The 2.6 Challenge

This Sunday should have been the 40th London Marathon in the current situation of lockdown with many fundraising events being cancelled the London Marathon organisers have launched The 2.6 Challenge.  The idea being that from Sunday 26th April you get involved by participating in an activity that involves 2 and 6, whether that be running... Continue Reading →

Routes Special – Bedale off road

So lockdown has been extended, as the day light gets longer and hopefully the days warmer I hope we are all staying safe and looking after ourselves both physically and mentally. To keep the ideas flowing for solo running I took note of a challenge the other week for an off road route, so here... Continue Reading →

Routes Special – Crakehall

With tonnes of interest in the previous Routes Specials, this week we are heading to Crakehall for the route ideas. Crakehall is approx. 2 miles west of Bedale, these routes offer potential extensions or modifications if Bedale was your starting location.   Crakehall Langthorne loop Heading off towards Kirkbridge on the lane passing Crakehall Cricket... Continue Reading →

Routes Special

Lock down is here and we are having to work out what is our new normal! To continue to give a variety of ideas here is a couple of routes; one short one and a longer one. Keeping close to Bedale, enabling routes to be adapted to setting off from home. ‘It’s not Parkrun’ Exelby... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Yorkshire – routes special

We are in very strange times as we all struggle to understand the best action to take and having dig deep for motivation to solo run while listen to the advice to ‘social distance’. As a club to we are continuing to monitor advice from England Athletics, NHS England, and Public Health England, it was... Continue Reading →

Thirsk 10m

With spring in the air on a bright and breezy morning 20 intrepid Bedale & Aiskew Runners (BAR) headed to the close by Thirsk 10. On a new route for 2020, flat and fully on roads ideal for fast times. Setting off on Newsham Road heading towards Kirby Wiske before turning and heading south though... Continue Reading →

Catterick Parkrun take-over & C25k graduation

Bedale and Aiskew runners (BAR) took over the hosting of Catterick Parkrun this weekend, celebrating the graduation of their most recent Couch to 5k (C25k). On a damp morning the atmosphere was brought alive with the regular Catterick spirit, supported by 27 fabulous volunteers from BAR helping the smooth running of the event. Along with... Continue Reading →

Lightwater Valley 10k

With the break in the weather lots of members attended Lightwater Valley 10k, a bright and blowy day with spring in the air. The race brought some challenging head winds on its synonymous ‘W’ profile. It was top conditions for a number to personal bests (PB’s) leading the BAR team home was Paul Ellis achieving... Continue Reading →

BAR Annual Dinner & Awards night

The Bedale and Aiskew Runners annual Presentation Evening took place last week at the club's home venue, at the newly refurbished Bedale Sports Club. The main hall looked wonderful after a great deal of hard work by committee members, when everyone sat down to a splendid three course meal. After a warm welcome from chairman,... Continue Reading →

Parkrun update

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... Continue Reading →

High Cup Nick & Harewood House

Eventually the Club Champions got under way with races this weekend, on Saturday it was a family outing for the Ellis family to High Cup Nick fell race. In the junior races the youngest Mollie leading the way coming 1st in her age group and Matilda cutting her teeth on muddy off road races finishing... Continue Reading →

Parkrun’s Saturday 15th February

The Fountains Abbey Parkrun this week was designated as the second club championship run of 2020. However like the first run last week at the Muddy Boots 10K, it was cancelled due to the strong winds and rain. However 13 Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) turned up at the Catterick course for their 5K start... Continue Reading →

Hardmoors Saltburn Trail Marathon

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... Continue Reading →

Pie ‘n’ Pint, Pateley

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... Continue Reading →

Marrakesh Marathon

James Bartram excitedly travelled to Morocco to compete in the Marrakesh Marathon, and boy did he enjoy it, recording an amazing personal best (PB) of 3:09:58, he really wasn’t expecting! Conditions were perfect on a very flat route, with the distant horizon of the snow capped Atlas Mountains. On the streets you hardly know there... Continue Reading →

Weekly Update

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... Continue Reading →

NYSD Cross Country, Ormesby Hall

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... Continue Reading →

Weekly update

A busy weekend at the local Parkruns, 20 Bedale and Aiskew Runners were out at 4 different Parkruns. On a bright but very blustery day 13 BAR members were at Catterick, dispite the wind three BAR members achieved personal bests; James Wigglesworth in 22:50, Beth Grayson in 26:24 and Sarah Pardington 31:56. Also putting in... Continue Reading →

Kielder Winter 10mile trail

The first weekend of the New Year, Bedale & Aiskew Runners (BAR) are off to a flying start with running challenges. A recent newcomer to BAR with vast experience, David Adams has been tackling the challenging terrain of Kielder Forest. Kielder Winter 10mile trail run takes in amazing trails of Kielder Forest crossing the Kielder... Continue Reading →

Captain Cook’s & Parkrun Doubles

Welcoming the New Year a number of Bedale & Aiskew Runners (BAR) were out at events. Paul Ellis BAR chairman headed to Great Ayton for Captain Cook’s Fell race. An 8km event heading out from Great Ayton up, round Ayton Banks Woods and Round Hill Woods, with 318m of climbing. Paul had a challenging run... Continue Reading →

