sam Clegg, who has just turned 16, finished in eighth position in 35min 24sec - a promising performance.

Katie Stocks, the organiser from Epilepsy Action, expressed her gratitude to all the local clubs who had provided marshals for the event.

Many athletes expressed their appreciation of the organisation and atmosphere, best summed up by the comments: "seamlessly run from start to finish" and "people were very warm and encouraging."

The event has raised over £29,000 for Epilepsy Action.