SUNDAY'S ARTHUR JAMES SHAKERR, over 13 kilometres, attracted 207 runners.

The race, organised by Eccleshill Road Runners and previously the Saltaire Shaker, was renamed to honour their former club member who died in May 2012.

He was a popular local running figure and a prominent charity fund-raiser.

After a loop around the field adjacent to Roberts Park, the runners picked up the canal towpath before crossing for the steep one-in-ten climb up into Thackley and through Buck Wood.

After dropping back to the canal, there was a fast five-kilometre run home.

Saltaire Striders captain Will Kerr had already built up a strong lead by Shipley on the way out, winning by almost a minute in 46min 54sec.

Zach Whitehead (Otley) was second and Dave Stoneman (Skyrac) third in an event that was well supported by the local clubs.

Saltaire’s Martin Fillingham was fifth and first over-45, while Queensbury’s Martin Firth was first over-55 in seventh.

Kirsty Allen (Baildon) was the first lady home in 13th overall (54min 27sec), just beating Keighley & Craven’s Claire Cooper. Denby Dale veteran Bridget Coomber finished third.

Emma Hinkles made a very welcome return to racing as sixth lady.

The previous day was the traditional BINGLEY SHOW TRAIL RACE.

Tom Adams (Ilkley) won in a record time of 38min 17sec for the new course since 2014.

Matt John (North Leeds Fell Runners, 40:30) finished second.

Barlick’s Julian Hood was next in 43:06, with Baildon’s Michael Malyon fourth in 43:34.

Sam Clegg, running for Idle AC, beat host club Bingley Harriers’ Graham Askew for fifth.

Myra James (Valley Striders) won the women’s prize in 55min 11sec, coming 28th of the 145 finishers.

Shona Stone (Bingley Harriers) was second lady, 33rd overall.

Bingley had no fewer than 19 runners completing the 10.6km course, which started from the show ring and took in the undulating paths of the St Ives Estate.