Nidd Valley’s Dalton edged out into second place at Johnstone 10

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Having withdrawn from York Marathon a few months earlier, Nidd Valley Road Runner Lee Dalton made the decision to go and defend his Shaun Lee Johnstone 10 mile title instead.

The course was a lot drier than the previous year and as Lee headed out he was accompanied by eventual winner, Ian Fisher.

After the first mile Lee had to settle for second place as Fisher surged ahead and went onto break Lee’s course record.

Phil Robinson joined Lee on the start line and finished in 83.33.

The second big marathon of the month was at York for the inaugural Yorkshire Marathon, an oversubscribed event that attracted a quality international field.

First back for Nidd Valley was an old hand at marathons, Andy Todd, who crossed the line in 3:05.31.

First lady back for Nidd Valley was Kathy Coates, this being her first marathon she managed an impressive time of 3:59.20.

More first timers at the marathon distance were Dave Rushton 4:28.24 and Jillie Townend 4:28.34.

Both starting running less the two years ago at parkrun and progressing up to the iconic 26 mile event.

Lizzie Medwell, another established marathon runner, crossed the line in 4:32.00 followed by the Moorse sisters, doing their first marathon, Phillipa recording 5:02.34 and Helen 5:11.02.

Across the valley in Bridlington, Mike and Fiona Deacon tackled the popular Bridlington Half Marathon, a well established race along the coast.

Both were pleased with their times, Mike with 1.35 and Fiona with 1.41.

Emma David has been ticking the miles off, the last of the Run Further Series saw her complete the Rotherham 50 for third lady.

This gave her enough for second lady overall in the series and first in her age category.

Meanwhile Mark David headed to Todmorden for the Race to the Summit and completed the five-mile event in 41.05.

Harrogate Harrier Graham Molyneux ran the Amsterdam Marathon last weekend - his 20th marathon.

He thought it was a great course, picturesque and a memorable experience starting and finishing in the old Olympic stadium.

Finishing 34th in his category, and 645th overall in a field of 11,300 runners, his time was an impressive 3:06:00.