IT was a 'Super Saturday' for Ilkley Harriers, with a sequence of race wins coming in quick succession.

There was a notable morning double in the Northern Masters 5km at the Brownlee Centre just outside Leeds as Dan McKeown (16:58) and Istvan Jacso (17:12) notched a one-two in this over-35s event, closely followed by David Foyston and Jaysson Sawyer.

And Helen Thurston showed she's flying again after an injury, winning the ladies race in 18:59, with teammate Sally Armitage also ducking under 20 minutes in 19:46.

Not content with just one race in the day, McKeown and Jacso then headed to Bingley in the afternoon for the annual Harriers v Cyclists showdown up to and then back down from the Baildon Moor trig point.

Two wheels usually prove quicker than two feet but this year - in the boggy and muddy conditions - it was a runner who emerged triumphant.

And that was Ilkley's Nathan Edmondson who established a significant advantage with a powerful climb from the start.

It proved crucial as he was first home of the 211 entrants, nearly a minute ahead of leading rider David Mirfield.

In third place - and the second runner - was Ilkley's Jack Cummings, who was overtaken late on by Mirfield.

In the run-only standings there were also excellent top-20 finishes for Jacso, McKeown and Nick Helliwell.

A little further afield at the Kendal Mountain Festival, there was another Saturday success for Ilkley, this time from Tom Adams who was the clear-cut winner of the 10km trail race.

Nearly 700 runners finished, and there was also a fine display from Jim Ryder, who was fourth in the M50+ age category.

Described as a classic trail run, strewn with natural obstacles, it featured several great ascents and a town centre finish which saw Adams stop the clock in 38:15, 45 seconds ahead of his nearest pursuer.

Meanwhile Adams' great rival and fellow Harrier Jack Wood was busy representing Great Britain at the World Mountain Running Championships in Argentina.

He was up against the likes of American ultrarunner Jim Walmsley in the men's long-distance event in Patagonia.

Walmsley, who set a world best for 50 miles earlier this year, won in 3:12:16 for the 41.5km course, which included high river crossings and a total ascent of 2,184m.

First Brit was world trail running champion Jonathan Albon in fourth, while Wood was 43rd out of 88 finishers in 3:52:34.

Also enjoying a very different running experience was Paul Stephens as he joined 40,000 others at the Great Ethiopian 10km around the streets of Addis Ababa, going well under the hour mark despite the big field, hot conditions and altitude.

Back on home soil - or should that be mud - and Sunday saw the latest West Yorkshire Cross Country race.

Ilkley's ladies took fourth place thanks to Kate Archer, Rachel Carter, Sarah Pickering and Beth Massey, while the men were fifth in their standings and led home by Dom Coy.

A busy week also featured plenty of endurance challenges, not least the Tour of Pendle on Saturday.

Jeff Green, Paul Carman, Dave Robson and Steve Turland all tackled the six different climbs up Pendle while the following day Mark Judkowski headed to the Dales for the 'Wensleydale Wedge', a 23-mile loop from Askrigg.

And Colin Williams took part in the 'Hell of the Hill', with over 4,000 feet elevation gain and 26.2 miles of tough stone and muddy trails around Rivington Pike near Chorley.