AIRECENTRE Pacers runners have been notching up the points throughout Yorkshire and beyond, with wins as far north as chilly Aberdeen.

Debbie Bland set a new course record at Armley Parkrun for the over 65 women, in a time of 24 minutes and 33 seconds. The following day, Bland continued her winning streak at Harrogate 10K, an undulating, mixed-terrain course in warm conditions, coming first in her age category in 55.28.

Paul Grindley also achieved an excellent age category position, coming second in the over 55 men in 49.13. William Woodhead arrived soon after in 49.53, followed by Francesca Gatenby in 52.19 and fifth in her age category; and finally Natalie Clarkson in one hour 20 minutes 12 seconds.

Meanwhile, Pacer Richard Walker came fourth in the arduous Halifax Half-Marathon in a time of 1.35.20.

In rural Eccup, several Club members undertook the Eccup 10-Mile Road Race. Sarah Podesta led in the team of Pacers in 1.30.36, followed in quick succession by Simon Walker in 1.35.12 and Adrian Williams in 1.36.36, plus Carly Dykes in 1.49.12.

Chris Jones was the only member of the Club to compete in the multi-pronged Ripon Triathlon. He came 66th in a time of 2.35.33 and was 11th in his age category.

The fourth in the Harrogate Summer League series took place, this time in Knaresborough. The race was well-attended by the Airecentre Pacers. Andrew Humphries led in the men’s Pacer team to come fourth overall, racing to the finish line in an impressive 32.38.

The rest of the Pacer men followed: Richard Walker in 36.29; Owain Gwilym in 38.46; Paul Grindley in 41.44; Simon Molyneux in 42.22; William Woodhead in 42.59; and Nicholas Leathley in 45.07 and second in his age category.

The Pacer women’s team reached the finish line soon afterwards: Debbie Bland in 45.20 and first in her age category; Sally Haigh in 45.34; Carole Keighley in 50.46; Rhona Neilson in 51.11; Helen Alcock in 51.32; Margaret Britton in 51.51 and fifth in her age category; Megan Dennison in 56.27; Dorothy Darnbrough in 56.39 and Amanda Connor in 1.02.32.

Last weekend saw Andy Gledhill compete in the St Aidan's 10k race over in East Leeds, finishing in 55.25.

Two Pacers took part in the notoriously challenging Punk Panther High Life Ultra. Nick Leathley ran the 50km option, finishing the hilly course in an excellent time of 7.47.23.

William Woodhead completed the 105km option, which included 2,400m of ascent for the best views around and took in the highest points surrounding Otley.

The course included racing to the top of many of the local moors; Baildon Moor, (Skipton Moor), Askwith Moor, Lindley Moor, the Chevin, Rombalds Moor and others.

Woodhead took victory, finishing in first place in 15.26; he also proved to be the most improved runner, knocking 52 minutes off his time from the previous year.

Three Pacers competed in the Leeds 10k road race, with Louise Holloway Colthart finishing in a personal best time of 52.53; Andy Gledhill arriving less than a minute afterwards in 53:35; and new Pacer Katie Hill running her first ever race and making it to the finish line in 59.58, thereby achieving her goal of a sub-one hour 10k.

Finally, also on Sunday, Bland gained another first in her age category (and another well-earned envelope of prize money).

Bland raced in the Stonehaven Half-Marathon in Aberdeen, reaching the line in a time of 1.53.46.