Lloyd Taggart saw off the challenge of Simon Skillicorn and Tom Cringle to win the second round of the Isle of Man Bank Winter Hill League at Glen Helen on Sunday.
The new course was well received with a mix of fire tracks, forest paths and open trails climbing and descending through the plantation.
There was another record turnout with 93 runners taking part.
Peter Bradley was fourth with relative fell newcomer Tom Hughes fifth.
The racing in the top eight was tight throughout with the final positions only decided in the sprint to the line.
In the women’s race, Jackie Lee was well clear finishing 13th overall.
Second was Rebecca Wallace with third place going to Rosie Craine.
The top junior was Jason Moore, who finished in an excellent eighth place overall, from Will Morris in second and Shaun Moore in third.
The top junior girl was Kiree Quayle.