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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 →

Snape 10k & 5k Fun Run

Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) club members were out in force last weekend at the local Snape 10k, a club championship race. A warm sunny day kept the championship race hot, a massive turn out from the club with 28 BAR members running the 10k. BAR members were rewarded with some excellent times: Will Retchless... Continue Reading →

Championship Race Catterick Parkrun

The Championship run this last weekend was Catterick Parkrun a massive total of 21 Bedale & Aiskew Runners (BAR) members turned out to the fast 3 lap course.  11 members racing away with Personal Best’s (PB’s); Chris Lees, James Bartram, Kev Gaskell, Henry Anderson, Ann Harrington, Claire Temple, Nigel Haresign, Kay Kelly, Katie Watson, Claire... Continue Reading →

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 →

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