Junior runners played their part in Hoad Hill Harriers’ final race of the year, as the host club invited runners of all abilities to take part in the mile-long Christmas Pudding Fun Run around their base in South Ulverston.

One of the coldest weekends of the year saw good ground conditions for the runners of all ages, abilities and clubs and over 60 youngsters sped off on the course.

A beautiful sunny morning turned out to be near perfect conditions for fast running and the times certainly reflected that.

The field soon thinned at the 400m mark as they passed the clubhouse for the first time before the loop course took in the panoramic views over the bay.

A small group of boys took on the lead with Kane Deakin, Finley Corkill and Leven Sopworth-Nicholson running ahead of the first female in Georgia Bell.

A few small hills on the loop saw the leading pack change and Corkill of Leven Valley took on the final 400m just ahead of Sopworth-Nicholson of Hoad Hill Harriers, who was followed by Deakin.

Corkhill took the win in a swift 5mins 49secs, two seconds ahead of host club’s Sopworth-Nicholson in 5:51, while Deakin, who is unattached, (5:56) was just ahead of first female home, Leven Valley’s Bell (5:56).

The fourth-fastest boy was Ethan Harvey (Hoad Hill, 6:20), ahead of Calvin Singleton (Hoad Hill, 6:21) and James Fulford (unattached, 6:28).

The second-fastest girl was Leven Valley’s Lucy Bell (6;45), while Iona Smith (Hoad Hill, 6:57), Ellen Douglas (Hoad Hill, 7:18), Emily Spencer (Hoad Hill, 7:19), and Katelyn Douglas (Hoad Hill, 7:20) made up the top six.