STORM Dennis decided to gate crash one of the toughest local half marathons this weekend.

The Liversedge half is a tough, hilly test run around the Spen valley area, and Pacers Sarah Podesta (2:02.07) and Rhona Neilson (2:03.09) put in impressive performances in the dreadful conditions.

Joe Sagar (Spen AC) won the race in 1:10.52 and Margaret Beever (Stainland Lions) was first lady in 1:27.09.