IT WAS a mixed day at the Bradley Fell Race for senior winner James Hall, who also lost his nine-year-old record to under-14s race winner Sam Smith.

Wharfedale Harrier Hall beat two previous winners, second-placed Craig Shearer and third-placed Chris Miller, to finish first – just 17 seconds outside the course record.

Fourth place went to Hall's club mate Dave Kirkham, who took the first MV40 place. First MV50 was Matty Barnes, with Harry Atkinson of Bingley Harriers first MV60. First Local man was Shane Beggan of Craven Energy, who completed a local double with his son Finn, who won the trophy for first local U9 Boy.

In the Ladies’ race, Louisa Powell-Smith of Ribble Valley Harriers finished first, with second going to Pippa Barrett from Wharfedale Harriers ahead of Denise Wright of Bingley Harriers, who was also first LV40 and first local lady, knocking over a minute off her previous record. Denise’s daughter Isabella also won the trophy for first local U9 girl. Sue Marshall from Skipton was first LV50.

The under-17 race saw a strong performance from Settle’s Sebastion Seggar-Staveley to take first prize. Logan Hargreaves-Madhas held off his Wharfedale Harriers club mate Jack Muir to secure second place by a metre. Bernadette Raven from Ilkley Harriers was first U17 girl with Bethany Reid from Chorley in second.

Sam Smith beat Hall's record to win the under-14s race in 10:26, with club-mate Alex Thompson coming second amd Jack Villiers from Barlick third. Beth Roberts from Keighley & Craven, the under-nine record holder at Bradley, had a comfortable win over Wharfedaler Katie Handley, with Emily Reid from Chorley in third.

Thirty-six runners competed in the under-12s race as James Sadler-Townsend from Keighley & Craven finished first, while Jonathan Archer from Ilkley Harriers beat his brother Nicholas by just seven seconds for second place.

First girl Lucy Poole from Chorley was just four seconds behind. Second girl was Charlotte Rawstron from Otley in 7:09, with Helana White from Clayton ten seconds behind. First local boy and girl finished just one second apart, with Daniel Ridehalgh from Wharfedale Harriers just ahead of club mate Emily Anderson.

Alex Sadler-Thompson matched his brother's win in the under-nines race, and Charlie Ellison from Trawden pipped James Rosser of Wharfedale Harriers to second. First girl was Lucy Bagot from Settle Harriers, closely followed by first local girl Isabella Wright from Bingley Harriers. Third girl was Bella McCredie from Barlick and first local boy was Finn Beggan.

Thanks go to all of the land owners, marshals, helpers and competitors for making the event possible.