Last Sunday saw an excellent local event at Marsden, taking in many of the local roads and paths us Melthamers should know so well from training. And this local knowledge paid off for Rob James, as he took his maiden race victory in Meltham colours, completing the 10mile course in a fantastic time of 1hr 6mins 37secs, with a winning margin of over 7 minutes. Andy Beardsley also powered round the course in 3rd and Graham Sykes finishing 2 and a half minutes behind in 5th. There was further domination in the female category, with Penny Ditchfield coming home as the first female, and Hayley Lomas in second, five minutes later. Full results are here.