A TOTAL of 60 runners from across the country took part in this year's Big Dipper 10k run at Upton Bishop.

Simon Lewis, from Parc Bryn Bach Running Club, made light work of the hills to win the men’s race ahead of local postman Darren Ramage.

Luke Gray came in third and led home five entrants from the Gray family.

Angela Jones from Usk Running Club belied her fifty years with an impressive win for the ladies in a new course record, ahead of Kate Owen (Wye Valley Runners) and Laura Lelievre (Monross Trailblazers).

Results; Men: 1 Simon Lewis (Parc Bryn Bach RC) 37:46, 2 Darren Ramage (Road Runners Club) 39:21, 3 Luke Gray (unaffiliated) 39:50; Women: 1 Angela Jones (Usk RC) 42:05, 2 Kate Owen (Wye Valley Runners) 44:52, 3 Laura Lelievre (Monross Trailblazers) 45:54; Male Veteran 40: Nic Dauncey (Malvern Joggers) 44:33; Female Veteran 40: Nicola Emerson (Wye Valley Runners) 46:20; Male Veteran 50: Nigel Baker (Monross Trailblazers) 45:09; Female Veteran 50: Julie Casseley (Malvern Joggers) 52:20; Male Veteran 60: Ronald Morris (San Domenico) 46:12; Female Veteran 60: Dawn Kenwright 50:42; Male Veteran 70: 1 Brian Symonds (Wye Valley Runners) 53:30; Male Team: Monross Trailblazers (Nigel Baker, Sam Harness, Mike Caulfield); Female Team: Wye Valley Runners (Kate Owen, Nicola Emerson, Jan Edwards).