As Storm Ciara suspended the start of the Club Championship with the very sad news the Muddy Boots was cancelled due to the strong winds and rain. Mean-while there were some hardy souls out on the moors for Hardmoors Saltburn Trail Marathon. It was 29miles, with strong winds and driving rain making the paths like rivers in places and lots of mud making it ever more challenging, with the occasion light relief of a tail wind. Stuart Black was running from BAR finishing safely in 6:45:37.
Before the storm Saturday saw BAR members busy at Parkruns, with 20 members running at a numbers of Parkruns. A trio of personal bests (PB’s) at Tees Barrage for Will Retchless in 18:37, James Bartram in 19:00 and Chris Burton 21:53, and at Darlington South Park Paul Ellis ran a consistent 19:18 matching his PB.
A huge BAR turnout at Catterick Parkrun with 16 members and 7 PB’s, for the 3rd consecutive week a PB for James Wigglesworth in 22:15. Followed with PB’s from David Adams in 24:11, Mark Temple in 25:55, Alison Barron in 27:13, Nichola Malton in 30:10, Katy Bamber in 30:57 and a course PB for Michelle Dinsdale in 32:16. Other BAR members at Catterick providing essential support to the running of the event by volunteering were Matt Randall, Ann Harrington and Helen Adams.