ILKLEY Harriers went global once again as Jack Wood travelled to Poland to compete for Great Britain in the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships.

Runners tackled the challenging 36-kilometre route, with 2,110 meters of climbing and descending, in cold and wet conditions.

Wood put in a sterling performance to come 35th in three hours, one minute and three seconds, as Great Britain finished sixth overall.

Back in Yorkshire, Ilkley Harriers hosted an incredibly tight second race in the Harrogate and District Summer Road Race league.

Three Ilkley Harriers and Harrogate’s Andrew Grant were competing for victory, and they ran almost neck and neck throughout. There were only two seconds separating the top four at the finish.

Ilkley's Matt Newell crossed the line first in 26 minutes and two seconds, with teammates Robert Little (26.03) and Jack Cummings (26.04) coming second and fourth respectively.

Meanwhile, Helen Waddington completed the 23-mile Ilkley Skyline Fell Challenge route in just four hours and 13 minutes, knocking one hour and 20 minutes off the current FV50 record.

Hilda Coulsey was the first FV65 across the line at the monthly Evensplits 5K race. The event took place at the Brownlee Centre and Coulsey came home in 24.10.

Tom Worboys ran the 32-mile Ultra distance 'Glorious Gargrave' event, entering to experience running beyond the marathon distance.

The flat, local course appealed but the heat was relentless. He persevered in difficult conditions, and was rewarded by finishing third in six hours and 35 seconds.

Bolton Abbey was the venue for the 5-mile Solstice Saunter, where Jann Smith was third female finisher, with a time of 39.36.

Paul Carman participated in the 10 Peaks Short Course in the Lake District. He was joint-winner with Tom Hollins in a time of seven hours and 20 minutes, setting a new course record.

Other Ilkley Harriers were also in the Lake District at the 22-mile British Championship Buttermere Horseshoe race. Alison Weston (5.59.13) claimed second FV50 and Steve Turland (5.11.05) also achieved some championship points.

Petra Bijsterveld travelled to Wilmslow to compete in the Half Marathon and completed it in 2.11.54.

Meanwhile, Ilkley Harriers finished 13th overall out of 50 teams at the 47.5-mile Bradford Millennium Way Relay. Kate Archer and Rachel Carter's time of 1.35.08 recorded the fifth fastest female time for this leg since it was first run in 2014.

Istvan Jacso and Nathan Edmondson time of 1.15.35 for the fifth and final leg was the second fastest on the day as the 10 Harriers runners completed the course in 6.57.47.

In this week's Parkruns, Ilkley Harriers' Steven Gott (18.28) ran brilliantly to claim fourth at Woodhouse Moor, while Rob Cunningham (18.47) achieved a fine eighth place finish in Stretford.

Lucy Cunningham shone at Skipton, finishing as first female and eighth overall in 19.53. Mark Mon-Williams (19.56) could also be happy with his 15th place at Kingsbury Water.

Elsewhere, Oscar Street came 64th in Bradford with a time of 23.27 and Stephanie Fox (26.41) finished 108th at Clumber Park.