SAM Conroy was riding high in the Yorkshire Cross Country Championships at Lightwater Valley.

The Keighley & Craven runner won the under-13 boys race and helped his club take the team title.

Conroy completed the course in 8min 54sec and finished seven seconds ahead of his team-mate Sam Headley who took second place.

With Donnabhan Rudden taking fifth place, Keighley & Craven managed to hold off the determined challenge of City of Sheffield.

Giggleswick student Euan Brennan, running for Ilkley Harriers, was second in the under-17 boys race and helped his club to the team gold.

Tom Barrett of Keighley & Craven was 11th, his team-mate Sam Jackson came home 16th and Wharfedale's Will Thompson finished 25th.

Alice Jones produced another good run for Wharfedale Harriers as she took third place in the under-15 girls race.

Her Skipton Girls High School colleague Lilli Carr was fifth for Keighley & Craven who were third in the team event. Eva Crossley 20th and Niamh Conroy 23rd, gave Carr good support.

The promising Harisah Ghafoor was fifth in the under-13 girls event for Keighley and Craven who were second in the team event.

Sebastianna Bairstow came eighth and Beth Roberts tenth to complete a strong performance from the team.

A number of the successful Ermysted's Grammar School runners were in action for their clubs in the under-15 boys race.

Sebastian Segger-Staveley carried the colours of Settle Harriers to seventh place, while Keighley & Craven's Harvey Lewis was12th.

The Wharfedale Harriers trio of Louis Hudson 18th, Alex Thompson 21st and Jack Muir 28th all finished in the top 30 along with Keighley & Craven's Jath Lee 29th.

Lee Athersmith led the Wharfedale Harriers challenge in the senior men's race in 41st place. He was followed home by Christian Holmes 46th, and Sam Watson 56th.

Hinda Hargreaves was the top Keighley & Craven finisher in the senior women's race. She came 35th and was closely followed by team-mate Sarah O'Sullivan 38th.

Wharfedale Harriers' top finisher was Claire Pearson in 47th while the recent women's winner in the Silsden New Year's Dar Fun Run, Katherine Kirkham, was 60th.