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 →

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:

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 →

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