HELM Hill's Kelli Roberts triumphed in the second British championship race from Blaenau Ffestiniog on Saturday.

The 16 kilometre (9.9-mile) Ras y Moelwyn race involves 1,000 metres of climbing and takes in the peaks of Moelwwyn Mawr, Graig Ysgafn, Moelwyn Bach and Moel yr Hydd.

Kelli placed 39th overall in 1-34-33 ahead of her team mate Sharon Taylor (1-36-43) while Mercia's Sara Willhoit (1-37-29) was third. The first FU23 was Helm Hill's Hannah Russell (1-43-21) who was 68th.

Ambleside's Matthew Elkington (1-22-12) was third in the senior men's race behind Ilkley's Jack Wood (1-21-03) and Keswick's Carl Bell (1-21-18). Staveley's Rob Jebb (1-28-14) was third V40 in 19th position.

AN unexpectedly cool and cloudy day with showers created the perfect conditions for Saturday's Hutton Roof Crags race which attracted 179 entries from more than 50 different clubs.

Veteran athletes took the top places in the seniors' race with Horwich's Nick Leigh winning at his first attempt in a time of 51-49 to collect the Sheepskin Warehouse Trophy.

History was repeated and also made in the ladies race with Sedbergh's Victoria Wilkinson (V40), winning for the fourth time and finishing in third place overall, in a time of 53-40.

Sedbergh's Darren Kay, of Calder Valley, was second in 52-16. This is the fourth time Darren will be putting his name on the Will Ramsbotham Memorial Cup, as he was also second in 2005, 2008 and 2015. Third male was Eden's Ben Jackson,who was the first under 40 runner, finishing fourth overall in 54-11.

Gethin Butler (Preston) took the V50 prize in 55-28, Neil Holding (Horwich) the V60 in 1-06-03 and Ken Robinson the V70 (Wharfedale) in 1-14-17.

Lancaster and Morecambe's Annabel Mason was second lady in 1-04-49 and Bowland's Nicky Russell was third in 1-06-40. Ambleside's Eleanor Knowles won the LV50 in 1-09-36 while her team mate Dorothy Pelley was first LV60 in 1-20-22.

Seventy-nine runners turned out for the junior races competing over six age categories. The junior team prize was won by Kendal AAC, Sophie Cowin winning the U13 girls' race with Isla Ford, who won the Hutton Roof Cup as highest placed local, coming home third.