Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) club members were out in force last weekend at the local Snape 10k, a club championship race. A warm sunny day kept the championship race hot, a massive turn out from the club with 28 BAR members running the 10k. BAR members were rewarded with some excellent times: Will Retchless first home for BAR in 40:56, followed in by James Bartram in 41:36, Chris Lees in 43:29, Paul Simpson in 44:00, Ben Smith in 44:15, new BAR member Zack Lake in a personal best (PB) of 45:35. First female home in the BAR team was Becky Smith in 47:57, followed by Tony Clark in 49:16, Paul Bainbridge in 50:50, Raymond Lightle in 54:33, Claire Temple in a PB of 55.01, Ann Harrington in 56:28, Alison Grayson in 58:00, Katie Watson in a PB of 59:06, Nigel Haresign in 59:50, Mark Temple in 1:01:12, Helen Gardiner in 1:02:48 finishing 1st F60 category. Next home were Jude Newell 1:03:54, Julie Elsey 1:04:56, John Hunter 1:05:48, Jess Mallinson 1:07:04, Kirsty Temple 1:07:04, Jane Wilkinson 1:08:40, Katy Bamber 1:09:25, Helen Banks 1:10:06. BAR 2nd claim member Nicola Simpson finished in 47:47. Four other BAR members ran the 5k route: Carol Bowers 36:58, Karen Theaker 36:58, Ruth Hancock 38:15 and Gemma Wardle 38:40. Also with excellent results in the 5k event were the wife of founding member Paul Bainbridge, Sally Bainbridge who finished in 34:34, 1st in her age category, and the daughter of the BAR chairman Paul Ellis, Matilda Ellis who finished in a fantastic 24:40 for 1st female, 1st in age category and 5th overall.
Falls and Castles Trail Race an 18 mile circular route in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Starting from Bolton Castle along bridleways and footpaths passing through Askrigg before returning along the bank of the River Ure through Aysgarth then climbing to the finish at Bolton Castle. BAR member Tony Clark took on the route with challenging weather conditions of biblical rain to finish 40th of 88 on the 18 mile route in 3:08:17.
BAR 2nd claim member Lena Conlin was taking on her 95th marathon at Hull Marathon, the route takes runners on a cultural tour of the city and well known landmarks. Starting on the iconic Humber Bridge, before heading through Hessle town square and onto a tour of Hull parks and Albert Dock, the route continues through Hull Marnia before heading east to finish with a lap of East Park to finish. Lean was buoyed by local musicians along the route to finish in 4:59:28.