WILL Collinson and Will Kerr from Saltaire Striders joined runners from Keighley & Craven, Bingley Harriers and other local clubs to help Ben Smith from Somerset in the 401 CHALLENGE.

He aims to run 401 marathons in 401 days to raise money for anti-bullying charities Stonewall and Kidscape.

On Sunday, he ran a marathon from Settle, on Monday a Yorkshire Day marathon around Keighley, and on Tuesday he was in Bradford.

So far Ben has covered 8,706 miles (the equivalent of 376 marathons), has run with 6,604 people and visited 84 schools.

The school visits link to the challenge’s aim, and so far £110,475 has been earned.

Saltaire’s Matt Richardson finished 19th in the SNOWDONIA TRAIL MARATHON from Llanberis in 4hr 37min 8sec.

The event was won by Sam Humphrey, of Victoria Park Harriers in Tower Hamlets, in 3:57:56.

A total of 414 finished the full marathon, while 64 opted for a 10km trail run and 361 the half-marathon.

Clubmate Hannah Oldroyd won the MEERBROOK 15K, a road race near Leek over the Staffordshire Moorlands on Saturday.

She was 23rd of 338 finishers in 63min 10sec, with Blackburn’s Ben Fish victorious in 53:49.

Several Ilkley Harriers have been further afield.

Alex Hirst completed the TRANS D’HAVET Mountain Marathon in the Italian Alps, while Ruaridh Mon-Williams was third in the POMONA KING OF THE MOUNTAINS over Mount Cooroora, a volcano north of Brisbane, Ruaridh’s birthplace.

The race involved a short run down the main street being introduced to the crowd.

The whole community line the route and there are more rescuers on the mountain than runners.

Ruaridh was beaten by 2016 Australian Mountain Running champion (Mark Bourne), with a New Zealander second. The Ilkley Harrier now has to get his prize – a unicycle – home.

The “Firefighters Five” or WEST YORKSHIRE FIVE looks to be heading for a record turnout on Sunday, August 14.

The five-miler from the West Yorkshire Fire Service headquarters in Birkenshaw allows entry on the day.

The race starts at 10.30am, with ample parking, changing and showering facilities on site.

It also draws teams of firefighters from across the country.