Pudsey & Bramley AC’s Danny Hope come away with the spoils after an invasion of the district’s runners into Lancashire.

Hope won the 5.1 mile David Staff Memorial Fell Race, which includes 1,200ft of ascent, at Sunnyhurst Woods in 35min 36sec, just ahead of Preston Harriers’ Alex Fowler (35min 54sec) on Sunday.

Wharfedale’s Gill Myers showed her strength to finish first in her category at the race, organised by  Darwen Dashers.

Harrier Myers finished in 37th place overall in 42:25, which gave her first place in the women’s over-50s.

Team-mates Graham Breeze, Rob Myers, Lynn Whittaker, Trevor Metcalfe and Madeleine Watson also completed.

A number of runners travelled to Derbyshire on the same day to take part in the Clowne Half Marathon.

Among some fine performances was Ilkley Harriers’ Mark Hall, who finished fourth in an impressive 77:43, which was five minutes slower than his best time on the course.

A trio of Otley AC runners also travelled to Clowne, with Graham Lake leading the team home in 30th overall in 87:32, a personal best by ten minutes.

Richard Smith was just one place behind in 87:39, another PB by seven minutes, with Tom Paget finishing 51st in 91:41.

Also on Sunday, Ilkley’s Beth Massey and Mark Iley travelled to Lancashire to take part in the Preston Best 5k.

Iley completed the race in ninth with a strong time of 18:38.45, which gave him first in the men’s over-50s category, while Massey came first in the women’s race and was 22nd overall in 20:03.55.

Elsewhere, Ilkley Harriers junior Georgia Malir set herself a stern challenge to compete in the second McCain UK Cross Challenge in Liverpool on Saturday, which was also a trial race for selection for Great Britain and Northern Ireland for the European Cross-Country Championships in Poland.

Georgia had a storming run to come in joint 13th overall in 17 min.

The winner of Georgia's race, which featured many of the UK’s top athletes in this age group, was Bobby Clay (Invicta East Kent AC) in 15:33.