Wensleydale Wedge

The last race of the season in the Club Championship, the Wensleydale Wedge a 23 mile race organised by the Nidderdale Long Distance Walkers Association. The route sets off from the Temperance Hall Askrigg heading west to Bainbridge, quickly starting to climb and passing round Semerwater. Before starting to turn east and heading towards Aysgarth and on to Castle Bolton, finally returning to Askrigg. Much of the route travelling on footpaths with mud, mud and more mud along the way. Through these tough conditions there were some fantastic results for BAR members, finishing 2nd in 3:39 was Paul Ellis, followed shortly be BAR 2nd claim member and 1st lady home Nicola Simpson with Paul Simpson at her side they both finished in 3:47. Good results also for Stuart Black in 5:03, Lena Conlin in 5:25, Tash Miller & Becky Morris in 5:59 and Julie Elsey in 8:43.

A few BAR members headed to Tadcaster 10 a 10 mile race setting off from Tadcaster centre before heading out East, taking in the villages of Catterton, Healaugh and Wighill all on road. Finishers were Jude Newell in 1:41:59, Jane Wilkinson in 1:44:27 and Joanne Sinnott in 1:46:58.

The 68th Brampton to Carlisle Road Race, reputedly the oldest surviving 10 mile road race in the United Kingdom. This linear route starting at William Howard School Brampton run on minor roads looping through Newby East and Crosby-on Eden, finishing at The Sands Centre Carlisle. In a large field Raymond Lightle was a solo runner from BAR finishing 2nd V70 in 1:21:15.

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