ILKLEY Harriers' runner Tom Adams notched another emphatic win last weekend, this time at the Gisburn Forest 10k Trail Race.

Adams powered away from the field over the scenic 10km course. He crossed the line in 33 minutes and 57 seconds, well ahead of second-placed Joe Baxter of Pudsey and Bramley AC. Rossendale's Jonathan Cleaver in third was the only other runner to break the 40-minute mark.

Nathan Edmondson just missed out on a 10k victory of his own at the Shepherd's Skyline event, taking second place behind Mercia's Simon Bailey. On a fast, muddy course which featured 350 metres of climbing, Edmondson clocked 44:34 while Harriers teammate Steve Gott was 11th in 49:54.

On Sunday, in-form Mike Abrams-Cohen led a strong contingent of Harriers home at the hilly Guy Fawkes 10-mile road race. He smashed his personal best time by over four minutes as he took 42nd place out of 797 finishers in one hour, eight minutes and three seconds. Only just behind were Kate Archer and Rachel Carter, who were third and fourth ladies, respectively - and also first and second in the F40 standings.

Alongside that pair was Steve Murray, his 47th being good enough for third in the M50 category. Hilda Coulsey was second F65 and Catherine Crawley was fourth F40.

Stepping up in distance, the oddly-named Short Circuit saw three Harriers tackle a 33-mile local loop, which contained over 4,000 feet of climbing. It is one of a series of races organised by Punk Panther.

The route starts in Otley and goes up to Surprise View at the top of the Chevin, over to Bramhope, Cookridge, Yeadon Tarn, Guiseley Woods, Hawksworth, Menston, onto the moor at Burley Woodhead to the Cow and Calf, down Ben Rhydding and up to Timble and Norwood before finishing at Pool-in-Wharfedale.

As if that wasn't testing enough, the muddy underfoot conditions added to the challenge but Ben Sheppard thrived on it, taking sixth place in just over five hours while Oli Street was 35th and Dave Reynier 61st of the 100 plus who completed it.

Sunday's Bradford Half-Marathon saw three excellent Harriers performances. There was a top-20 finish for Derek Oliver, which put him second in his M55 age category, while Daryl King was 24th overall and Michael Ho 35th - the latter duo both claimed third in the M40 and M45 brackets.

Also at Bradford, Will Worboys was 65th out of 210 in the 10km event with a time of 50:24.

Alison Weston and Andy Wolfenden travelled to the Northern Lakes for the Derwent Water 10-mile road race the same day.

Starting from the centre of Keswick, the undulating route circles around Derwent Water, with Weston making it back in 1:25:09 while Wolfenden's 1:39:30 put him high up in the M70 standings.

To round off a busy week there were impressive Parkrun displays, with pride of place going to Beth Massey and Jane McCarthy - who were first females at Bradford and Myrtle - and Paul Carman, who was third at Fountains Abbey in 18:43.


Shepherd's Skyline, Saturday

(1 43:40 Simon Bailey, Mercia)

2 44:34 Nathan Edmondson

11 49:54 Steve Gott

192 finished

Guy Fawkes 10, Sun 3 Nov

42 1:08:03 Mike Abrams-Cohen

45 1:08:45 Kate Archer 1st F40

46 1:08:49 Rachel Carter 2nd F40

47 1:08:44 Steve Murray 3rd M50

148 1:18:26 Catherine Crawley

178 1:20:39 Caroline Howe

198 1:21:50 Claire McLoughlin

300 1:27:36 Helen Waddington

345 1:29:23 Hilda Coulsey 2nd F65

460 1:34:48 Jayne Norman

466 1:35:08 Fiona Schneider

797 finished

Derwent Water 10, Sunday

(1 53:49 James Douglas, Border)

214 1:25:09 Alison Weston

344 1:39:30 Andy Wolfenden

448 finished

Parkruns, Saturday


(1 17:25 Will Kerr, Saltaire Striders)

20 21:43 Beth Massey 1st F

21 21:47 Oscar Street

98 27:02 Paula Reynier

280 ran

Fountains Abbey

(1 18:21 Trevor Schofield, Ripon Runners)

3 18:43 Paul Carman

31 22:23 Jann Smith 3rd F

285 ran


(1 20:58 Ben Watson, Baildon Runners)

4 21:44 Jane McCarthy 1st F

133 ran


(1 18:13 Tim Chadwick, Skipton AC)

5 20:54 Rob Budding

36 26:46 Nicola Budding

39 27:05 Fiona Schneider

123 38:41 Catherine Gibbons

136 ran

Victoria Glasgow

(1 17:09 Paul Sutherland, U/A)

35 21:17 Craig Berry

385 ran

Woodhouse Moor

(1 16:35 Marcos Valerio Palacos, Roundhay Runners)

15 19:16 Tim Ashelford

392 ran


(1 16:58 Zak Mountford, Builth and District RC)

15 18:52 Michael Abrams-Cohen

31 20:03 Sally Armitage 3rd F

389 ran