Running log

Busy Hannah Oldroyd won the Blues and Twos 10K at Hutton, near Preston.

The quaint race name denotes the organising Lancashire Constabulary and Oldroyd clocked 38min 51sec on the multi-terrain course of cycle paths, dirt tracks and fields.

The Saltaire Strider had raced on successive days the previous weekend, finishing second lady home twice.

Her Doncaster 5K time of 18:25 on a city-centre course was bettered on Sunday at the Blackpool 10K, where she ran 38:47.

Sunday also drew a large contingent from Keighley & Craven to the Towneley Park 10K in Burnley.

Helen Glover (37:47) beat club rival Amy Green (38:42) as first ladies home, while team-mate Will Smith was fourth man (34:04).

Ilkley’s Beth Massey also headed across the Pennines for a fast time at Saturday’s third race in the Lancaster 5K Series. She finished third lady and first over-40 in 19:44.

“Not going to be caught out again by a 5km race being marked out in miles, so I’d worked out my pace beforehand”, she said.

“Unfortunately I forgot to tell my legs and I was off the pace from the start, though I did the final mile at my target pace.”

Bingley’s Stu MacDonald was third over-45 in the same Salt Ayre race, clocking 17:06. The 65-strong field included top-class women from Kendal AC.

Meanwhile, 14 of the 19 events in the Airedale Athletics Summer Off-Road Challenge are now complete.

The heatwave had cooled for the Ingleborough Mountain Race but conditions were still humid and very warm.

There was little level ground, with rocky paths approaching the summit and a sharp final ascent followed by a steeply sloping downhill section which most people took as a straight drop down rock-strewn grass.

Paul Dennison (Baildon) was fourth over-50 in 67:23, while Ben Clare (Queensbury) was first Airedale Athletics runner home in 62:45 (36th of 140 finishers).

Anna Smith and Clare now lead the individual points table, with Neil Fairburn and Dan Cobb the highest-placed Baildon runners and Ian Jones the leading competitor for Saltaire. Baildon head the team standings.