It was a busy weekend for Otley AC. Several members were out at Calder Valley’s Vocation Mytholmroyd 6 miles/1600ft race, which was also the club's final ‘Fell Runner of the Year’ counting race.

Andrew Robertshaw was first home for Otley, followed by Tom Lynch, Colin Best, Caron Ralph, Phil Robinson and Antonio Cardinale.

Robinson's finish saw him retain the Otley fell runner of the year trophy.

In the West Yorkshire Cross Country at Spenborough, the juniors were the stars for Otley with Jenson Brogden 17th in Under-17 men in 21.57, Charlotte Chambers sixth in Under-13 girls in 11.01. Rosie Barraclough (47th), Milly Spencer (53rd) and Amber Stewart (54th) also ran well in the Under-13 girls. Ned Gallagher-Thompson was 14th and Aston Brogden 18th in Under-13 boys and Harriet Williams 38th in the Under-11 girls.

Howard Jeffrey and Andy Webster ran in the Bah Humbug 10K in Middleton Park, a route that was mostly on grass which was in slippery and hard going in places.

Jeffrey came in in 53.29 and also secured the M60 title for the Leeds race series. Webster also ran well and was 94th in 55.04.

Sarah Fuller headed further north for the Cheviot Goat Ultra, a tough, very hilly and very boggy 55-mile race taking in a large loop around the Northumberland National Park.

The weather deteriorated through the day, making the conditions very challenging. Fuller finished in 20 hours, four minutes.

Finally, Paul Tranter was at the Leeds Liverpool Christmas Cracker Marathon, one of ’Its Grim Up North’s’ races organised on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The route started at Kirstall Bridge, went three miles into Leeds before returning along the canal to Saltaire for the final turn-around point at 16 miles. Tranter finished 10th.