AS the sun beats down, local races are now in plentiful supply again - as are wins for Ilkley Harriers.

The highlight of last week was a one-two at the Beamsley Beacon Fell Race.

Over 100 runners took part and it was won in a time of 33:52 by Ilkley's Nathan Edmondson, just two seconds in front of clubmate Oli Murphy.

Dan Dry was fifth, and there was a victory in the MV60 category for Bob Hamilton.

Just three days after his Ilkley Half Marathon fourth place, Jack Cummings was back in action at the Chevin Fell Race in Otley, sponsored by Yorkshire Runner.

And he was right in the mix again, taking second place in 17:48, 17 seconds behind winner Graham Rush of Leeds City AC.

Runners were set off in waves every 10 seconds, based on their own predicted times, which helped reduce potential bottlenecks and conditions were close to ideal on a glorious summer evening.

There were fine performances too from fellow Harriers Jeff Green, 13th overall and 2nd MV50, and Steve Ladhams in 33rd.

Cummings then headed to the southwest Pennines for the 'Alderman's Ascent' on Saturday.

A classic 8.5km fell race route; it featured over 400m of climbing and a stacked field given its inclusion in this year's FRA's English Championship series.

And Cummings (36th) and Dan Dry (34th) both notched hugely creditable top-40 positions.

But Ilkley display of the day in the event belonged to Kate Archer, who was 13th in the women's race and second in the FV40 standings.

Also heading west at the weekend was Rachel Carter, who continued her prize-winning haul at the Ingleborough Mountain Race.

Essentially an out-and-back race up Ingleborough, Carter was second lady and first FV50 in a time of 1:05:51 while fellow Harrier Danny Thompson was one place ahead of her in the overall standings in 31st.

Markedly less hilly but certainly no less of a challenge, especially in the searing heat, was the Sir Titus Trot Marathon on the Leeds-Liverpool canal on Sunday.

But that didn't deter Colin Williams, who clocked just over four hours and was rewarded with the trophy for the second male.

Also braving the sun on Sunday was Dave Foyston at the Fountains 10k near Ripon.

One consolation of the warm weather was that it all but dried up the famed puddle in the middle of this trail race, but there was still the odd boggy patch, and Foyston kept his cool to take 19th place in 41:26.

And on the triathlon front, Ilkley's Rhys Jones added another medal to his collection with second place at the British Paratri Championships at Eton Dorney in Buckinghamshire.

A stunning personal best of 27:14 on the 20km bike leg alongside guide Rhys James was followed by 18:14 in the 5km run to take silver.