SKYRAC’S Chris Thornton put in a superb run to finish sixth with a time of 34 minutes and 48 seconds at the second West Yorkshire Cross-Country League meeting at Guiseley’s Nunroyd Park.

The meeting was hosted by Skyrac AC and saw the most challenging conditions for years, with the deep mud and waterlogged ground posing a true cross-country test for runners.

Skyrac’s Chris Dove also put in a strong run to gain 29th place (37.44) in the senior men’s race, followed by Andy McCue in 52nd (39.16), Mark Beaumont in 67th (40.29) and Steven Porteous in 139th (49.18).

In the senior women’s race Charlotte Slack had another impressive run for a top 10 finish, coming in ninth (23.12).

She was followed by Amy Hartley in 23rd (24.47), Jenny Beaumont in 38th (26.34), Molly Keefe in 41st (26.52) and Arifa Chakera in 65th (29.14), with the team finishing sixth overall on the day.

In the Skyrac’s junior teams, Abdimalid Darood finished second (15.22) in the under-15 boys race to help the team finish second overall.

He was followed by club-mates Ben Hill in eighth and Taylor Sebright-Pickard in 31st.

In the under-15 girls race Charlotte Rawstron finished second (11.42), meaning the team finished in fourth place.

In the other junior races, Jacob Palmer finished fifth and James McLarnon 11th in the under-11 boys race, while Amelia White came 11th in the under-11 girls race.

Matilda Jacques was the first Skyrac finisher in 35th place in the under-13 girls race.

In the under-17 men’s race Joe Boyle finished 16th (22.40).

Hannah Stubbs finished 21st (22.14) and Sophie McIlroy 23rd (23.46) in the under-17 women’s race.

Earlier in the day, several Skyrac runners, some of who also ran the cross-country race in the afternoon, achieved impressive personal bests at the Age UK Abbey Dash 10k in Leeds.

McCue was the first Skyrac runner over the finish line on the Headrow with a PB (35.39), finishing eighth in the Male 45 category and 321st overall out of 6,763 runners.

Chakera ran a PB (44.49)and finished 13th in the Female 45 category.

There were also PBs for Porteous (44.46) and Maddy Ellison (54.15).