ILKLEY Harriers' Nathan Edmondson continued his superb run of form by finishing second to Great Britain international Callum Davidson at the Withins Skyline fell race on Sunday.

Edmondson, the winner of the Stainland Trail Race in September, was always at the front with Davidson on the 6.2-mile Skyline circuit of the moors above Haworth.

The duo quickly put distance between themselves and the rest on the climb up from the start, with Davidson’s Ribble Valley teammate Tom Corrigan a distant third.

On the descent, the pair shared the pace and it was only on the drag towards the finish when Davidson started to edge clear, crossing the line with an advantage of 31 seconds. Edmondson's final time was a pacy 42 minutes and 22 seconds.

Sunday also saw Ilkley's male and female teams making their mark in the Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay, the longest-running fell relay in the country and one of the most popular events in the calendar.

It takes place in the fells surrounding Patterdale in the Northern Lakes, with the route of 24.5-miles covering many of the best-known mountains in the area.

Teams of eight run the four legs in pairs, taking on brutal climbs and hair-raising descents amid spectacular scenery.

Martin Archer and Michael Lomas got the Harriers’ men off to a flying start before Matt Cox and Ben Shepherd, Paul Carman and Iain Gibbons and then Istvan Jacso and Jack Wood continued the good work.

The octet helped Ilkley finish 29th, while the ladies team were 60th overall (eighth in their category) thanks to a strong all-round display.

Rachel Carter and Jann Smith clocked an impressive 52:06 for the first leg, handing over to Jane McCarthy and Helen Wood, whose time of one hour, 28 minutes and 52 seconds on the tricky second leg maintained the momentum.

Helen Waddington and Alison Weston kept things going nicely before Kate Archer and Lucy Williamson powered back to Patterdale.

On a busy Sunday for the Harriers, Colin Williams and Caroline Howe both enjoyed excellent runs at the Kielder marathon and half marathon respectively, which are both run on the forest tracks and trails which loop around Kielder Water.

Both Harriers recorded fine times on the undulating course. Williams was 49th in the marathon in 3:33:20 while Howe registered 1:44:38 in the half, and was the 11th lady home.

There were also plenty of impressive Parkrun displays over the weekend, with top-10 finishes for both Steven Gott (third at Bramley in 18:38) and Rob Cunningham (sixth at Richmond in 19:17).

Rhys Jones was 12th at Bradford in 20:17 while over at Skipton, Malcolm Pickering (21:50) and Jonathan Schneider (22:04) both finished inside the top 20 and Anna Pickering recorded a personal best of 26:37.