Winter Hill Runners Albert Sunter, Abigail, Sunter, David Colgan, Toney Donnelly and Antonio Codina made the trip to the Yorkshire Dales to compete in the Fellsman last Saturday.

The Fellsman is a high-level traverse covering 61 miles over very hard rugged moorland.

The event climbs more than 11,000 feet in its path from Ingleton to Threshfield in the Yorkshire Dales.

This tough annual endurance event is run over some of the most challenging terrain Yorkshire has to offer and, as expected, the route does not follow well-defined footpaths, so the entrants’ navigational skills with a map and compass are tested as well as their physical fitness.

Both Codina and Donnelly got off to quick starts before finally finding their pace, while running as a trio, Abigail Sunter, Albert Sunter and Colgan settled into a comfortable pace.

This distance takes runners over the moors well into the night where they faced low visibility and sub-zero wind chill.

First to cross the line for Winter Hill Runners was Codina in a brilliant 15hrs 39mins, followed by Donnelly, who ran his fastest Fellsman to date in 17:55:00.

Next over the line - and not only running a fantastic race but running her first Fellsman - was Abigail Sunter in 18:42:00 with dad, Albert, and Colgan in quick succession.