On a warm morning nearly 245 runners took to the start of the Idle Trail Race .

Local runner Quentin Lewis of Baildon Runners – in a time of 37.24 – repeated his win of 2011 in the men’s race. Rachael Pilling (Pudsey & Bramley AC) was first female in a time of 44.50.

There were close finishes behind the winners in both men’s and women’s fields, with Will Kerr (Saltaire Striders) in 38.06 just pipping Colin Walker (Pudsey & Bramley), who finished in 38.09 for second in the men’s race.

Anna Anderson (Pendle AC) ran 47.11, just getting the better of Stephanie Wilson (Saltaire Striders) in the women’s with her time of 47.13 Pudsey & Bramleys Colin Walker, Niall Bourke and James Wilkinson picked up the male team prize while the women’s team winners were from Keighley & Craven, the trio of Sarah O’Sullivan, Diane Macdonald & Tina Kelly.

Gerry Bell (M60) and Oliver Downing (M65) won age categories for Bingley Harriers, while Shaun Wilkinson (Keighley), Paul Stanhope (Eccleshill ) and Dot Carr won the M45, M50 and F65 categories, with Baildon’s Debbie Bland (F55) and Dave Shaw (M70) also successful.

This popular, well organised race is now an established race in the running fixture-list, with runners, including running legend Ron Hill, coming from all over the North of England to take part.

The scenic course offered something for everyone – a flat towpath section at the start, a middle section with some hills, quiet paths and tracks and a downhill section at the end.

The event in the stunning grounds of Woodhouse Grove School included homemade cakes and refreshments, with proceeds going to two charities: Neuro Foundation and Mind (Bradford).

Race Director, Davina Smith said “The race went really well and I’d really like to thank all those who took part, the marshals, who provided fantastic support, and our sponsors – who included Up and Running and Paul Verity Opticians, who provided designer sunglasses for the winners.

“I am also delighted that Dixie, presenter from Real Radio, was also able to support us by giving out the prizes at the prize presentation.

“Dixie was one of the torch bearers andlso brought along his Olympic torch. Its brilliant that in Olympic year we were able to have a torch for people to see but also to have a former Olympic runner, Dr Ron Hill, MBE, running the race.”

Otley AC’s Matthew John was a model of consistency to help his club win the Golden Acre Relays .

John ran back-to-back legs in a tight contest with Wharfedale Harriers.

Liam Dunne (Otley) handed over in fourth after leg one, just ahead of Nick Charlesworth for Wharfedale.

Gareth Hird turned the tables on leg two in a time of 15:20, but John stepped in, posting consecutive times of 15:26 and 15:20, to see off Owen Bielby on the final lap with 15 seconds to spare.

Skyrac’s Hannah Brown, Jaye Riley and Molly Keefe were second in the ladies race.

Baildon Runners’ Quentin Lewis, Emma Stoney and Matthew Gurney got off to a flyer with 14:37 on leg one, the fastest time of the night over the 2.75 miles of twisting woodland trails. Baildon won convincingly in the mixed category, with Saltaire Striders second through Hannah Holroyd, Ian Jones and Tim Bellwood.

Six Pudsey Pacers took part in the Nostell Priory 10K event.

Mark Nolan finished in a time of 44.24, Andy Barrett was next in 45.18, Sue Ransome in 49.04, John Pop in 50.37, Lynne Barrett in 54.24 and Graham Fisher in 61.28.

The club held their annual Pudsey 10K race .

Gary Bailey was first Pacer in 38.25, followed by: James Clark 39.03, Richard Gibson 42.09, Paul Gaile 43.33, Dave Lighten 45.12, Dave Magee 45.22, Phil Dutton 46.37, Rich Allen 47.07, Dave Byrom 47.53, Philip Lonsdale 48.13, Andrew Byrom 50.43, Desiree Normington 50.49, Mandy Bannister 51.11, Dave Woodhead 52.01, Sandra Foster 52.23, Don Stead 58.35, Phillip Higgins 60.00, Viki Arnold 60.11, Anne Marie McCallion 60.24, Melanie Tolley 63.58, Tracey Johnson 70.11, Zoe Tebbutt 71.20, Wendy Stephenson 87.53, Karen Willcock 88.04.