A wild and windy start to February on the North Yorkshire hills near Pateley Bridge, two Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) took to some fabulous trail running on a 5 mile loop for the Pateley Pie n Pint. Run on mixed undulating terrain, you are distracted by the beautiful scenery and a pie and pint in your goodie bag when you finish. With a choice of distances running multiple laps of the 5 mile course, thick with mud in places, Julie Esley ran the 10mile event in 2:00:36 and BAR 2nd claim member went for the Marathon distance finishing 13th in 5:27:33.
A cracking week at Parkruns with 10 BAR members at Catterick, a strong run for Will Retchless in a quick 19:36 to finish 2nd, a personal best (PB) for the second consecutive week for James Wigglesworth in 22:43 and for BAR 2nd claim member Nicola Simpson a quick time of 21:01 saw her rewarded as the 1st lady home. In other statistics Raymond Lightle took the crown for the most Catterick Parkruns, having run 111 times of 129 events.
Seven BAR members travelled to the stunning Fountains Abbey, Nichola Malton being rewarded with a PB is 30:48. Just a few BAR members at Northallerton in slippery conditions, Paul Ellis finishing 3rd overall in 20:32 and a second consecutive course PB for Nick Wilson in 26:05.