THE 2016 British Open Fell Runners Association (BOFRA) season will culminate in this weekend’s presentation dinner at Gisburn’s Stirk House Hotel.

One of the most impressive performers during the campaign was Bentham resident Mike Egner. The Settle Harriers runner dominated the V60 category.

He secured full points in the first eight races he competed in during the 16-race series.

Not only did Egner head his age group but he regularly finished inside the top 15 runners overall, phenomenal for someone of his age.

Just as exceptional were his performances in the longer Fell Runners Association’s (FRA) Championships.

In contrast to the short, steep BOFRA events, he has also proved an all-round ability over distances of 3.5 up to 16.8 miles by securing the V60 English and British Championships titles after competing in races as far away as Northern Ireland and Wales.

Egner was not the only Craven veteran to enjoy success. Threshfield’s Kirsty Hall (Wharfedale Harriers) won the BOFRA V40 and senior ladies titles, while her clubmate Jean ‘The Machine’ Powell, also from Threshfield, took top top spot in the ladies V45 age group, a title she has held since 2013.

Barnoldswick’s Paul ‘Crabby’ Crabtree, V45, and Hellifield’s Andy Holden, V50, both members of Wharfedale Harriers,

along with Keighley & Craven’s Ian Willis, the V40 champion, will also collect their titles on Saturday.