IT has been a week of success for Ilkey Harriers runners in a variety of races, with one competitor stunning his opponents by finishing more than six minutes ahead of second place.

That was in the Burley Moor fell race, which made a welcome return.

The race is part of the annual Burley in Wharfedale Summer Festival.

It is11km in length, with a main ascent of approximately 800ft and leaves from Scalebor Park Pavilion in Burley, to go up on a loop up to the moor.

There were 14 members of Ilkley Harriers that took part in this race, on a glorious sunny autumnal day.

Jack Cummings stormed his way round to finish in first place in a time of 42:31.

He was more than six minutes ahead of the second finisher.

Kate Archer was the first lady to finish, in a time of 56:17.

Dave Robson and Andrew Overend also managed to finish in top ten positions.

Then there was the Punk Panther Ultra "A Short Circuit".

Here, Jane McCarthy was first lady to finish.

This 35-mile, largely off-road, loop from Otley, with approximately 4500 ft of elevation, involves a circuit of the local area.

This includes checkpoints at Yeadon Tarn, Menston, the Cow and Calf and Denton and Washburn, before climbing above Lindley Wood Reservoir and onto Farnley for the final two-mile descent to Otley.

Five Harriers took part, with McCarthy finishing fourth overall, in a time of 5:48:46.

Three other Harriers finished in the top 20.

This included, James Dobbing in 13th position, Dave Reynier in 14th position and Colin Williams in 16th position.

Petra Bijsterveld was the other Ilkley Harrier lady to run, and was first FV50 to finish.

The first race in the PECO cross-country series of five races took place in Middleton Park in Leeds.

It involved a 4.5-mile circuit within Middleton Park.

Ilkley Harrier, Nathan Edmondson, finished in first place - a great win, especially as all the leaders had to thread their way through the field after everyone went off course early on.

This added an unexpected extra half mile onto the race.

Thirteen senior men and two senior women also took part with great results all round.

Tom Adams (pictured) was not only first finisher at this weeks Robert’s Park parkrun, he also set a new course record.

He finished in a superb time of 15:34.

Adams was followed by Michael Abrams-Cohen, in third place, in a time of 18.27.

Several other Harriers also got top ten places at this week’s parkruns, including Michael Lomas, who was second to finish at the Barry Island parkrun.

Meanwhile, Adam Gerrish finished in fifth place at the Chevin Forest parkrun, while Robin Nicholson was seventh finisher at the same parkrun.

Elsewhere, Rob Cunningham was a superb second - less than a minute behind the winner - at the Bolton Abbey Trail Half Marathon.

This was in a time of 1:45:48.

Alison Weston was again to the fore at the Dunnerdale fell race - a 5-mile race (with over 1500 ft of climbing) in the South Lakes and another one of the FRA 50 races.

Finally, Leah Chown set a new 10k PB and was fifth lady at the Lytham Windmill 10k in 42:43.