Carol Dixon-Yeung and Michael Raynes starred as Acorn Running Club had a good turn-out for the Dalby Dash, a picturesque race in Dalby Forest which saw 463 runners from all over Yorkshire compete in aid of Help For Heroes and Pickering Rotary.

The York club had some smashing times, too, in the ten-kilometre race which began with a steep one-mile climb followed by a speedy downhill section.

Dixon-Yeung ran exceptionally well to win her age category, finishing 75th overall, in a season’s best time of 42:59, and Raynes crossed the line in a superb 12th place in 37:36. New personal bests were also achieved by John Duston (42:34), in 64th place, and Mark Estienne (41:46) in 42nd.

Other positions and times: 20 Mark Harney 39:31, 24 Heather Tuffs 40:12, 92 Howard Winzar 43:57, 109 Liz Gilley 45:06, 141 Andrew Fawsett 46:44, 178 Helen Spring 48:25.