Cash for kids – Yoga Fundraiser

Cash for kids, Yoga fundraiser on Sunday 3rd December 12pm-4pm.


Locke Park 10

Raymond Lightle did the Locke Park 10 mile race at Redcar yesterday. Completing it in 1:18:19. He was 41st out of 83 and 3rd out of 5 in his age category.

Well done Raymond!!

London Marathon Draw

The running clubs London Marathon place will be drawn on Wednesday 1st November before the club run.

If you are interested in putting your name in and have not yet done so please contact one of the committee members .

Rock n Roll Liverpool marathon and half

There are a number of members taking part in the Rock n Roll Liverpool marathon and half marathon 2018. It is taking place on 20th May. If anyone fancies taking part you can register, or come and join in the atmosphere.

Great South

Andy Gibb took part in the Great South run, a 10 mile race held in Southsea, Portsmouth.

He completed it in 1:28:04 – well done Andy!!

Camp hill 10k

Well done to the BAR members who took part in this local race.

Henry Anderson 55:18 (55), Anna Welch 1:02:41 (105), Rebecca Hesketh 1:07:17 ( 136).

249 runners

Shaun Lee Johnstone

A great turn out for the last Club Championship race of 2017.  Well done to everyone who took part.

There was also a special mention for John Hunter, who has completed every single race since it began 10 years ago. In recognition, John was presented with a special trophy. A great race in memory of Ray Johnstone’s son Shaun, and raises funds for the Brain Tumour Charity.

  Time Position
Chris Lees 01:11:20 23
Paul Berry 01:12:16 27
Paul Ellis 01:13:44 32
Nicola Simpson 01:19:07 52
Paul Simpson 01:19:15 53
James McCormack 01:20:34 60
Raymond Lightle 01:26:36 88
Andy Gibb 01:32:09 109
Anna Welch 01:36:30 116
Rita Berry 01:45:20 136
John Hunter 01:51:58 148

Race results link

158 runners

Yorkshire Marathon

Lucy Atkinson, Raymond Lightle, Mark Stewart and Wil Goldsworthy all completed the Yorkshire Marathon yesterday.

Mark 4:43:12 (2772); Lucy 4:28:21 (2339); Wil 4:01:12 (1468); Raymond 3:44:53 (837)

Well done, amazing achievements!!

Another one in the bag for Lena

Following Ripon Ultra 35 yesterday, Lena took part in the Kielder Marathon today, completing it in 4:35:43. Truly amazing or bonkers!!

Richmond Castle 10k

A tough course with some great times at the Richmond Castle 10k race today.

Paul Berry 44:35 (35); Chris Lees 45:51 (51); Paul Simpson 47:50 (67); Jake Gallini 47:57 (71); Nicola Simpson 49:07 (88); Stuart Black 50:26 (103); Henry Anderson 52:48 (130).

306 runners

Ripon Ultra 35

Fantastic achievements at the Ripon Ultra 35 miles yesterday.

Paul Ellis completing in 5:46, finishing in 11th position, Lena Conlin completing in 6:45, in 34th and Helen Shields completing in 6:45 in 35th place. Unfortunately Billy Conlin dropped out half way due to injury.

102 runners

Great Scottish Half

In a weekend of half marathons, Rita Berry also completed her first half marathon, with husband Paul. Finishing time was 2:10:06 (5553).

Redcar Half marathon

Some amazing achievements today at the Redcar Half Marathon. In spite of a detour via the 5k race, Yvonne & Becky completed 13.1 miles in a great time, in Becky’s first half marathon. Also completing their first ever half were Paul & Nicola, who must have had rockets attached to their shoes!

Paul Simpson 1:42:29 (244), Nicola Simpson 1:42:29 (245), Raymond Lightle 1:44:00 (255), Mark Stewart 2:00:58 (575), Yvonne Smith 1:56:24 (unofficial), Rebecca Smith 1:59:54 (unofficial).

928 runners

Coastal Trails Half Marathon

Well done to Stuart Black, who took part in the Coastal Trails Series Half Marathon 23. 9km today, completing it in in 2hrs 46mins. “It was hard but an excellent experience. Will definitely do another one.”

Equinox madness

A huge well done to Julie Giblin, Kim Taylor-Maskell and Lena Conlin, who took part in Equinox this weekend. A race run over a 24 hour period, where competitors have to complete a 10km course as many times as possible.

Kim completed 7 laps (70km), 232nd position and 71st in her category.

Julie completed 10 laps (100km), finishing in 95th position and 26/139 in her category.

Lena completed 17 laps (170km), finishing in 10th place, and 4th in her category.

(387 solo runners)

Snape Race Results

After a great turn out from the members at the Snape 10k on Saturday, the results have now been published. Some amazing times, well done to everyone! 

