THERE were five more race victories and plenty of other top performances from Ilkley Harriers over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Jack Cummings, the runaway winner of the inaugural Ilkley Half-Marathon last month, followed up in similarly dominant style at the Burnsall 10-mile in baking heat on Saturday.

Run on undulating Dales roads, Cummings clocked a speedy 56 minutes and 27 seconds despite the challenging temperatures. He had over a minute-and-a-half in hand over the second-placed runner.

Fellow Harriers Lawrence Basham, Nick Helliwell, Steve Murray and Daryl King all finished in the top third of the standings, while Catherine Crawley led the Ilkley ladies home.

Just the one Harrier took on the Burnsall Fell Race later that afternoon, with Peter Shelley in 57th out of the 140 who completed the up-and-down course.

Tom Adams’ winning run continues apace as he notched a couple more fell race successes. First up was Pendleton, which this year counted as a selection event for the Home International Races on September 21.

Then on Bank Holiday Monday, Adams triumphed at the short and sharp Hebden course near Grassington - again getting the better of a tussle with Pudsey’s Joe Baxter.

Close by on the Sunday, Jack Wood was in winning form himself at the Halton Gill Sports Fell Race, just 24 hours after a second place in the Malham Show Fell Race.

Away from the Dales, there was an outstanding display in the Vichy Ironman in the Auvergne region of France.

Racing her first Ironman event - which comprises a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and then a marathon (26.2-mile) run – was Ilkley’s Jane McCarthy.

Months of gruelling training back home were rewarded with a stunning time of 12 hours, 10 minutes and 12 seconds. And she rounded it off with a sub-four-hour marathon which saw her make the podium thanks to second place in the female 45-49 age category.

A little closer to home in Derbyshire, the Harriers’ Dan McKeown notched a runner-up spot in Ilkeston Running Club’s ‘Double or Quit’ race.

This offered a choice of one, two or three five-mile laps in blazing hot Bank Holiday sunshine.

McKeown resisted the temptation to go with the shorter distances, sticking on for the 15-mile option and finishing in an impressive time of 1.39.53, which put him second overall and first MV40.

And on the Parkrun front, there was an eye-catching Harriers’ result at Woodhouse Moor, with three runners in the top 15.

Nathan Edmondson crossed the line in front in 16.15, with Tim Ashelford ninth and Andrew Overend 15th.