TOM Adams produced another dominant performance to win the Stoop Fell Race on Haworth Moor for the fourth time.

The Ilkley Harriers runner completed the five-mile contest, which included 800 feet of climb, in 30min 14sec.

He won by more than two minutes from eight-time winner Rob Hope.

Revenge proved sweet for Adams because he had been outsprinted for the victory by the Pudsey & Bramley veteran in last year’s race.

Runner-up Hope was first V40, ahead of third-placed Harry Holmes (York Knavesmire), while sixth-placed Tyler Hutchinson (City of York) was first under-18.

Keighley’s Ian Holmes continued to write his name into the record books of the Stoop.

The Bingley Harrier, whose 11 overall victories in the race is unsurpassed, set a new Veteran 50 best time in the 28th edition of the event.

He knocked 38 seconds off his own record in clocking a time of 33:16 to finish fourth.

Holmes also led Bingley to the team prize, with Oxenhope’s Matthew Merrick (under-18) coming 14th and Andy Brown 19th.

Nichola Jackson won the ladies race for the second year, finishing 28th overall in a time of 37:48.

Second female was talented under-18 runner Sarah Pickering, who took eight seconds off her Ilkley Harriers team-mate Jemima Elgood’s course record, which was only set last year, as she completed the course in 39:34.

Elgood finished fourth and, with Kate Archer coming sixth, Ilkley Harriers took the ladies team prize.

Haworth GP Jo Buckley was top female veteran in 40.31, while the female veteran 50 category was won by Ilkley’s Helene Whitaker, who under her maiden name of Diamantides, enjoyed many glittering distance running successes.

Her greatest feat came in 1992 at the 220-mile Dragon’s Back five-day race, running the length of Wales, which she won with Martin Stone in 38hrs 38 mins.

Reflecting on her year, record-breaker Pickering said: “I wanted to get into the England team for the World Mountain Running Youth Cup like I did in 2015, but coming sixth in the trial by a few seconds meant I was first reserve.

“I know it’s still an amazing achievement and I held on to that truth as I went on to be the 2016 English Junior girls under-18 champion.

“I also ran for England in the British and Irish Junior Mountain Running Championships and Uphill Only Home Countries International.

“It was a 3.2km climb with 465m of ascent up Skiddaw on a clear day which meant exceptional views up top. That really was something special.”

* Alistair and Jonny Brownlee are both entered for Boxing Day’s popular Chevin Chase, which starts in Guiseley.

The Bingley Harriers brothers have won the race seven times between them. Alistair recorded wins in 2008, 2009 and 2014 while Jonny triumphed in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, He was second to Alistair in 2008, 2009 and 2014.

On Monday the former Bradford Grammar School pair headed off for a skiing holiday in La Plange in France, but both are expected to be back on home territory for Christmas.

The 1,000 entries for the Chevin Chase were filled within hours of the on-line registration being opened.