Hardmoors Rosedale Topping setting off from Guisborough on Brown Hill before picking up the Cleveland Way to the check point at Roseberry Topping. Returning and picking up the Cleveland Way onward through Kildale swinging east over Baysdale Moor, Great Hograh Moor and Westerdale Moor to Castleton finishing by returning to Guisborough. With 5977ft of ascent and strong winds that were hard to stay upright in Stuart Black finished 49th of 119 in 6:41:50 and BAR 2nd claim member Lena Conlin finished her ‘just for fun’ 101st marathon in 7:50:50.
Travelling far afield and taking part in running events saw BAR member Paul Bainbridge in the blazing sunshine of Singapore. On Saturday Paul took part in Parkrun at East Coast Park, this is an out and back course following the picturesque coastline. Starting at 7:30am in 30 degree heat that feels like 40, Paul posted 24:54. The following day Paul and his daughter took on the Singapore City 5k. Starting at 8:30am from the F1 motor racing pit lanes, in heat like Paul had never having never experienced running before. On a flat course Paul finished in a remarkable 103rd out of over 4000 runners in a time of 25:42.
Two cracking weeks of Parkrun’s; 1st December saw 16 BAR members out and about. Twelve BAR members locally at Catterick with 6 fantastic personal best’s (PB’s) Claire Temple 24:28, Kirsty Temple 30:05, Joanne Sinnott 30.25, Ruth Hancock 31:01, Gemma Wardle 31:56, Sarah Pardington 32:31. Also participating in some Parkrun tourism Louise Baker headed to Tredegar House in Wales for Newport Parkrun, posting a strong time of 26:01 on a 3 lap route of undulating trail paths.
Saturday 8th December saw another good turnout of BAR members at Catterick, 10 members with a a PB for Ruth Hancock 30:43. Consistent strong times for James Bartram 19:39, Rebecca Smith 22:13, Paul Bainbridge 23:57, Raymond Lightle 25:33, Marian Hunter 28:44, John Hunter 29:07, and Sarah Pardington 32:44. At Darlington also strong times for Paul Simpson 20:01 and Jude Newell 29:04, with a PB for Stephen Newell 25:21.