RADCLIFFE Athletic Club's Neal Emmerson and Katie Percival were among the top  prrizewinners at the Run The Moors Fell Grand Prix presentation night.

At Bamford Bowling Club on Friday they beat runners from several clubs taking part in the fell series to win first senior man and woman awards.

There were plenty of other prizewinners from Radcliffe and supporters to cheer them on.

Fiona Lynch was second vet-40 and third overall among the women, while Lisa Carter was second vet-45, Chris Paxton was third senior man, Kris Lee third vet-40 and Dave Rushton second vet-50.

In the overall results, which included veteran runners, Emmerson took third place and Percival fourth.

The women's team was second and the men's team third, just missing out on awards. 

Runners had 11 fell races to choose from throughout the season and their best five counted for the prizes.

Seven members who had not won a prize but had completed five or more of the races were presented with an engraved glass.

They were Kate Holden, James Hall, Ian Warrington, Wayne Holden, Mauro Rotondi, Paul Swyers and Michael Kontowtt.

It was an impressive line-up from the club after only getting three awards last year.

Guest speaker for the evening was Steve Chilton, who also presented the awards. He spoke about the history of fell running and has written three fell running books. With an experienced running background he is a qualified athletics coach and in the past has run a marathon in 2hrs 34mins, completed the gruelling Cullin Traverse in the Isle of Skye and taken part in many mountain marathons.

A pie and peas supper and a raffle ended the evening. 

Twelve members took to the moorland above Bacup in challenging conditions underfoot on Sunday in the Lee Mill Relays.

Forming two men's teams and a ladies' team of four runners they were among 81 teams taking part, many of them from experienced fell-running clubs.

They covered a tough six-mile course of snow and mud and the team of Benn Heywood, Lee Turner, Mauro Rotondi and James Hall finished 42nd after Heywood had finished 15th on the first lap to give them a good start.

The second men's team of Mark Cartwright, John Barton, John Andrew and Elliot Connor Boyd was 63rd and the women's team of Fiona Lynch, Lisa Carter, Katie Percival and Susanne Andrew was 66th overall and 10th among the women.

Sinead Hayes organised the club teams and provided support and refreshments along with other members. 

In the Wilmslow Festive 10k Road Race on Sunday, Ian Warrington clocked 37:17, setting a new personal best time despite recovering from a cold. He finished 74th overall out of more than 3,000 runners.

On a mainly flat course on traffic-free roads in cold but dry weather, Mike Kontowtt also ran a pb of 40:19 and was 14th vet-50.

Other finishers: Dave Rushton 44:06, Sarah Rushton 59:54, Sarah Oxley 1:00:11, Lucy Dewhurst 1:00:12.

Seven women were among the 120 who ran the City of Salford Women's 5.25 Mile Race on Sunday with Jenny Yates finishing second vet-50 and 20th overall in 37:41.

Other finishers: Katie Benson 47:06, Karen Doherty 49:02, Jen Entwistle 52:11, Sharon Peterkin 54:15, Lisa Donnelly 55:41, Christine Berry 1:01:24.

In the David Staff Memorial Fell Race, covering 3.7 miles on some tough ground underfoot with 1,000 feet of climbing. John Wrigley came home 19th out of 110 runners in 35:23 and Mark Wolfenden (vet-50) clocked 42:06.

Alan Brown ran the Wythenshawe 5 Mile Christmas Dash on Sunday in a time of 46:57, finishing first vet-60 despite not running for four weeks because of a lingering cold.