The early leader in the men's race was Bingley's Rob Jebb, but a fall which left him with a broken collar bone opened it up to eventual winner Lloyd Taggart of Dark Peak Fell Runners
The race was dominated by Dark Peak Fell Runners
, Ed Tresidder taking more than five minutes off the record.
The Dark Peak Fell Runners
athlete came home in 38min 02sec and was also the first over-40 finisher.
Mary Hart of Dark Peak Fell Runners
, was the leading veteran in second place.
The promoting club's Iain Twaddle pushed the winner all the way to take second place with John Boyle (Dark Peak Fell Runners
), nearly five minutes back in third.
Their winning time of 7hr 13min was 20 minutes faster than local rivals Alan Ward and Mike Robinson of Dark Peak Fell Runners
who picked up second place.
Third place went to Joe Blackett from Dark Peak Fell Runners
, who finished in 39.19.
The open race was won by Dark Peak Fell Runners
in 3h 51m 36s, with Mercia, who included Welshpool's Tim Davies in the line-up, second.
Milton Keynes-based Alex Bowden held off competition from 570 others to win last year's event in 34min 2sec, some 21 seconds ahead of Nathanial Williams, of North Yorks Moors AC, while Kev Lilley, of Dark Peak Fell Runners
, was third in the Fitness First-sponsored event.
The athlete, who is not a member of any club, finished 21 seconds ahead of Nathanial Williams, of North Yorks Moors AC, while Kev Lilley, of Dark Peak Fell Runners
, was third, in the Fitness First-sponsored event.
Teams: 1 Dark Peak Fell Runners
21pts, 2 Holmfirth HAC 25pts.
* Despite appalling weather conditions, a strong Holmfirth Harriers team saw off a strong local challenge from Dark Peak Fell Runners
to take the first team prize at the Holme Moss Fell Race, sponsored by Brooklands Nurseries.