Jolly Holly Jog

On a mild day for the time of year 14 BAR members were out at Jolly Holly Jog burning off the Christmas Turkey! A testing undulating route mainly on fields and tracks, with much mud along the way, sometimes felt like one foot forward 3 backwards! Setting off from Hell Wath Nature Reserve on the... Continue Reading →

McTaggart Trot

At Parkrun’s this last weekend Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) club members were out at a number of the local events. At Catterick 10 BAR members attended with personal bests (PB’s) for Paul Ellis in 19:18, Julie Elsey in 29:11 and Sarah Pardington in 32:29. Other regulars at Catterick where Matt Randall, Paul Bainbridge, Raymond... Continue Reading →

Christmas and New Year Schedule

Our club and training schedule over the break is a little different to usual: Monday 23rd December: Monday night speed session as usual (6.30pm, Bedale Station) Wednesday 25th December: NO CLUB - but come join us at Catterick Christmas Day Parkrun Monday 30th December: Monday night speed session as usual (6.30pm, Bedale Station) Wednesday 1st... Continue Reading →

Thanks Pete

Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) have recently said a huge Thank You to Pete Richardson. Pete founded the Monday night training group on behalf of BAR approximately 8 years ago. Pete has voluntarily supported the group tirelessly come rain or shine, enduring moans and seeing us grow. Proud of what he has achieved Pete is... Continue Reading →

Hardmoors Roseberry Topping

Hardmoors Rosedale Topping setting off from Guisborough on Brown Hill before picking up the Cleveland Way to the check point at Roseberry Topping. Returning and picking up the Cleveland Way onward through Kildale swinging east over Baysdale Moor, Great Hograh Moor and Westerdale Moor to Castleton finishing by returning to Guisborough. With 5977ft of ascent... Continue Reading →

Doncaster 10k

As the year draws to a close a few BAR members are still out on some damp autumn days taking part is races across the county. Will Retchless took a trip to South Yorkshire for Doncaster 10k, for the last 2 years at The Running Awards this has been voted Best 10k in Yorkshire. Held... Continue Reading →

Wensleydale Wedge

The last race of the season in the Club Championship, the Wensleydale Wedge a 23 mile race organised by the Nidderdale Long Distance Walkers Association. The route sets off from the Temperance Hall Askrigg heading west to Bainbridge, quickly starting to climb and passing round Semerwater. Before starting to turn east and heading towards Aysgarth... Continue Reading →

Lena’s 100 Marathon Club success

For one member of Bedale & Aiskew Runners (BAR) it has been a long journey to achieving an amazing achievement. After a build of up over 9 years, with many experiences along the way and not initially a planning to run 100 marathons. As the journey progressed, realisation of her achievements Lena’s path crossed with... Continue Reading →

Hamsterley 10M

In the club championship a few BAR members headed up to the Run Durham Hamsterley 10 Miler. The race is one large loop with a challenging first 5km of steady climbs, run on forest trails returning to finish at the Nest Car Park near the middle of the Hamsterley Forest Drive. Picking up important points... Continue Reading →

Catterick Parkrun takeover & C25k finale

A fabulous crisp sunny autumn morning with a nip in the air, Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) took over the Catterick Parkrun to celebrate the graduation of the 4th group of Couch to 5k (C25k). With huge support from BAR club members and Catterick Parkrun volunteer regulars, cheering on all runners creating great spirit to... Continue Reading →

Club Championship Darlington Parkrun

This last weekend saw the club Championship event head to Darlington Parkrun with a beautiful morning to run in South Park. A small number of Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) club members headed out to earn to possibly valuable Championship points. Leading the BAR team home and 4th overall was Will Retchless in a personal... Continue Reading →

Yorkshire 10M & Marathon

As the autumn cools down the Championship hots up with Yorkshire 10 Mile, a flat course good for speed saw 10 BAR members take the challenge. The race begins in the heart of the City of York, passing various historic landmarks including the stunning York Minster and the impressive medieval   City Walls. Before taking to... Continue Reading →

Round Ripon Ultra & Lakes in a day

Round Ripon Ultra is a 35-mile circular route which starts and finishes in the pretty North Yorkshire village of Studley Roger. The undulating route follows the northern section of the Ripon Rowel and takes in varied terrain including the trail, woodland and moorland of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The race finishes with... Continue Reading →

Richmond Castle 10k

On a damp autumn morning 22 BAR members set out on Richmond Castle 10k, setting off from the Batts riverside park heading along the river swale past the spectacular Richmond Falls before crossing the river at Green Bridge and the 1st of 4 climbs heading up Slee gill. Turning left and heading towards Catterick Garrison for the... Continue Reading →

Grewelthorpe multi-terrain race

Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) club members were taking part is several events last weekend. Heading into the last 5 races of the club championship, a number of BAR members were at Grewelthorpe multi-terrain race. After a wet rainy night there was a break in the weather for the race.  Setting off up Hutts Lane... Continue Reading →

Equinox 24

Equinox 24 set in the stunning grounds of Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire. A 10k course of challenging and undulating terrain over fields and on tracks with the aim of completing as many laps as you can within 24 hours. Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) members Julie Giblin & Tash Miller put in a fantastic effort in... Continue Reading →

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