SETTLE Harriers Rachel Hill produced a winning run in the Arncliffe Gala Race which was run in sunny conditions.

She was the first lady home in 13min 46sec and crossed the line 13 seconds ahead of Bramley's Rachel Piling withWharfedale Harriers Emma Hopkinson finishing third in 14.55.

The senior men's race saw Mercia’s Simon Bailey (10.23), repeat his win of 2014. Rossendale's Sam Tosh (10.30) was his closest challenger while Wharfedale Harriers’ Ted Mason (10.40) was third for the third-successive race.

Wharfedale’s Thomas Nelson (11.37) improved on last year's second place finish by winning the under-17 boys race. Bingley Harriers’ Matthew Merrick (11.46) was second ahead of Broughton Runners’ Joe Edmondson.

Ilkley Harriers Jemima Elgood continued her good form to win the girls race in 13.19.

Like her twin brother, Victoria Merrick (14.44) took second place with Helm Hill’s Katherine Lawson (15.18), taking third position.

The under-14 race is a true lung buster of a chase up and down the steep-sided fell, and back to the finish line.

Keighley and Craven’s Joe Hudson continued his run of success by powering to the line in 8.53.

He was 25 seconds ahead of Settle Harriers’ Thomas Marshall with Wharfedale’s Logan Hargreaves-Madhas a further eight seconds back in third place.

The girls race produced a victory for Clayton-le-Moors' Briony Holt (9.59). The remaining two places on the podium were filled by Helm Hill’s Katie Thurlow (10.39) and Wharfedale’s Emily Jones (11.19).

Kendal’s Fraser Sproul broke his own record to win the under-12 race in 6.20. The Wharfedale duo of Alex Thompson (6.35) and Sam Smith (6.50) were second and third respectively.

The winner of the girls’ race was Wharfedale's Alice Jones (7.23) with Ilkley Harriers’ Poppy Anderson (7.44) taking second place and Charlotte Barrett (8.13), finishing third.

The second record of the day was broken by Clayton-le-Moors Jenson Bentham in the under-nine race. He sprinted across the finish line in 5.36.

Second was Barlick Fell Runners’ Harley Treitl (5.40) and third was Jacob Reeday (5.50). Hoad Hill’s Bethan Saunders proved she is a force to be reckoned with as she again won the girls’ race in 5.59. The second and third girls respectively were Wharfedale’s Hattie Bishop (6.09) and Keighley and Craven’s Hannah Robinson (6.11).