A GROUP of hardy souls run off their festive excesses by taking part in a popular annual run.

The Chevin Chase saw runners take part in a hilly, multi-terrain race which started and finished in Guiseley via a scenic seven-mile circuit of Otley Chevin.

The now 41-year-old Boxing Day event, run by the Airecentre Pacers club, saw proceeds supporting local community organisations.

Jack Wood, of Ilkley Harriers, was the first man to finish the course in a time of 38 minutes 55 seconds.

Hannah Brown, of Sale Harriers, led the ladies home in 46.22.