AIRECENTRE Pacers athlete Andrew Humphries represented Team GB at last week’s Fyn ITU Duathlon World Championships in Odense, Denmark, and was the top runner for his country.

The event itself consists of a 10-kilometre run, a 40km cycle, then a further 5km run. The course was mostly flat and fast, with some technically challenging twists and turns for the cycle section through the streets of historic Odense.

It attracted a field of internationally renowned duathlon and triathlon athletes and the Airecentre runner held his own. Humphries said he felt great during the first 10k, and was in third position at the changeover, but home advantage proved telling

He was passed by local athletes Ejsing and Hammerstrand later in the race. Humphries led the his country's contingent home though, finishing in one hour, 51 minutes and 15 seconds, a full three minutes ahead of team-mate Dean Clarke.

Meanwhile, Kate McFarlane competed in the Ironman 70.3 Jönköping and scored a new personal best time for the event, despite having a 20-minute delay mid-cycle when her bike chain jammed.

Despite the hiccup, McFarlane finished the gruelling 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride, and 21.1km (half-marathon) run in 06.26.22.

Finally, Will Woodhead continued his fabulous season of ultra distance running with victory in the Punk Panther Hi Life 105k.

As the rest of Yorkshire baked in the endless sunshine, the Hi Life runners set off from Otley on an arduous circuit, taking in the highest moor points at Baildon, Ilkley, Skipton, Addingham and Timble, a total of 2.4 vertical kilometres of hills to climb.

Woodhead came home in 16 hours and 18 minutes and now leads the series outright.