There was a last minute dash for both championship and league points at the weekend, which also saw the black and white vest crossing the line first.
The 10K race at a somewhat icy Ravenstonedale on Saturday saw both types of points on offer. Alex Kiel won the race, finishing the undulating distance around the countryside in 34:23. He was followed in by Brian Martin (41:02 and first in his age category), Michael Thompson (43:13), Adrian Cottam (43:15), Rob Dent (43:19), Louise Trainor (43:50), Gareth Kyle (45:23), Brian McLaren (45:59), Rebecca Howard (46:13), Andrew Walker (47:00), Michael Oliver (48:20), Simon Rek (48:42), Phil Clarke (50:46), Rob Gillham (51:31), David Ledgerwood (52:01), Mike Brown (52:21), Abigail Willson (53:38), Gavin Armstrong (54:08), Anthony Corbett (54:14), Juliette McLaren (54:58), Darren Alderson (55:07), Sandra Martin (55:38), Sandra Cass (56:23), Julie Whinn (56:36), James Simpson (58:03), Jamie Pratt (58:05), Tracey Plaskitt (1:00:55), Lisa Reeve (1:01:10, PB), Lisa Jenkins (1:03:08), Karen Dove (1:11:11) and Emily Beaumont (1:11:12).
Some runners the doubled up the next day for the Gavin Duffy Memorial race at Cowpen Bewley, also a championship race, and held in honour of the late Billingham Marsh House runner. Over the two-lap 5K course, Marc Ellis came home in tenth place overall in 20:21 along with Brian Martin (21:47 and first in his age category), Gary Read (24:15), Phil Rutter (24:28), Dan Rowlands (24:44), Lucia Minto (25:41), Simon Rek (25:53), Rob Gillham (26:58), David Ledgerwood (28:03), Peter Rowley (29:34), Emily Beaumont (30:40), Sandra Martin (30:55), Gill Colling (31:23) and Anna Hardy (32:52).
Six headed up to Ponteland for the Run Northumberland 10 mile race. Over a fairly undulating course, Adrian Colbourne completed the distance in 1:13:05 followed by Diane Vaughan (1:18:48 and first in her age category), Angela Clement (1:32:32), Richard Hughes (1:35:11), Lucy Bendle (2:01:24) and Lisa Alderson (2:03:40).
In the Saturday morning parkruns, the cancellation of the South Park run meant the biggest turnout was at Sedgefield where Adrian Colbourne finished in 21:15 followed by Dave Thompson (23:31), Lewis Boshier (25:28), Wendy Colling (25:31), Michelle Boshier (25:58), Sarah Wilson (26:19), Mark Blewitt (30:02), Emily Beaumont (32:31), Claire Hewitt (34:43), Sally Watson (34:45), Robert Marriott (37:40) and Jeff Marriott (37:43). At Albert Park, Stephen Moore finished in 27:23, Phil Clarke ran at Catterick in 25:32, Lucia Minto did the Tees Barrage run in 24:02 while Hannah Alderson completed the Druridge Bay run in 29:25. In Sheffield, Darryn Wood did the Concord run in 52:16 while north of the border, Olly Moore ran at Falkirk in 28:49.