Link to the results

7 Paul McGee 00.41.37
11 Paul Berry 00.43.10
13 Thomas Dobson 00.43.32
16 Jake Gallini 00.44.02
19 David Fenn 00.44.46
21 James McCormack 00.45.29
22 Paul Simpson 00.45.42
33 Nicola Simpson 00.47.46
37 Henry Anderson 00.48.50
39 Raymond Lightle 00.49.57
40 Yvonne Smith 00.50.58
41 Daren Rosamond 00.50.59
44 Philip Johnston 00.51.42
61 Helen Simpson 00.55.55
65 Chris Appleton 00.56.39
87 John Hunter 01.03.17
98 Michelle Saunders 01.05.27


Conlin duo

The Conlin pair had a busy weekend, with Billy taking part in the Double Brutal Triathalon in Llanberis. Which involved a 4.8m swim, 232m bike, 51.1m run (including a little jaunt up Snowdon). AMAZING!!! Whilst Lena ran the HM60, finishing in a time of 13.56. That must be her warm up before Equinox this weekend. Inspirational!

Copenhagen Half Marathon

Well done to Chris Appleton who completed the Copenhagen Half Marathon in 2:08:33, in some very wet conditions.

Parkrun update

Well done to those BAR members who took part in a parkrun this weekend.

Louise Coggrave ran at Northallerton, her 5th parkrun, finishing in 95th position.

Whilst the below took part in Catterick, with Nicola Simpson finishing as first placed female, in 28th position and a PB time of 22:11. Amazing!! Paul Simpson also achieved a PB, finishing in a time of 21:12 (22). Raymond Lightle completed his 33rd Parkrun, in a time of 24:26 (41). Michelle Saunders finished in 30:40, equalling her PB, and her fastest run this year, well done!

GNR 2017

Well done to all our members who took part in the Great North Run today.

Paul Ellis 1:32:56; Jamie Berry 1:33:39; Thom Dobson 1:40:20; Raymond Lightle 1:42:03; Jake Gallini 1:46:55; Anna Welch 2:02:09, Mark Stewart 2:14:28; Tracy Allington 2:17:00; Sue Wheeldon 2:28:46; Fiona King 2:48:44.

Tholthorpe 10k

Raymond Lightle ran in the Tholthorpe 10k, completing it in an amazing chip time of 45:18 (96), and 9th in his age category.

(395 runners)

Sessay Swift

Club Championship Race #13 took place on Wednesday 23 Aug, in Sessay. A great turnout from the club, especially from the men, with 10 of you fighting for your points.

Results: Jamie Berry 23:02 (24); Paul Ellis 24:06 (36); Aron Lawrence 24:16 (39); Paul Berry 24:27 (43); Thom Dobson 24:33 (45); Paul Simpson 26:21 (66); Raymond Lightle 27:38 (84); Paul Bainbridge 29:09 (106); Chris Appleton 32:12 (142); John Hunter 33:10 (149); Nicola Simpson 27:32 (82); Marian Hunter 34:02 (163).

(227 runners)

Championship results can be found on the Championship page.

Club Championship Results Update

The Club Championship table has now been updated following the Sessay Swift 6k on Wednesday.

Club Championship Link

Club Handicap Link

Scorton Feast 10k

Club Championship race #12. Another race with the Berry family taking the lead. Jamie once again taking the lead and finishing ahead of the BAR pack in 42:03 and in 13th place overall out of the 119 finishers. Paul finished 17th in 43:11, with Rita finishing very strongly 93rd in 60:15. Raymond Lightle finished in 50:15, 46th overall, and a close 2nd in his M60 age group. John Hunter completed the course in 60:50 for 95th overall. Nicola Simpson gained maximum points in the ladies club shield with a PB time of 48-47 and 40th place overall, and Paul Simpson finished well in 28th and a time off 45-37.

Darlington 10k

Great club turnout for the 11th Club Championship Race of 2017; Darlington 10k.

A 2 lap race, starting and finishing in the town centre, it was a very well supported occasion, on a warm summers day, with some great PBs!!

Results: Jamie Berry 41:06 (179 PB), Aron Lawrence 42:22 (238), Chris Lees 42:29 (251 PB), Paul Berry 42:39 (259 PB), Raymond Lightle 48:26 (534), Becky Morris 53:13 (925 PB), Becky Smith 53:24 (937 PB), Chris Appleton 54:48 (1033), Mark Stewart 54:14 (1093), John Hunter 57:44 (1180), Rita Berry 59:18 (1266 PB).

(1877 runners)











Catterick parkrun

A good turn out of BAR members at the Catterick parkrun this morning, with 2 PBs, and all finishing in the top half!!

Raymond Lightle 23:52 (25), James McCormack 24:04 (26), Philip Johnstone 24:09 (27), Nicola Watkinson 25:21 (31), Helen Simpson 25:53 (PB 44), Anne Johnson 26:48 (PB 50).

(108 runners)

Parkrun update

Well done to those who took part in parkrun this weekend.
Catterick: Paul Berry 21:00 (22), James McCormack 21:44 (29), Raymond Lightle 23:08 (43) PB, Anne Johnson 27:43 (88) – 171 runners
Darlington: Marian Hunter 28:08 (181) – 293 runners

James Herriot 14k

James Herriot 14K Trail Race took place on Sunday with a start and finish at Castle Bolton. The course was all off road with some testing up hill sections and a strong head wind to contend with.

