At Parkrun’s this last weekend Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) club members were out at a number of the local events. At Catterick 10 BAR members attended with personal bests (PB’s) for Paul Ellis in 19:18, Julie Elsey in 29:11 and Sarah Pardington in 32:29. Other regulars at Catterick where Matt Randall, Paul Bainbridge, Raymond Lightle, John Hunter, Karen Alford, Marian Hunter, Jess Mallinson. At Darlington BAR 2nd claim member Nicola Simpson achieved a PB of 20:54, finishing close behind Paul Simpson and running at Northallerton were David Adams, Helen Adams and Laura Hewitt.
On Sunday Julie Elsey, Paul Simpson and Nicola Simpson took part in The McTaggart Trot, raising money for St Teresa’s Hospice. This is a fun team run of mixed ability, in teams of 3 setting off together from Barton village on a 10.8 mile route. Fancy dress and silliness is encouraged, running together with your team to the 3.5 mile point dropping the first runner. The remaining two continue on to the 7 mile point where the second runner will drop off and the last runner of the team will complete to total distance. Julie found this a great fun event, encouraging her to run faster than ever before.
Paul Simpson completed the total distance for his team, they finished 31st in 1:32:09. Nicola Simpson completed the total distance for her team, they finished 74th in 1:48:20. Julie Elsey completed the 1st leg with her team, the remaining 2 continuing on to finish 18th in 1:28:49.