Hamsterley 10M

In the club championship a few BAR members headed up to the Run Durham Hamsterley 10 Miler. The race is one large loop with a challenging first 5km of steady climbs, run on forest trails returning to finish at the Nest Car Park near the middle of the Hamsterley Forest Drive. Picking up important points were Jason Ashford in 1:22:46, Raymond Lightle in 1:28:56, Jennifer Morrison Douglas in 1:44:48 and Ann Harrington in 1:45:14.

Over in West Yorkshire at Slaithwaite BAR club chairman Paul Ellis and Andrew Schofield ran a trail marathon, the Slaithwaite Slog. On an out and back route along the Huddersfield Canal though beautiful scenery over tarmac, cobbles, fields, tunnels and hills. This returned a fantastic result for both BAR members, Paul was 1st in 3:16:09 followed closely in 2nd by Andrew in 3:22:09.

Over in a very wet Lake District at Derwentwater Ten in the 60th running of this 10mile race, setting off from Kestwick town centre. Leaving town on the Borrowdale Road heading to Grange then returning up the west side of the Derwentwater finishing at Keswick School. In poor conditions a steady run for Raymond Lightle finishing 282nd in 1:30:52.

Hardmoors Goathland Trail Marathon starting from Goathland village hall on a circular route of hills, looping round Levisham and returning over the moor to Goathland. On a chilly morning but thankfully dry after all the rain recently, this had added some challenging slippery conditions to the route and leg sapping mud in place. Running over a total distance of 28.3 miles Stuart Black fished 48th in 6:49:14 and BAR 2nd claim member Lena Conlin finished her 99th marathon in 7:35:47.

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