AIRECENTRE Pacers have achieved an impressive haul of results over the past two weeks, proving their mettle both in the UK and abroad.

The first race in the demanding Punk Panther Ultra series took place on March 2, with Nick Leathley finishing in 35th place in the 30-mile race in a time of six hours and 38 minutes.

The following day saw Gavin Birkett run the Settle Half Marathon and achieve a personal best time of 1:57.14.

Meanwhile, on the east coast of Spain, Pacers' Debbie Bland opted for the warmer option of running the Benidorm Half Marathon. She finished second in her age category in an impressive 1:53.19.

Last weekend saw the successes continue. On Saturday several club runners took part in the Dentdale 7 and 14 races. The hilly race routes showcase the scenic beauty of the Yorkshire Dales and are always popular.

Owain Gwilym was 10th man in, finishing the 7.9 mile course of the Dentdale 7 in a speedy 50 minutes and 6 seconds. Claire Hunter, meanwhile, achieved ninth in her age category in the longer Dentdale 14 race, crossing the finish line in 2:22.53.

Paul Grindley finished the race in a time of 1:55.20 and was 10th in his age category. He was followed by Nick Leathley in 2:06:41 and Carole Keighley in 2:22:53.

Over in Bradford, Andrew Humphries won Lister Park Parkrun outright, racing to victory in 17.45. Pacer runners Andy Gledhill (27:25); Chris Larkins (29:30); Jacqueline Reid (30:05); Cora Dove (32:42); Louise Kirwin (33:44) and Clare Ford (33:45) also took part in the Parkrun.

The conditions on Sunday meant only the keenest of runners would brave the weather. Rain, sleet, hail, snow and 40mph gales accompanied the runners racing the 20 miles of the tough Spen 20.

Humphries continued his trajectory for success, finishing 10th in a time of 2:07.23. Graham Turner completed the gruelling course in 3:07.49.