Hoad Hill Harriers held their annual Memorial Mile race on May 12, in memory of former member Paul Jarvis, with runners young and old taking part.

There were perfect conditions to kick off the Harriers' race calendar for 2019, with a fast measured route taking runners toward the coast before heading back to the sports club and finish line.

The boys' junior race kicked off proceedings and following a quick start onto North Lonsdale Rd the field soon started to stretch out as they headed for the turn at Canal Head.

The home club's Ethan Harvey won the race in dominant fashion, as he stretched away to finish in 6mins 10secs, 23 seconds ahead of James Fulford, with Ivan Winder coming third in 6:35.

In the junior girls' race, Leven Valley AC's Sophie Leadbetter was first over the line in 6:44, as she finished well ahead of Hoad Hill's Abi McNicol (7:27) and Rose Yearnshire (7:38).

It was then on to the senior races and the hosts were out in force in the men's race, with the top six finishers all representing the Harriers.

It was a close race from the offset and with a few tight turns it was anyone's race from Canal Head before young runner Connor O’Hara finally gained the edge by two seconds to take the win in 5:11. It was tight between second and third as well, as Mathew Rooke crossed two seconds ahead of James Corbishley.

The senior women's race was won by Leven's Olesia Winder (5:28), who finished a full minute ahead of Hoad Hill's Heather Travis, with Ashleigh Mayvers third in 7:55.

The event was free to enter, although donations to Hoad Hill Harriers' chosen charity for 2019, Duddon & Furness Mountain Rescue, raised £194 on the day.