SOME impressive running by Airecentre Pacers runners at the weekend saw several personal bests and an impressive race win plus several “first timers” enjoying the delights of the slog across Ilkley Moor on the Rombalds Stride.

The Saturday race win was scored by Andrew Humphries racing in the Kirkstall Cutter, a 16k mixed terrain race starting and finishing at the old Kirkstall Brewery.

A total of 137 people ran this challenging race on a mixture of towpath, riverside trails, a tough mid section climb through Calverley Woods before a road section and towpath back to Kirkstall.

Humphries held off a stiff challenge from Pete Culmer (Horsforth Harriers) to win by just 48 seconds in a time of 1:08.07.

Meanwhile, a large contingent of Pacers tackled the Rombalds Stride, a 23-mile trek for runners and walkers across trails and tracks over Ilkley Moor starting and finishing in Guiseley.

There is a 10 hour cut off for this race, which is famed for its adverse weather conditions. This year's edition featured strong winds but fortunately no rain though mud was in plentiful supply.

Nick Jovanovic led the team home in a personal best time of 3:52, followed by Simon Molyneaux (4:02), Sally Haigh (4:28), Carole Keighley on her 11th Rombalds, (5:41 personal best) with Isobel Hainsworth- Brear, Louise Holloway-Cathcart in hot pursuit also on 5:41 and the final group of Bernadette Murby, Susan Hulme, Marianne Smith and Sally Russ arriving back in 7:07.

On Sunday, Andrew Smith raced the Dewsbury 10k. He put in a fine performance to clock a 10k personal best, finishing 48th in 34.12.

Finally, in conditions far removed from Yorkshire winter weather, Margaret Britton raced the Torremolinos Half Marathon in 24c sunshine and had to contend with a 7k hilly finish, recording a great time of 1:54.37.