JACK Wood won a closely-contested Malham Show Fell Race.

Over 70 runners contested the senior event and at the flag on Malham Lings, the first four were all tightly bunched.

Wood (Ilkley Harriers) stretched out his legs to finish strongest and win in 17min 10sec.

James Hall (Wharfedale Harriers) came second in 17:43 with Jimmy Craig (Barlick Fell Runners) 11 seconds further back.

Jean Powell of Wharfedale Harriers powered her way to the line to be the first lady finisher in 25:24.

Louis Hudson (Keighley & Craven) flew down Cawden to extend his lead at the turn and win the under-17 boys race in 15:28 with Logan Hargreaves-Madhas (Wharfedale Harriers) taking second place in 15:54. Third place went to Eric Beaumont (Keighley & Craven) in 16:06.

Malham's Arthur Peel (Keighley & Craven) was first local in fourth place with a time of 16:30. Lawrie Petrucci (Keighley & Craven) was the second local finisher in fifth place.

Two Wharfedale Harriers, Sam Smith and Alex Thompson, were locked together halfway up the Cawden climb in the under-14 race.

Smith gradually pulled away to turn first and then win in 10:07. Thompson was second in10.28 with Jack Villiers (Barlick FR) third in 10:45.

Alice Jones (Wharfedale Harriers ) came first in a strong field of girls in 10:58. It was a repeat of the under-17 locals race as Malham-based Emma Peel (Keighley & Craven) edged ahead of Mia Petrucci to make it a family double.

Barlick Fell Runners' Jacob Reeday from Hetton was leading on the return stage of the under-12 race when he made a small scenic detour which helped James Duffy (Calder Valley FR) to cut the deficit.

It was nip and tuck to the line as Duffy won in 7:43 with Jacob three seconds behind.

James Sadler-Townsend (Keighley & Craven) was third in 7.59.

It was third time lucky for the Petrucci's as Finlay had a fine run to take fifth place and first local runner.

Isabelle Barley (Ripon Runners) pipped her sister Olivia to come first girl in 8.50.

The lure of running through the river twice meant 31 under-nines came back drenched and happy with Settle Harriers Jack Sanderson winning comfortably from Alex Sadler-Townsend (Keighley & Craven) who was just ahead of Charlie Catchpole (Ilkley Harriers).

Anna Petrucci was first local girl and Harry Eddleston taking the award as the first local boy.