JACK Wood produced a brave performance to take second place in the testing Bernard Pierce Wadsworth Trog.

There was snow on the moorland tussocks which added to the testing nature of the 19-mile race.

The Ilkley Harrier made light of the testing conditions to finish 20 seconds behind race winners Carl Bell from Keswick.

Wood crossed the line in 2hrs 39mins 40sec while his team-mates Brian Melia and Richard Morris also completed the arduous challenge around Hebden Moor.

Melia was 97th in 4:04:03 and Morris came 167th in 5:10:57.

There was an excellent entry of Harriers for the strength-sapping 22-mile Rombalds Stride.

The runners had to contend with bogs, sleet snow and ice over Baildon, Rombalds and Ilkley Moors before a final ascent of Otley Chevin.

Times were slower than previous years but Ben Sheppard was the first Harrier home in third place.

Mikael Lomas fourth, Dan Wilkinson and Paul Carman all finished in the top 10. Jane McCarthy was second lady.

Colin Williams ran his first marathon of the year at Bolton Abbey and despite the muddy, slippery conditions completed the course in

3:58:04 to take seventh place.

The Dewsbury 10k is known for being a flat, fast and potentially a good course for those hoping to achieve a personal best time.

Petra Bijsterveld found the cold but dry conditions in her favour and was delighted to finish with a personal best time of 50:28.

Results: 685 Petra Bijsterveld 50:28, 954 Emma Cole 56:41 .

At the 5k Parkruns, the Ilkley Harrier who achieved the highest place and best time was Steven Gott who was third in 19:00 at the Bramley Parkrun.

Woodhouse Moor: 11 Steve Coy 19:24, 150 Gaenor Coy 25:28.

Bradford: 22 Oscar Street 21:57, 24 Dave Reynier 22:01, 130 Will Worboys 26:09, 155 Stephanie Fox 27:10, 164 Paula Reynier 27:35.

Skipton: 49 Neil Pomfret 24:10, 56 Chris Cunningham 24:54, 78 Karen Lambe 26:53.

Bramley: 3 Steve Gott 19:00.