THREE race victories - two of them for Tom Adams - and a successful completion of the Dales Way by a Harriers relay squad were among the highlights of another busy week for Ilkley's runners.

On-song Adams extended his winning run by first of all powering home in front in the Eshton Moor Race, a five-mile out-and-back route along the track of the Pennine Way to the woods around Calton, near Skipton.

Adams stamped his authority on proceedings early on and was never really challenged, crossing the line in 31 minutes and 34 seconds. That was more than two minutes ahead of Barlick's Ian Beresford in second place.

Fellow Harrier Steven Gott was seventh (and first in the MV40 age category) in 36.02 and Dan Wilkinson was 13th in 36.57, which meant Ilkley also took home the men's team prize.

Lucy Williamson was the second lady - and 21st overall - to round off a memorable evening.

Adams then notched a double for the week when landing the Round Hill Fell Race on Sunday, organised by Otley AC.

Despite a muggy day and wetter ground than last year, Adams broke his own course record by a minute and a half with a time of 50.41 for the near nine-mile route.

Second across the line was Ilkley's Nathan Edmondson, but the one-two was unfortunately dashed as he'd missed the third checkpoint. First lady was Sophie Martin (ninth overall) in 1.04.52 Wharfedale.

Plenty of other Harriers took part, with Jim Ryder faring best of them in 10th.

The third triumph of the week came courtesy of Sally Armitage, with her first big-race win in the Firefighters 5.

This is a hilly five-mile road race in Birkenshaw, hosted by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Bradford Airedale Athletics Club.

With only 400 metres actually on the 'flat' and a brutal one-mile climb to the finish, it was a challenging event, but she took it in her stride and was the first lady home in 34.59.

Robin Nicholson was the other Harrier who took part and he too excelled, coming second out of the Fire Service runners and 14th overall.

Saturday saw the Harriers successfully attempt a Dales Way relay from Bowness on Windermere to Ilkley, a total of 81 miles - 50 years on from the first public walk on the full route in 1969.

Organised by Jayne Norman and involving a squad of more than 30 runners, the first leg got under way at 5am, with the baton - or pebble in this case - passing on through 13 different groups all the way back to Ilkley at 8.30pm.

Apart from a few showers later on, the weather was perfect and the runners enjoyed stunning scenery throughout before joining together for a celebratory drink or two at the finish.

The same day saw Ilkley's Will Buckton tackle the Borrowdale Fell Race, one of the classic Lake District races.

Starting from the village of Rosthwaite the route takes in 27km of the roughest terrain in the Lakes including Scafell Pike and Great Gable, with 2,000m of ascent.

And on Sunday the club was pleased to be able to support Sue Ryder Manorlands in hosting a new 5k and 10k race at Bolton Abbey, with a team of eight helping marshall on the day.

Ilkley Harriers results: Eshton Moor: 1 Tom Adams 31.34, 7 Steve Gott 36.02, 13 Dan Wilkinson 36.57, 21 Lucy Williamson 2nd lady 39.09, 79 finished, Ilkley took the men's team prize.

Borrowdale Fell Race: 1 Ricky Lightfoot (Ellenborough AC) 3.03.57, 199 Will Buckton 5.20.52, 237 finished.

Firefighters 5: 1 Joe Sagar (Spenborough AC) 26.54, 14 Robin Nicholson 32.23, 32 Sally Armitage 34.59, 275 ran.

parkruns: Bradford: 1 Tim Baldwin (Saltaire Striders) 16.54, 4 Alex Hirst 18.52, 6 Adam Rhodes 19.06, 35 Oscar Street 22.35, 72 Philip Hirst 24.49, 197 Paula Reynier 30.14, 399 ran.

Clapham Common: 1 Joe Toomey (Hercules Wimbledon AC) 16.34, 22 Rob Cunningham 18.34, 602 ran.

Conyngham Hall: 1 Cal Mills (U/A) 18.56, 34 Malcolm Pickering 24.23, 86 Sally Pickering 18.51, 200 ran.

Sale Water: 1 James Hutchison (Eton Manor AC) 17.36, 30 Catherine Gibbons 22.06, 204 ran.

Meanwhile, as Otley AC were hosting the Round Hill Fell race, not many members were racing over the weekend.

Otley only had Howard Jeffrey, Lizzie Irvine and Antonio Cardinale representing the club at a warm Round Hill Hill.

For Otley, Irvine was 44th in 1.15.30, Jeffrey 59th in 1.21.38 and Cardinale 109th in 2.15.47.

Over at York on the same day was the Run For All York 10k. This race is flat and twisting and was run in hot conditions.

The appropriately named Graham Rush was the first home out of 5,217 finishers in a time of 31.20.

Representing Otley AC were Rob Grant (31st place) in 35.59, Jenson Brogden (158th) in (40.41) and Catherine Dobson (2,528th) in 1.00.31.