Tholthorpe 10k & GNR

With the season moving on the Club Championship is hotting up, how are is it going to change in the last few races? The latest Club Championship race was Tholthorpe 10k starting on the picturesque village green, taking a route on quiet local roads returning to the village for the finish, an excellent course for... Continue Reading →

Studley 10k race and 2k fun run

Studley Royal Cricket Club are holding a fund raising 10k largely off-road race and a 2k fun run on Sunday 13th October. For more details on the event, and to enter, please see: https://racebest.com/races/studley

Darlington 10k

Many Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) took on the Darlington 10k this last weekend with its combination of fantastic support and a fairly flat course, it is one of the fastest 10k races on the calendar. The conditions were also perfect: despite the threat of heavy rain, strong winds and even baking sun, the race... Continue Reading →

C25k finale Catterick Parkrun

As the latest group of Couch to 5k of Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) club members completed their program. They marked their ‘graduation’ by running the Parkrun at Catterick, with many other BAR members out supporting and volunteering adding to the Carnival atmosphere. There were 19 members in total from BAR, 9 of which were... Continue Reading →

James Herriot Trail race

In the club championship BAR members took on the James Herriot 14k trail race over moor land Castle Bolton in Wensleydale. BAR members were out gaining points towards the season long competition, leading the BAR members home was James Bartram in 67:25 finishing 30th, followed by Will Retchless in 69:01 finishing 36th of 264 finishers.... Continue Reading →

Burton Leonard 10k

Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) club members were taking part in Burton Leonard 10k a multi-terrain race taking in the pretty landscape which surrounds the picturesque village, starting and finishing from the Burton Leonard Primary School. Keeping up the championship challenge Matt Randall lead the BAR team home in 44:53, followed by Jason Ashford in... Continue Reading →

Burn Valley half marathon

In a hot Championship challenge several BAR members took on the gruelling route of the Burn Valley half, one of the most scenic races in the calendar. Starting in Masham the gateway to Wensleydale, heading through the grounds of Swinton Castle on picturesque roads. Up. towards Leighton along the River Burn climbing Rigg Bank and... Continue Reading →

Endure 24 & Run Harrogate 10k

Endure 24 the Glastonbury for runners! Held in the scenic Bramham Park over a 5 mile trail route, through woodland and across beautiful countryside. BAR club member Julie Giblin completed a fantastic 16 laps over 22:39:58 and second claim member Lena Conlin squeezed in 17 laps in 24:13:54 also completing her 92nd marathon. Wow what... Continue Reading →

June update

BAR Members have been at championship races at Newton Aycliffe 10km an undulating road route Raymond Lightle finished in 51:04 and 3rd in the V60 age category. Other members took on Staveley Stampede a 10km multi-terrain race from Staveley Village through the nature reserve along roads and tracks finishing at Staveley Village Hall. Jason Ashford... Continue Reading →

Congratulations Paul

Last Wednesday night the Bedale and Aiskew Runners committee and club members were proud to present Paul Bainbridge with honorary Lifetime Membership celebrating his service to the club and club members. As one of the founding members we thank Paul for his dedication and generosity in support of the club and its activities. He has... Continue Reading →

Redmire Social Run & Lanzarote Ironman

Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) club members organised a social club run, getting the Wensleydale Railway up to Redmire then running an 18 mile trail route home to Bedale via Leyburn, Cover Bridge, Finghall, and Newton-le-Willows. In cool conditions with a slight breeze excellent for running in, 18 members took a steady run with regular... Continue Reading →

Northallerton & Melmerby 10k’s

A sunny day for the Northallerton 10k the race started on the High Street before heading out of town on to rural lanes for a single loop before finishing under the Town Hall. Great conditions for some quick times 1st BAR members home were Will Retchless in 41:25 followed closely by James Batram in 41:41.... Continue Reading →

BAR Parkrun takeover

Bedale & Aiskew Runners (BAR) took the opportunity to support a local Parkrun at Catterick with organisation and volunteers to help host the event. Parkrun offers a positive, healthy, friendly, community environment every Saturday morning free of charge encouraging activity - run or walk your choice!   A fabulous carnival environment was created with loads... Continue Reading →

A weekend for PB’s

Runners have been out at Championship races accelerating their chances this season. At Fountains 10k, an undulating multi-terrain course leaving Grantley village before heading over Galphay Moor through the ‘puddle of mud’ returning by road up the ‘hill of pain’ finishing with an nice curving sprint (if there is anything left!) onto the school field.... Continue Reading →

All about the hills!

