ILKLEY Harriers have recorded one of their most successful weeks ever, with no fewer than five different race winners.

Jack Cummings led an Ilkley 1-2-3 with a sensational performance at the Burley Moor fell race on Saturday, winning the 11km contest with a time of 43 minutes and 25 seconds.

Cummings and fellow Harrier Will Simmons broke clear of the pack early on but by the top of the first climb on to the moor, the former was out on his own.

He was in splendid isolation for the rest of the race on the undulating course, coming home well ahead of Simmons (45:06) and Oscar Stapleton (46:46).

No fewer than 36 Harriers took part in the popular event, part of the Burley Summer Festival, and there were several other notable displays.

Ben Sheppard, Martin Archer and Michael Lomas all made the top 10, while Helen Thurston was the second lady, taking 21st overall in 51:31.

Later on Saturday - just across the moor towards Ilkley - was the Wild Boar on Tour fell race, which provided the latest winning opportunity for in-form Jack Wood, who held off a two-pronged attack from Keswick AC’s Mark Lamb and Carl Bell.

And a Harriers Saturday hat-trick was completed by Nathan Edmondson, who powered to victory at the Shepherd’s Skyline.

Run over 10km on the moors around Todmorden and featuring a dramatic descent off Stoodley Pike, Edmondson took the prized scalp of fell running legend Ian Holmes.

There were 52 seconds between the pair on the line, Edmondson clocked 43:02, with the multiple British champion Holmes a clear second ahead of Shaun Godsman.

Sunday saw the second year of Run Bolton Abbey, featuring 10km, 10-mile and half marathon options.

The organisers had ironed out some glitches from the inaugural running 12 months previously and the stunning location and off-road route provided a fabulous setting.

It was a day to remember for Ilkley’s Istvan Jacso, who was a dominant winner of the 10-miler with a time of one hour, seven minutes and 15 seconds, nearly eight minutes ahead of second-placed Matthew Brennan.

Derek Oliver was ninth, Jill Ezzard 60th and Jemma Basham 66th out of 178 finishers.

And a fifth success of the week came courtesy of Colin Williams in the Grim Four by Four marathon around Swinsty and Fewston reservoirs.

Four separate marathons were held over four days and Williams maintained the fine form he has shown all year over a variety of distances.

He came out on top in Friday’s race with a time of three hours, 26 minutes and 41 seconds, leading from the outset and pulling clear of his rivals to win by over 10 minutes.

Tom Worboys also notched a top 10 in Saturday’s marathon at the same event, taking seventh place in 3:50:04.

Two young Ilkley Harriers impressed in Milton Keynes on Sunday at the British Cross Challenge. Euan Brennan finished third in the Under-20 men's race and Bethan Morley was 11th in the U17 women's event.

Three Harriers also took part in the scenic Betws-y-Coed 10k trail race in Wales, with Jane Bryant leading the trio home in 90th place out of 355 finishers.

Finally, Tim Ashelford came seventh in the Parkrun at Woodhouse Moor with a time of 18 minutes and 34 seconds.