KEIGHLEY and Craven's Eric Beaumont put in another great performance to win the boys' under-17s fell race at Kettlewell.

Although rain fell just before the Kettlewell Fell Face, once it arrived, the sun shone to bake the 74 senior and 132 junior runners as they jostled for position on the start line.

In the senior race, Mercia’s Simon Bailey led from the start to repeat his win of 2018 in 11.52, from Calder Valley’s Charlie Ing (12.28), second, and Wharfedale Harriers’ Tom Millard (13.08), third.

In the ladies race, Ribble Valley Harriers’ Kirsty Hall gained an early lead, but during the rest of the race, Clayton-le-Moors Briony Holt (15.47) took full advantage of her youth and vitality to win the race from Hall (16.17), second, and Calder Valley’s Jo Buckley (17.12), third.

The under-17 race runs separately, but is the same route as the senior course.

Boys’ race winner, Keighley and Craven’s Eric Beaumont finished in 12.12, which would have put him in second place in the senior race.

Chesterfield’s Finlay Grant (12.54) took second place from Keighley’s Sam Headley (12.59), third.

Solo under-17 girl, Cumberland’s Emily Swarbrick, finished in 19.43 which would have placed her 11th in the ladies race.

Ambleside’s Charlie Allmond repeated his 2018 performance to win the under-14 boys’ race in 9.38, from Trawden’s William Walker (10.17), second, and Keighley’s William Hall (10.17), third, who battled hard during a thrilling sprint finish.

Wharfedale’s Amelie Lane continued her fine performance to notch up another win in 10.37, nearly three minutes ahead of clubmate Olivia Aldham (13.09), second, and Trawden’s Isabel Holt (13.17), third.

Barlick’s Jacob Reeday repeated his 2018 performance to just win the under-12 race in 6.20 from second placed Keighley’s Archie Peaker (6.21) in a close, fast race to the finish. Third boy was Wharfedale’s Tom Hooper (6.45).

This season’s battle between Keighley’s Phoebe Midgely and Barlick’s Lucille Pickles ended with Pickles first in 7.23 from Midgely, who was second in 7.25, in a reverse of their performances at Lowgill Sports. Third girl was Keighley’s Katie Buckley (7.56), mirroring her mum’s performance in the senior ladies race.

The under-9 race was a fierce battle all the way between girls and boys in the form of Keighley’s Bethan Buckley and Josh Dent.

They jostled for position during the race but by the time they were on the return track, Dent was just in the lead to win the boys race in 5.21 from second boy, Settle’s Carl Sanderson (5.28) and Barlick’s Isaac Reeday (5.35), third.

Coming a very close second overall, it was a clear girls' race win for Keighley’s Bethan Buckley (5.22) from Barlick’s Bella McCredie(6.12), second, and Wharfedale’s Elena Hooper (6.13), third.