IT was a memorable day for the Harriers at the 67th Three Peaks Race, supported by Inov-8, with a host of stunning performances.

They brought home two individual trophies in what is dubbed the 'marathon with mountains' and is arguably Britain's most famous fell race.

Ruaridh Mon-Williams was an incredible eighth overall in 3:06:19 - a place ahead of Harriers legend Tom Adams, who was racing for Inov-8 on the day. Ruaridh was first in the M25 standings on what was his first attempt at the event.

It was all the more impressive as the field was stacked at the front end given that it was the GB selection race for the European Trail Championships.

Also making his debut and returning with a trophy was Jeff Green, who clocked 3:43:12 and topped the M50 category.

There were many other superb displays too - Michael Odell (3:27:00) made the top 20 in his first appearance and earned '1st Class' status as a result, while Alison Weston (5:01:43) was running in the race for an incredible 21st time!

The Fellsman long distance running event, which has been running since 1962, took place on the same day as the Yorkshire Three Peaks. It is a tough high-level traverse covering 61miles over very hard rugged pathless moorland, involving over 11,000 feet of climbing and goes from Ingleton to Threshfield in the Yorkshire Dales.

Most of the route is over privately owned land and therefore does not follow well-defined footpaths so good navigational skills are essential for this race, with checkpoints along the route.

Ben Sheppard, Jack Gribbin, Jane McCarthy and Kate Archer completed this race, all with excellent results. Ben was the first Harrier home and completed the route in 14:36:10.

He was followed by Jack in 15:01:19, with Kate and Jane fourth ladies to finish in a great time of 15:54:46. All Harriers finished in the first 40 finishers, incredible in such a tough event.

The last race of the Bunny Run series, organised by Wharfedale Harriers, took place this week, with the series culminating in a relay race.

58 teams took part, competing for prizes in various categories.

Harrier Jack Wood was part of the winning team, his team completing the relay in 29:30, a great end to the Bunny Run series.

This followed on from a very successful Easter for the Harriers.

Easter Sunday saw the 25th staging of the popular Guiseley Gallop 10km trail race.

This two-lap course takes place on trails through Esholt Woods near Guiseley, with some tarmac and paths to contend with around the edge of the course. Ilkley Harrier Jack Cummings won the race with Jack storming to the finish in a speedy 33:57. He was followed by Rob Cunningham who finished in ninth place in a time of 42:00.

Third Harrier home was Dave Foyston in 44:37. Ruth Kitchen led the Ilkley ladies’ home, with Ruth being the third lady to finish overall.

She was followed by Catherine Crawley in 49:56, with Catherine taking first place in her age category.

Alison Bennett was the third Ilkley lady home in 51:42, with Alison taking the first prize in her age category.

Mark Iley also had a great run with Mark being the first V60 to finish.

Harrier Ben Rothery finished in a fantastic third place at the Rivington Pike Fell Race in a time of 17:42, just behind international runners who finished in first and second places. This 5.2 km Category B short but tough fell race has 800ft of ascent.