As the autumn cools down the Championship hots up with Yorkshire 10 Mile, a flat course good for speed saw 10 BAR members take the challenge. The race begins in the heart of the City of York, passing various historic landmarks including the stunning York Minster and the impressive medieval City Walls. Before taking to some scenic country lanes passing through the village of Murton and Osbaldwick before you descend to the finish line. First home for BAR and 10th in M50 category was Chris Lees in 1:08:25 in a tough battle for position with team mate Jason Ashford in 1:08:33, Ben & Becky Smith both finishing in personal best’s (PB’s); Ben in 1:11:34 and Becky in 1:15:39 and 8th in F35 category. Second in the M70 category; Paul Bainbridge in 1:20:30, followed home by Alison Grayson in 1:27:59, Alison Barron in 1:37:17, Katie Watson in 1:37:17, Jane Wilkinson in 1:46:10 and Joanne Sinnott 1:58:51.
A few BAR members took the longer distance of the Yorkshire Marathon, setting off on the route of the Yorkshire 10 Mile and heading into more picturesque countryside through the Vale of York. BAR members Paul Simpson & Ann Harrington both ran PB’s, Paul in 3:15:51 and Ann in 4:52:56. Also running from team BAR was Ken Mountain 5:36:48 & Michelle Dinsdale 6:10:48 and BAR 2nd claim member Lena Conlin in her 98th marathon finished in 4:33:49.
Five BAR members attended 4 different Parkrun’s around the country. At the local Northallerton Parkrun in his first Parkrun, Stewart McLaren finished in a fabulous 23:59. Travelling further afield to Brueton, in the West Midlands; David Oldacres finished in 30:57.
Taking on an event of a different type, running with their dog’s, in the 8k SYD (Saving Yorkshire’s Dogs) Tough Mutter at Camphill Estate. This was a trail run through the woodland and ponds of the estate on a 2 lap route giving the option of 4 or 8km. Ruth Hancock and Sharon Ellis with their canine companions and family took on the challenges with lots of fun.
Looking forward to next week there is a fun social night run, a 5k in the stunning surroundings of Fountains Abbey. Gates open at 6.30pm for 7pm, with head torches to light your way, booking is essential for more information; https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/59ddf4f9-c2ea-4553-a4c1-103100d49a0b/pages/details .