AIRECENTRE Pacers women set the pace in Early December festive races.

Rhona Nielsen (2:05:49), Sarah Podesta (2:06:33), and Jessica Dwyer (2:42:57) all completed the Leeds-Liverpool Christmas Cracker half marathon, and Karen Kempton took on the 10k (1:04:50). Suzanne McKay finished the 5k in 37:21.

Meanwhile, Kate Macfarlane was the fifth women home in the Tinsel Turbary Trail 10k (51.05), Charlotte Willis completed her 100th Park Run and Margaret Britton completed the Langdale Christmas Pudding 10k in 56:39.

Finally, anticipation is rising ahead of the 40th edition of the Chevin Chase. This year’s event will again be held on Boxing Day and will be the largest ever - a record 1,400 tickets sold out in less than one hour.