NO clear leader is emerging in the Kendal Winter League series as different runners have won each of the opening three fixtures.

Sunday's cross country race at Giggleswick School was won by Helm Hill veteran Keiran Hodgson (25-07) who finished 22 seconds clear of Wharfedale's Mark McGoldrick (25-29) of Settle. Third place over the twisting and turning course was claimed by Eden's Derek Hurton (25-35).

But perhaps the run of the day was by Ambleside lady Sarah McCormack (25-49) who was mixing it with the leading men to finish a very creditable sixth place overall out of a field of 156 finishers. Howgill's Heidi Dent (27-45) was second lady with Helm Hill's Sharon Taylor (27-54) snapping at her heels in third.

Dallam's Jacob Steele (13-09) was pushed all the way by Rossendale's Marcus Pready (13-12) to narrowly win the U17 boys' race while there was almost a photo finish for third between Helm Hill's Jack Byrne and Jacob Aubrey. The girls' race saw Helm Hill's Imogen Burrow (16-13) romping home from team mate Mia Senior (16-50) and Barrow Strider's Georgia Cooper (17-33).

Ilkley's Euan Brannan (10-46) got the better of Broughton's Ben Edmondson (10-53) and Helm Hill's Robert Askew (11-04) in the U14 boys' race. Clayton's Briony Holt (11-46) was a clear winner of the girls' U14 event ahead of Helm Hill's Katie Thurlow (12-10).

Yorkshire athletes dominated the U12 boys' race with Wharfedale's Sam Smith (6-27) and Ilkley's Lewis Carr (6-29) in a dramatic push for the line followed by Ambleside's Daniel Sanderson (6-36). And in the girls' race Keighley and Craven's Lilli Carr (6-47) held off Ambleside's Chloe Rylance (6-54) and Olesia Winder (6-59) of Hoad Hill Harriers.