There is an ever increasing number of Bedale and Aiskew Runners turning out on a Saturday morning to get their weekly dose of 5K exhilaration. The wind was blowing but this did not deter 23 BAR members, plus 2nd claim Lena Conlin, to run at the Catterick course.
Laura Hewitt is nearing her century of runs on 95, and Ann Harrington ran her 48th, nearing the coveted half century. There were four all time personal bests (PBs) with Nicola Malton recording 27:50 in her 9th appearance, Alison Barron 27:11 in her 11th, Katy Bamber 30:11 in her 20th, and Sarah Pardington topping the list with 31:48 in her 27th run. David Fox was pleased with a Catterick course record of 30:59, beating his time from 2 weeks ago by a massive 35 seconds. Well done to all.
Will Retchless, 7th in 18:51, and Paul Ellis, 9th in 19:22, were under the magic 20 minute target, with Matt Randall, 16th in 20:46, the third BAR member to finish out of a total of 245 runners. Becky Smith was 4th woman overall in 22:23, out of 106 altogether.
Fountains Abbey PR attracted over 400, with Leigh Ellar (30:33) and Michelle Dinsdale (34:48) the BAR representatives. At Northallerton David and Helen Adams, and Nick Wilson took part, while further up the A1 at Darlington Paul Bainbridge ran his quickest time of the year, with Charlotte Wardle testing out a recovering injury very successfully, finishing in 23:46.