JAMIL Parapia ran his second-fastest 10K in seven years in the DEWSBURY 10K.

He set his personal best there in 2007 with 31min 26sec and this time managed 32:23 and fifth place.

The Bingley Grammar School teacher led Otley AC to the team prize, supported by Frank Beresford's 32:39 (ninth) and 22-year-old Jeremy Stewart, who knocked three minutes off his previous best in running a chip-timed 37:08.

Spenborough were the third men's team, with Kevin Ogden (12th in 32:50), Tom Dart and Simon Bolland scoring.

Pete Hopson, from Saltaire Striders, ran the second-fastest 10K of his life in 34:18 for 22nd, leading the club to eighth. Bradford-Airedale's Dave Teggart, training busily for the Manchester Marathon, managed a fine 36:45.

After an eventful week of snowstorms, frost and wind, the ice-free route was welcomed by the 1,075 early Sunday risers.

The slightly inclined route out of Dewsbury had a deceptively cheeky wind on the way out, which may have slowed the disheartened.

But with a slight downhill return and no wind in the air, there were personal bests galore.

Saltaire's Hannah Oldroyd ran 37:03 as seventh lady behind Richmond & Zetland's Shona Fletcher (35:55) in their powerful winning team.

Compared with a decade or more ago, when the race was branded as the fastest in the country with a dozen or more under 30 minutes, this year's winner Mohammad Abu Rezeq (Altrincham) ran 31:02.

Parapia, meanwhile, is busy promoting links with elite Kenyan runners and is about to travel to Jamhuri High School in Nairobi, which forms part of Bingley Grammar School's leadership programme.

He was recently donated a dozen tins of powdered sheep milk by Woodlands Dairy to take to Kenya.

Normally used for supermarket yoghurts, Parapia uses the powdered milk as an alternative to commercially-produced protein drinks.

As well as an excellent training group in Otley, he is coaching Jackson Biwott – a close friend of Richard Kiplagat, the 2010 Commonwealth silver medallist at 800 metres.