YORK Knavesmire Harriers Ladies completed their best-ever season in the West Yorkshire Cross Country League when they finished second in the final standings just behind Holmfirth.

The Mire put together a strong run in the last event at Keighley, with Helen Cross rushing home for second place in the gruelling 6k race.

She was backed well by Nik Tarrega in fourth place - Tarrega in 2017 has come of age in cross country - and by ladies captain Sarah Attwood in 19th and Emily Baines in 23rd.

Also doing well were colleagues Louise Venables in 41st, Claire Rowntree in 60th, Liz Mathews in 65th, Jane Morby in 70th and Viv Fraser in 75th.

Tarrega finished as first lady in the overall standings over the season, with Cross Cross first in the ladies' 35 category.

In the men’s competition, the Harriers finished fourth in the standings, with Phil Elliot Dick enjoying a particularly strong season, ending second overall in the men’s 40 category.

In the Keighley race, Jason Cavill was first home for the club in 25th, with Robert Ward 37th, Richard Purser 38th, Simon Collins 49th, Toby Horne 60th, Darren Hendley 62nd, Danny Chan 76th, Richard Tarrega 87th and Graham Gill 115th.

Meanwhile, in the Lee Mills Relays, a tough fell race, Knavesmire Harriers came home in fourth place.

Christian Garvey led the team off on the four-leg course and clocked 58 minutes 29 seconds, followed by Neil Stabbs in 60-00, Simon Collins in 61-02 and Tom Ratcliffe in 59-13.

Five Harriers took part in the Barnsley 10k. Jonathon Boyle clocked 46-29, Peter Lyth 51-44, Pam Anderson 61-01, Sam Lyth 61-03 and Richard Anderson 61-06.