DAN McKeown masterminded a memorable coup for Ilkley Harriers as his select quartet of runners bagged the win at last week's Leeds Dock Relay.

The event was organised by Run Leeds as part of the Leeds Waterfront Festival, with teams of up to four aiming to complete as many 0.9-mile laps of the dock as possible within a one-hour time limit.

McKeown, Lawrence McCourt, Danny Thompson and Jack Wood formed the Harriers' awesome foursome and they faced opposition from no fewer than 15 teams from Roundhay Runners, plus numerous others.

The course was a pavement-pounding slog around the docks with a quick scuttle across some cobbles at one point, with each runner collecting a token at the end of their lap to stick in their team's envelope. At the end of the hour, any team out on course would be allowed to complete that lap, and the fullest envelope would determine the victor.

And a lung-bursting fourth lap from Wood allowed McCourt to get away for his own fourth lap - the team's 14th in total - just before the hour expired.

That was enough to secure a famous victory, with Roundhay's 'A' team having to settle for an unfortunate 13 laps in second, while there was a six-way tie of teams on 12 laps for third place.

Jim Ryder enjoyed contrasting terrain at Piethorne 10k Trail Race near Rochdale.

He was faced with around 300 metres of elevation on trails alongside reservoirs and bridleways and finished an impressive 17th - second in his MV55 age category - in a field of 119.

Adela Reperecki went one better in terms of her age category as she was first FV60 at the John Carr 5k in Saltaire, stopping the clock in 26:13.

There were lots of excellent parkrun displays over the weekend too, across the age range spectrum.

Catherine Gibbons was the first lady at Richmond, Geoff Howard topped the overall age-grade standings at Skipton (out of 218 runners), Dawn Turner was first in her age group at Horton Park, and Junior Harrier Emma Hall was the second JW10 at Upton House near Poole.

And finally, more good news about Tom Adams' recent victory at the Scafell Pike Trail Marathon.

As well as putting him in pole position in the UK's Golden Trail Championship, it was also the Great Britain team selection race for the World Trail Running Championships in Thailand.

And Ilkley's Adams said on the inov-8 website afterwards: "I got close to qualifying for the world championships a few years back and I was a bit disheartened when I didn't get selected for the team.

"I think that made me want this win even more, so I gave it everything and it paid off.

"I still can't quite believe it, to be honest. It feels kind of like a dream, but my body is telling me it was definitely real! I can't wait to give it my all in Thailand."

Once again, another successful weekend for those involved with Ilkley Harriers.