IT WAS another great turnout turnout for Harriers at the Christmas Day parkruns, with lots of their runners finishing in the top twenty placings.

James Lee was eleventh to finish at the Bradford parkrun, Dylan and Oscar Shinn finished in tenth and twelfth places respectively at the Bradford parkrun, with Catherine Gibbons being the second lady to finish at the Skipton parkrun, finishing in nineteenth place overall.

In Wales, Michael Lomas finished in ninth place at the Barry Island parkrun.

On Boxing Day, the annual Chevin Chase fell race took place. This seven-mile multi-terrain race starts and finishes in Guiseley, via a scenic circuit of Otley Chevin. As is customary, lots of runners turned out in festive fancy dress.

Despite the snowy & muddy conditions, lots of great results from Ilkley Harriers. Nathan Edmondson led the Harriers home, finishing in an impressive third place, in a time of 39:17, finishing just two seconds behind Olympic Triathlete Jonathan Brownlee. He was closely followed by Tom Adams in fourth place.

Great running also by Cam Riley who finished in the top ten. Kate Archer led Ilkley ladies home, finishing first in her age category with Harrier Rachel Carter hot on her heels, finishing one second after Kate, with Rachel finishing second in her age category. Adela Reperecki had a great run also, finishing second in her age category.

Over in Lancashire, the annual Ribble Valley 10 km took place. This classic fast road race, which attracts many elite runners is organised by Blackburn Harriers. I

t takes place near Clitheroe, running through closed roads in the beautiful Ribble Valley. Some stunning performances by Ilkley Harriers; Ruaridh Mon-Williams was the first Harrier home in 32:05, closely followed by Jemima Elgood, who was fourth lady overall, finishing in a time of 33:12 which shattered the all-time female Harriers record for the distance.

She also helped Ilkley ladies take the team prize, with Jane McCarthy and Helen Waddington (with a PB of 44:40) also counting for the winning team. There were plenty of other great category placings too; Ken Souyave first V70 to finish, Jane McCarthy second FV45 to finish and Hilda Coulsey third FV65 to finish.