On at bright and frosty January morning 4 Bedale & Aiskew Runners (BAR), headed to Ormesby Hall near Middlesbrough for North Yorkshire South Durham (NYSD) Cross Country. At the start the ground was extremely heavy going, trying to suck the shoes off your feet. After the heavy going of the first field the runners got some light relief on the hall drive way, before entering the woods and the mud greasy like a skating rink to run on. The ladies ran 2 laps of this course, BAR members Louise Baker and Jess Mallison christening their Cross Country legs finishing well; Louise in 34:45, 69th of 116 and in 40:52, 98th. As the ladies race finished the senior mens race set off on 3 laps of the course, taking part from BAR were Matt Randall and Raymond Lightle. With some stunning quick running in the men’s field, Matt finished strong in 43:29, 83rd and Raymond Lightle 53:39, 129th. A tough race for all taking part, a huge sense of accomplishment and a well-earned rest afterwards.
The next NYSD Cross Country is Sunday 16th February at Richmond on the Old Racecourse. http://www.nysd.org.uk/cross-country
Sunday 26th January is the first Trust 10 trail run of 2020. Trust 10 trail runs are monthly 10k’s organised at a number of National Trust properties around the country. Whether you’re looking for a challenge or a sociable jog with picturesque scenery of stunning National Trust properties. The closest to BAR is at Ormesby Hall. It is a turn up and register system, they are free to run events. Registration opens at 8.30am with the run start at 9am, further details available at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/trust10-trail-runs .