Scout Adkin (Ambleside AC) won the women's title in 51:18 with Dufftown athlete Jill Stephen (Hunters Bog Trotters
) taking East District gold when finishing second overall in 51:39 while her clubmate Miranda Grant was third in 53:44.
Aside from Australia's Brendan Davies, Kelly and richardson's opposition includes highly-rated Jonny Crickmore (Hunters Bog trotters
) and Michael O'Donnell (inverness Harriers).
He was nearly a minute clear of Deeside Runners' James Espie with Andrew Fallas of Carnethy HRC First woman was Jill Stephens of Hunters Bog Trotters
The winning time of 52:27 was followed in by a 53:02 effort by Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds and the Hunters Bog Trotters
recording 53:10 for third.
Smith, a regular visitor to Scotland thanks to her university and family connections, donned her Hunters Bog Trotters
vest for the occasion rather than her Durham City outfit and was bidding to go one better than her second place when she last ran the event back in 2011.
WOMEN: 1 Miranda Grant (Hunters Bog Trotters
) 2-42.32, 2 Alex Fletcher (Eryri) 2-53.21, 3 Hayley Turner (Eryri) 2-55.00.
Results - (Holmfirth unless stated): 1 Joe Symonds (Hunters Bog Trotters
) 2-55.58; 13 Tom Brunt 3-14.27; 36 & 1 lady Sarah O'Neill (Hunters Bog Trotters
) 3-28.43; 70 & 2 V50 Andy Hauser 3-44.23; 91 & 3 V50 John Ewart 3-48.51; 99 & 5 lady Helen Berry 3-50.50; 144 Jim Durrans 3-59.24; 182 Phil Hobbs 4-06.37; 388 Jon Burdon 4-37.49; 457 Dave Knight 4-47.52; 517 John Robinson 4-57.09; 520 & 1 FV50 Karen Sinkinson 4-57.15 (641 finishers).
RESULTS OF MOEL TRYFAN RACE (Eryri Harriers unless stated): 1 A Vaughan 17.44 (new record), 2 N Jones (CB, U18) 19.01 (nr), 3 D Naylor (Hunters Bog Trotters
, M40) 18.15 (nr), 4 I Richards (Meir) 18.38, 5 J Bacon 18.40, 6 J Evans 18.41, 7 I Hughes (Menai, U16) 18.48 (nr).
Steven, who runs for the Hunters Bog Trotters
club, added: "I was very angry at first.
#STEVIE CAIRNS (Hunters Bog Trotters
) beat Chris Gauson (City of Edinburgh) by nine seconds in 31.05 for his third win this season in East of Scotland Cross Country League at Corstorphine Hill, Edinburgh, yesterday.
Ambleside's Kelli Roberts (Helm Hill Runners) clinched the women's British title by completing the course in 33.01 to finish 12 seconds clear of Edinburghbased Dufftown athlete Jill Stephen (Hunters Bog Trotters
), the reigning Scottish champion.
The clubs represented at the race were Annan and District Athletic Club, Jog Moffat, Dumfries Running Club, Dumfries Harriers, Dumfries Triathlon Club, Muckle Town Sloggers, Moorfoot Runners, and the famous Edinburgh hill running club, Hunters Bog Trotters