YORKSHIRE and Great Britain international runner Emma Clayton took the prestigious winner’s medal at the UK Inter-Counties Fell Running Championships in Settle.

Clayton completed the arduous seven mile route in 54:33, ahead of fellow Yorkshire women Victoria Wilkinson in 54:43 and Katie Walshaw, in 56:24. Cumbria’s Anna Lupton took fourth place in 57:19.

In the senior men’s race, Ethiopian Wegene Tafese, representing Scotland West, impressed with a 46:06 finish time, followed by Nick Swinburn, of North East Counties, in 46:23 and Yorkshire’s Tom Adams in 48:22.

The highest-place male runner from Cumbria was Kendal's Mark Addison, who was running for Yorkshire and finished 15th in 50:55.

Next up for Cumbria was Alastair Weymouth, who finished 19th out of a total of 121 runners, with a highly respectable time of 51:31.


The race was held as part of the Settle Hills fell race in Yorkshire over a testing 7 mile route, with conditions pretty good for fell running.

In the under 16s female category fell race, Lancashire’s Elizabeth Greenwood was first with 30:50, second placed was Yorkshire’s Ellie Lambert in 33:42 and third was Bronwen Jenkinson, of North Wales, in 35:19

In the male category race, first was Jack Willis, of North East, finished in 27:08, followed by Yorkshire’s Lewis Byram in 27:11 and Lancashire’s Jack Hindle in 28:32.

And in the under-18 female category race, there was another 1-2-3 for Yorkshire, with first place taken by Annabel Mason in 29:43, second by Georgia Malir in 30:37, and third by Zara Knappy in 32:39.

The male category was won in 26:17 by Max Wharton, of Yorkshire, with Iolo Hughes, of North Wales, in second with 26:19 and James Hall, also of Yorkshire, in third with 27:29.