Most runners headed just down the road at the weekend for the two main races on the calendar.
The latest of the autumn marathons took place down in York, on a route out from the city into the countryside and back again. Michael Kipling completed the 26.2 miles in 3:04:31, with Brian Martin, wearing the England vest, in 3:11:03, taking the gold medal in the British Masters Championship, coming second in the England vs Celtic International as well as second in his age category. The pair were followed in by Billy Harris (3:23:13, PB), Brian Mclaren (3:30:54, PB), Andrew Walsh (3:52:52), David Mclachlan (4:02:06), Andrew Dixon (4:06:52), Sue Woodcock (4:13:08), Mike Watson (4:18:52), Juliette Mclaren (4:18:54), Sandra Martin (4:25:36), Barbra Barker (4:27:05), Jo Meynell (4:41:30), Darren Alderson (4:47:11, PB), Gavin Armstrong (5:35:11) and Helen Spaven (6:31:41).
Taking place at the same time was the 10 mile race which saw Diane Vaughan finish in 1:15:19 along with Shane Lester (1:22:11), Ian Hart (1:24:54), Felicity Machnicki (1:28:49), Kirsty Smith Yates (1:33:07), David Ledgerwood (1:33:36), Brian Cowton (1:34:20), Gillian Cowton (1:34:20), John Cooke (1:41:16), Hannah Alderson (1:44:05), Hayley Wooding (1:44:05) and Bryan Dale (1:44:10).
Also running 26.2 miles were the two runners who headed over to Great Langdale, for what was described as the toughest road marathon in the country. Michael Thompson completed the two lap route in 4:12:59 along with Angela Clement in 4:45:13 (and third in her age category).
Emily Beaumont took part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Ultra, combining the 70K route with an optional 30K on top in 18 hours 16 minutes, and as the first female overall.
Two races were on offer up at Hamsterley Forest. In the half marathon distance, Chris Land finished in 2:26:57, while in the 10K race, Emma Claxton and Sarah Bayles completed the distance in 57:39 and 1:17:50 respectively.
Midweek had seen the final race of the Darlington 5K Trail series, the night run at West Park. Julie Russell completed the four lap route in 26:48 along with Richard Payne (27:58), Jeff Marriott (28:13) and Ruth Middleton (37:35).
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Marc Ellis finished at South Park in 18:42 followed by David Matthew (18:53), Neil Gooding (19:13), Dawn Richardson (20:17), Adrian Cottam (21:12), Dan Rowlands (21:41), David Aiken (21:45), Jonathan Eccles (23:22), Fred Tennant (23:30), Julie Russell (24:04), Ian Hart (24:13), Stuart Masterman (25:19), Lisa Bowerbank (26:46), Elizabeth Kennedy (27:13), Carl Foxton (27:32), Anneli Mackenzie Brown (28:21), Caroline Brown (28:31), Anna Harris (28:56), Judith Russell (29:17), Martin Mcgregor (29:49), Wendy Noble (30:19), Rebecca Howard (30:39 in her 100th parkrun), Charlie Johnson (31:20), Paul Ryan (31:32), Mark Trowles (32:11), Bethany Symonds (32:20), Jo Meynell (32:22), Stephen Moore (32:27), Michael King (32:31), Peter Cowan (32:42), Ruth Middleton (32:48), Ally Sanderson (33:49), Rachel Grayson (33:57), Helen Cowan (35:24), Lee Morris (36:45), Naomi Dixon (38:53) and Fiona Dixon (38:59).
At Hackworth, Lewis Boshier finished in 28:09 along with Michelle Boshier (28:15) and Sally Watson (36:34), David Ledgerwood ran at Northallerton in 32:12, Michelle Scruby did the Riverside run in 29:47 and Dave Jones ran at Stewart Park in 18:58. At Sedgefield, Wendy Colling finished in 24:46 followed by Mark Colling (26:14), Jeff Marriott (28:27) and Paul Hutchinson (32:05), at the inaugural Jubilee run at Spennymoor, Paul Dalton ran there in 19:22 along with Anthony Corbett (25:20) and Andy Walker (48:27) while at Tees Barrage, Louise Trainor and Rebecca Dodd finished in 25:31 and 45:39 respectively. Further afield, Richard Payne did the Glasgow Victoria run in 26:00, Tom Chapman ran at Keswick in 20:37, Peter Rowley did the Newby Bridge run in 26:14, Stuart Hardcastle ran at Wepre in 25:20 and David Stewart did the Kingston run in 29:04.