Despite the threat of rain and high winds, there was another large turnout for the ninth running of popular multi-terrain race the Apperley Bridge Canter last Thursday, organised by Horsforth Harriers.

The 2013 version was won by Woodhouse Grove School’s director of music Phillip Tedd.

He romped home in 33min 06sec, almost two minutes ahead of Joe Baxter (34:56), with Saltaire Striders’ Simon Pass in third (35:12).

Finishing in 35:34, fourth in the men’s race was Mark Smith, who was in Horsforth colours for the first time.

The ladies’ race was won by Aiveen Fox in 38:22.

She was also making her Horsforth racing debut after, like Smith, recently moving to the area.

Second in the ladies’ race was former winner Donna Edmondson Booker of Idle AC (38:58), with Stainland Lions’ Lucy Thompson third (39:14).

Horsforth’s Helen Barber won the hotly contested ladies’ F45 category in 42:18.

The Harriers’ next race from the school is the Horsforth 10k on September 29.