A huge turnout at Parkrun with 23 Bedale & Aiskew Runners (BAR) taking part at 3 local Parkruns. The largest contingent of BAR members at Catterick, 19 in total with strong running and personal bests (PB’S) for James Wigglesworth in 22:45, Beth Grayson in 26:10 and a course PB for Will Retchless in a stunning 18:48. Very important volunteers Matt Randall pacing at 25min and Tracey Tickner tail walker.
At other local Parkruns there were to further PB’s at Darlington South Park for Stephen Newell in 25:15 and Jude Newell in 28:58. At Northallerton strong running from 2 BAR members maintaining consistent time for Paul Bainbridge and Nick Wilson.
Two BAR members headed south to the Longshaw Estate, Derbyshire for the fourth edition of the Wildest Peaks Winter trail run. Heading northwards to do a circuit of Hathersage Moor, Carl Wark & Higger Tor before dropping into Padley Gorge followed the short route turns back to the Longshaw Estate to complete the 10.6km with 250m of climbs. The longer heads on along Curbar, Froggatt and Baslow Edges; the return to the finish is across the wide open moorlands of Big Moor and Totley Moor completing 25.6km with approx. 500m of climbs. Both routes gave some fabulous trail running with shoe sucking mud David Adams ran the long route in an excellent 2:53:47 and Helens Adams and the short route in 1:18:27 finishing 2nd in her age category.
On an undulating quiet roads with stunning views Gargrave Half Marathon; an out and back route, a last minute change from the loop due to icy conditions, Julie Elsey ran a fabulous first half marathon in 2:09:13.