THERE were some strong performances from Barlick Fell Runners in the gruelling Haworth Hobble on Saturday.

A number of runners followed a 32-mile course of Yorkshire Pennine paths and tracks from Haworth over the moors to Calderdale, up Stoodley Pike and back to Haworth via Heptonstall and Crimsworth Dean.

As if 32 miles and 5,000 feet of climbing was not enough of a test, runners were battered by strong winds, driving rain and even hail.

Rory Harris, an unattached runner, was first runner home in the atrocious conditions, clocking a time of 4:22:59.

Not far behind him was Barlick's Ian Livesey and Nick Treitl, who put in a cracking performance to finish second overall and first in the pairs section in a time of 4:24:01.

Another terrific performance from Ben Hoyle and Lorraine Slater saw them finish first mixed pairs with a time of 5:06.30.

Stephen Shorrock was 15th in 4:56.52, Andy Berry was 31st in 5:07.01 and Pete Jackson was 72nd in 5:45.26, but he was the first V60 home.

Emma Taylor finished 80th overall in 5:51.47, but was the second lady to cross the finish line.

Three other Barlick Fell Runners were Gary Bradley, who was 94th in 5:57:47; Karl Robb, who 96th in 5:58:10; and Katie Towers, who was 172nd in 6:52:05.