As a Club Championship race, Jamie Berry stormed in to take maximum championship points with a time of 71.05 for an overall position of 72. Nicola Simpson took maximum points in the ladies championship with a time of 78.11 for 135th overall. Jamie’s dad Paul was 2nd club male to finish in 73.09 and 99th, and to make it a very successful family day, mum Rita completed her first ever race over this course in 103.21 and 305th. Paul Simpson ran well to finish 125th in 76.46, followed by Raymond Lightle in 176th and 82.37, and John Hunter in 310th in 104.43, out of over 350 finishers.

Ryedale Running Festival

Well done to those who ran in the Ryedale Running Festival.

Anna Welch took part in the half marathon, completing it in 2:17:21.

Rebecca Maggs took part in the 10k, completing it in 48:29, finishing 1st in her age category, and 4th female overall.

Speed demons at Catterick parkrun

James McCormack, Paul Simpson, Nicola Simpson and Raymond Lightle have hit Catterick parkrun today with some amazing results.

James achieved a PB, finished in the Top 20 and made a huge reduction on his average parkrun time of 24:40!

Nicola achieved a personal best 5km time, and was the first female in!!

James 21:04 (16), Paul 21:49 (23), Nicola 22:28 (26), Raymond 24:38 (48).

(147 runners)


Well done to everyone who ran in the DT30 run yesterday. A 30km race, starting at Muker, running up to the Tan Hill Inn (Great Britain’s highest pub), almost 3000ft, this is a challenging one! 

Richard Woods 3:48:57 (110), Lucy Atkinson 4:31:31 (201), Mary Brown 4:14:28 (163)

(262 runners)

Parkrun update

This week three members ran at Catterick; Raymond Lightle 24:05, Anne Johnson 27:56, James McCormack 28:16, Karen Bowen 35:00, whilst Louise Coggrave ran at Northallerton 27:02.


Warm one at Burn Valley Half

Some fantastic times for the BAR members at Burn Valley Half Marathon today. Well done to you all, a hard course on a warm day.

Paul Ellis 1:40:13 (28), Jamie Berry 1:43:15 (42), Paul Berry 1:46:03 (53), Paul Simpson 1:50:26 (69), Raymond Lightle 1:52:37 (72), Yvonne Smith 1:57:59 (104), Barbora Pekna 1:59:10 (110), Lena Conlin 2:02:59 (132), Andy Gibb 2:06:56 (142), Chris Appleton 2:16:16 (171), Rebecca Hesketh 2:31:20 (209).

Some high finishers in age categories: Jamie 6th (M), Raymond 4th (M60), Barbora 3rd (F), Yvonne 5th (F30), Lena (F50)

BAR came 7/15 in mens team and 5/7 in the womens.

(222 runners)

35 BAR members have now taken part in a parkrun since Xmas

Raymond is leading the way having done 12 races, with Paul Bainbridge nipping at his heels on 11. 

Harrogate 10k

Well done to Rebecca Maggs and Mark Stewart who took part in the Harrogate 10k today.

Rebecca completing it in 49:03 (187), 14/74 in her category and Mark in 54:47 (321), 42/55 in his age category.

(562 runners)

Ripon Triathlon

Well done Jamie Berry, who completed his first triathlon at Ripon yesterday, completing it in 2:40:03 (564) and 9th in age category.

Tom Dobson completed the race in 2:45:06 (646), and 32nd in age category. Another amazing achievement, well done Tom!!! 

(1000 racers)

Club Championship Race #9: Northallerton Parkrun

12 BAR members took part in the 9th Club Championship race today, Northallerton Parkrun. Some great times, two PBs and some very red faces, well done to everyone.

Paul Ellis 20:23 (4), Chris Lees 21:17 (6), Paul Berry 21:32 PB (7), Paul Simpson 22:46 PB (10), Paul Bainbridge 23:16 (11), Raymond Lightle 24:07 (14)

Nicola Simpson 23:45 (12), Becky Morris 25:22 (21), Nicola Watkinson 26:08 (24), Helen Simpson 26:30 (26), Louise Coggrave 27:08 (32), Anne Johnson 28:00 (45)

90 runners

Osmotherley Trail 12km

Well done Anna Welch, who raced in the Osmotherley Trail 12km today, completing it in 1.14.49, finishing 23rd overall and as the 10th female.

Lambton 10k

Raymond Lightle took part in the Lambton 10k, near Chester-Le-Street on Sunday. A mixed terrain course, running through countryside, including the beautiful Lambton Castle. Raymond completed it in 50:56.

Staveley Stampede

Well done to Paul, Chris and John who ran in the Staveley Stampede 10k today.

Paul Bainbridge 47:50 (55), Chris Appleton 53:27 (86), John Hunter 1:00:52 (136). 178 runners