Chris Mitchell tamed the longest (green) course to win the section in the second of Airienteers’ Saturday Spring O-Lite events held at Roundhay Park.

Ian Marshall was second and veteran international Ruth Ker was first woman and third overall.

Jack Cryer (M12) won the orange course race and Robbie Matthews (M10) was first home round the yellow course.

The next in the series will be on Saturday, April 17 at Bramley Falls, west of Leeds.

Meanwhile, other Airienteers runners travelled to Pickering to compete in a double-header organised by York-based Eborienteers. Steve Watkins finished the 4.6km course hard on the heels of Sheffield’s Charlie Adams in Saturday’s urban race. Adrian Pickles was sixth and Neil Conway eighth.

Tony Carlyle was Aire’s leading runner on Course B (4.1km), finishing fourth, with Dave Armstrong seventh and Natasha Conway tenth (third woman).

Sunday’s regional event was held on some testing terrain in Pickering Forest and Airienteers had three winners on the long courses.

Veteran international Alistair Wood from Leathley won on the M50 course, Yorkshire runner Joe Woodley of Guiseley at M14 and Ruaridh Mon-Williams at M12. Other notable performances included Addingham’s Chris Penny, second at M45, and Adrian Pickles, who, as an M50 runner, finished fifth on the M21 course.

Congratulations also to Andis Celinskis, who won the 2009-10 Yorkshire & Humberside Night Orienteering League – a specialised format not for the faint-hearted!