Ripon 10 mile starts and finishes at Hell Wath Nature Reserve along an undulating and picturesque route. Leading runners from Hell Wath around the Studley Royal Estate though beautiful countryside with views across Ripon. Four runners from BAR were out on the multi terrain route in the warm sunny weather Paul Simpson achieved a course... Continue Reading →

Kirkbymoorside 10k

Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) club members were taking part in events last weekend.   The 19th annual Kirkbymoorside 10k, a big day out of running in the Yorkshire moors. The race sets off from the centre of Kirkbymoorside. Along a single loop of undulating country lanes around Kirkbymoorside, providing stunning views en-route finishing with... Continue Reading →

Weekend Update

Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) club members were taking part in events last weekend.   Six BAR members ran the challenging and very hilly Hamsterley Forest 10k, along woodland paths and forest trails being rewarded with beautiful views of the forest and North Pennines.  Matt Randall a relative newcomer to running came home in 14th... Continue Reading →

Easter weekend update

A bright sunshiny bank holiday weekend brought challenges around the country for BAR club members. The 10th Helmsley 10K all-terrain challenge, leaving picturesque Helmsley on roads and then into forestry and fields before emerging to return on roads to Helmsley. Two BAR members tackled this alongside a 358 strong field: Will Retchless 41.38, achieving a... Continue Reading →

Manchester marathon, and a half, and some…

Bedale and Aiskew Runners had three members taking part in the prestigious Manchester Marathon last Sunday. Paul Simpson was pleased with a strong and confident performance in his third marathon, to finish in a personal best (PB) time of 3 hours 18 minutes and 17 seconds. This knocked 13 minutes from his previous PB set... Continue Reading →

Coniston 14 and ten parkrunners

Bedale and Aiskew Runner, John Hunter, has been training hard to take part in one of his favourite races. Last weekend he travelled to the Lake District to run in the Coniston 14 mile event. This is described as probably the most scenic road race in the country, completing a full circuit of Coniston Water,... Continue Reading →

Parkrun, parkrun, parkrun, dash!

Runners from the Bedale and Aiskew club (BAR) attended three different Parkruns last Saturday. There was a field of 190 at the Catterick event with nine BAR athletes, four achieving personal best (PB) times. Alex McNairn clocked an all time PB of 21.12 for the 5K course, followed by Becky Smith achieving a course PB... Continue Reading →

Just another 50 miles…

Club runners Lena Conlin and Stuart Black completed the Hardmoors 50 Ultra Marathon last weekend. Both runners are very experienced at these very long distance races, but the weather made this one particularly challenging - gale force winds combined with torrential rain (and therefore lots and lots of mud!) meant that they had to work... Continue Reading →

Lightwater Valley 10k and Thirsk 10m

The Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) 10K coaching group reached their target race last Sunday at the Lightwater Valley 10K. Many were running a race for the very first time, and so nerves were jangling and questions were being asked. New club Chairman, Paul Ellis, was on hand to calm anxieties, and pass on advice... Continue Reading →

Weekend round-up and AGM

The weather last Saturday morning was wet, windy and cold, but nevertheless 14 Bedale and Aiskew Runners were out early taking part at four different Parkrun events. Darlington was the venue for the 10K coaching group with Matt Randall and Becky Smith both recording yet another all time personnel best for the 5K distance with... Continue Reading →

Sessay Swift 6k – registration now open

This unusual 6k distance race will take place on Wednesday the 21st August and registration is now open on BookItZone (https://bookitzone.com/marian_codling/vqjFFX). It is the shortest club championship race apart from the one allowable parkrun, and a lovely mid-week alternative to the usual weekend races. Hope to see many of you there!

Fountains Abbey Parkrun

A great turn out from BAR for our fourth club championship race of the season at the beautiful Fountains Abbey Parkrun. Fourteen of our runners joined over 450 others taking part and put in some very impressive performances on this tough course, with six course PBs and four all time PBs! First home in an... Continue Reading →

AGM and updates to the club constitution

The club's Annual General Meeting will be held at Bedale Sports Club on Wednesday 6th March at 7.30pm (after a slightly shorter club run). All club members are encouraged to attend, and the meeting will: set membership fee levels for 2019/20; consider a revision to our club constitution; and elect officers for the club committee.... Continue Reading →

Melmerby 10k – registration open

Melmerby 10k, just outside Ripon, is one of our club championship races and has just opened to entries. The race is on Sunday 26th May at starts at 11:30. It is one of the faster course. You can enter online here: https://racebest.com/races/2kw22

Press Update: December 2018

26th November 2018 The Bedale and Aiskew Runners have been organising a 'Couch to 5K' course under the watchful eye of club coach Chris Lees. After nine weeks of introduction and training, up to three times a week, the group were ready for reaching their goal at the local Parkrun at Catterick. To add to... Continue Reading →

Awards Night: 9th February 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the Awards Night, an evening to recognise and celebrate our members achievements, to enjoy an evening of laughs with a meal and a dance. The Awards Night will be taking place on Saturday 9th February, at 7pm, at Bedale Golf Club. Tickets are £20 each, and include a 3 course... Continue Reading →

Championship Results 2018

After the final Wildcard race of the year, the Championship results have been finalised. What an exciting time it has been watching everyones race times come in, and the impact on the leadership table. Championship Results Well done to everyone who has taken part in the Championship this year, you have a lot to be... Continue Reading →

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