Welcoming the New Year a number of Bedale & Aiskew Runners (BAR) were out at events.
Paul Ellis BAR chairman headed to Great Ayton for Captain Cook’s Fell race. An 8km event heading out from Great Ayton up, round Ayton Banks Woods and Round Hill Woods, with 318m of climbing. Paul had a challenging run finishing 100th in a field of 449 in 40:51, a fresh start for the New Year.
In a challenge of a different kind this time combining hills we ultra-distance Stuart Black was out supporting the Hardmoors 30. Stuart was sweeping the 30 mile circular route, ensuring no-one got stuck in the mud! The route followed the old railway lines north between Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby before heading southwards along the Cleveland Way to Robin Hoods Bay and then rejoining the old Railway lines passing through Ravenscar along the way to Hayburn Wyke.
New Year’s day was a day for Parkrun doubles, with some events managing staggered starting times enabling travel between events. Ann Harrington headed to Harrogate finishing in a time of 30:14 and then on to Conyngham Hall, Knaresborough in 34:00. Three BAR members headed north to Sedgefield completing the single lap course was Laura Hewitt in 30:01, Ruth Hancock in 35:01 and Katy Bamber in 35:02. Then to Darlington South Park with consistency Laura Hewitt finished in 29:18, followed by Ruth Hancock in 34:53, and Katy Bamber in 35:36. A few other BAR members joined them at Darlington South Park for a warm, bright New Year’s day run; Paul Bainbridge in 24:24, Raymond Lightle in 25:14, Louise Baker in 27:10 and Sarah Pardington in 34:54. Doing some Parkrun tourism Paul and Nicola Simpson were are Peckham Rye Parkrun, Paul finishing in 20:49 and Nicola in 22:07.