WILL McNally led the way to claim victory and make it a Leven Valley double in the Hoad Hill Junior Fell Race.

McNally finished the course in eight minutes, four seconds, closely followed by junior girls race victor and club-mate Bethan Saunders, in 8:22.

Saunders produced a strong descent from the Sir John Barrow Monument to claim victory by a single second from another Leven Valley runner, Georgia Bell. Bell had set the pace up the hill, but had to settle for third overall and second in the girls race.

The junior boys race saw Hoad Hill Harriers' Ethan Harvey take second with a clocking of 8:24 and Blake Fleming round out the podium places in 8:41.

Oliver Oldham (8:55), the unaffiliated Robert Pike (9:01) and Leven Valley runner Charlie Martin (11:05) made up the field.

Evie Corkhill was the only other junior girl to finish, coming home in a time of 17:55.

There was further success for Leven Valley's youngsters in the senior women's race, as under-14s star Olesia Winder took victory in 12.36.