ILKLEY Harriers not only raced locally but far and wide last weekend on road, trail and fell. Events commenced on Friday on the Isle of Arran, where Ewan Welsh came third place in 52 minutes in the Goat Fell Vertical Race - a straight up 6.5k of mainly rocky climbing, including 875 metres of ascent.

Park Runners were out in force on Saturday morning, with our vet 70 Geoff Howard and vet 75 Norman Bush both placed highly in the events.

Bradford: 4 18:59 Will Wood, 18 20:56 Rhys Jones. Harrogate: 53 22:19 Geoff Howard. Skipton: 16 22:01 Adrian Bastow, 51 25:20 Chris Cunningham. Fountains Abbey: 46 22:39 Norman Bush. Stretford: 9 18:31 Rob Cunningham. Blackpool: 91 27:46 Karen Lambe.

Other Harriers headed to the Lake District for the Langdale Horseshoe - a rough, tough course over 21km with 1450m of climbing, much of it over treacherous, wet rocks.

In a classy field, the men were the 11th team. Jack Wood was the first Harrier home in tenth, while the ladies also ran strongly.

Langdale Horseshoe placings: 10 2:22:51 Jack Wood, 69 2:50:04 Ben Sheppard, 106 3:03:59 Paul Carman, 146 3:19:42 Dick Waddington, 203 3:34:32 Duncan Cooper, 224 3:37:50 Kate Archer, 249 3:42:30 Jann Smith.

To enhance and vary her marathon training, by doing some trail races, Petra Bijsterveld did a double last weekend by racing in the Kielder 10k 55:09 on Saturday, followed by the Kielder Half Marathon 2:18:57 on Sunday.

Also on Sunday, and closer to home on the Fells above Haworth, several Ilkley Harriers took part in the popular, mud-obligatory Withins Skyline, which covered 12km, including 300m of ascent.

Withins Skyline placings: 32 50:49 Harry Gott, 151 60:42 Robert Budding, 165 61:59 Rachel Carter, 194 64:02 Mary Gibbons, 203 64:47 Sarah Haines.

On Sunday, a dozen Ilkley Harriers were also racing on the road in the Yorkshire Marathon and Ten-Mile road races which started from the University of York.

Six Harriers opted for each category, and the ten-mile race was a Harriers' League counter.

Jane McCarthy was sixth lady and 3rd FV 40

Ten-mile results: 73 1:05:48 Jane McCarthy 3rd V40, 1120 1:30:09 Hilda Coulsey, 2403 1:44:57 Damaris Bedford, 2404 1:44:58 Dawn Turner, 2649 1:50:11 Libby Heppenstall, 2650 1:50:11 Diane Ollier, 3177 finished.

Caroline Howe reported near-perfect conditions for the Yorkshire Marathon, which, after leaving the university campus, headed past iconic city sights before looping out and around the countryside.

This was Caroline’s fourth marathon, and she not only achieved her aim of a sub four-hour time but broke her personal best by 15 minutes.

Yorkshire Marathon results: 551 3:33:26 Mike Helme, 721 3:41:10 Michael Duffield, 936 3:46:40 Caroline Howe, 937 3:47:48 Jonathan Turner, 1899 4:16:55 David Howe, 3366 5:11:58 Fiona Schneider, 4139 finished.

Paul Sugden went to London and completed the Royal Parks Half Marathon in 2:03:52.

Meanwhile in Wales, Lucy Williamson, who had taken on the Bangor10k challenge last year, this time decided to compete in the half marathon.

The cool, dry conditions were ideal, and Lucy led the ladies' race for most of the way before she was overtaken by a fellow student within a short distance of the finish.

Lucy finished second lady in 1:33:51 and was 17th overall in a field of 237 runners.