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 →

Press Update: 13th November

The Leeds Abbey Dash had more than 10,000 people running through the city centre for Age UK charity, raising over £250,000. The 10K race attracted more than 8,000 runners from across the UK, with many aiming for a personal best on the flat fast course, which is an out and back route to Kirkstall Abbey... Continue Reading →

Championship Results Updated

The Championship results have been updated following the races this weekend - Shaun Lee Johnstone 10 and Osmotherly 10k. The competition is still going strong in the mens race! Well done to everyone that took part! Results page

Championship update

Well who would have thought the Male Championship could get more exciting!! After the latest Championship race on Sunday, at Grewelthorpe, the top 5 places have had a further move around. The last few races of the season means there is everything to run for - well done everyone!! Link to results

Championship Update

The Championship results have now been updated to include the results from Redcar. What an exciting competition we've got going on with the men. Very close, and everything to run for in the closing part of the season. Good luck!! Championship Results

Equinox 24

An achievement to be very proud of! Julie Giblin took part in Equinox 24, a race held over a period of 24 hours, with the purpose of completing a 10k course as many time as possible. Julie took part as a solo entry, completing 120km (12 laps) and finishing 17th lady out of 189.

Press update: 25th September

The Snape 10K is the Bedale and Aiskew Runners' local event and also part of their club championship. The weather was good for running, with the strong winds of the previous week having calmed down. The rain was not enough to make the ground soft, and in fact the race director described the going as... Continue Reading →

BSC Quiz night

The first quiz of the new season is Friday 28th September, and we are looking for volunteers to make up a team of 6 7pm for 7.30pm start, £3 per person including a Pie supper. If anyone is interested, please contact Louise, animal_57@hotmail.com or see me Wednesday.

Private Facebook group for members

Many thanks to those of you who have suggested creating a private Facebook group for members to discuss and share with one another. We have now created this group and encourage you to join it! The group is only open to current club members, and to join, please follow this link: BAR Club Members. You... Continue Reading →

Press update: 12th September

The Great North Run, as the biggest participation half marathon in the world, was highly anticipated by the Bedale and Aiskew runners who took part last weekend in Newcastle and Gateshead. This was the 38th running of the event with the most finishers ever, over 43,000. It was quite warm with a strong sun, with... Continue Reading →

Press update: 4th September

The Tholthorpe 10K is a well established event in the North Yorkshire Championship and so attracts top athletes from all parts of the region. The warm sunny weather brought out a record number of 473 runners to tackle the relatively flat all road course. It is thought of as a good PB (personal best) course,... Continue Reading →

Reminder: Catterick Races

Reminder that the running club are organising a day out at Catterick races on Saturday 22nd September, the first race is at 2:25 If you are interested in coming please can you contact Tasha Miller, Social Secretary (tashamoseley@hotmail.co.uk), so we can confirm numbers and organise transport. We hope to see you there!!

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