Swaledale Runners

Formerly Swaledale Road Runners

Race Reports

News roundup April 18th 2016

The Wensleydale Wander started life as an event for walkers but over the years an increasing number of runners have taken part, either over the short 12 mile route or the longer 23 mile option. This year's event took place in fine weather on April 9th and featured many club members. Unfortunately the results are a confusing mix of runners and walkers, both long and short, listed by residence rather than club. However there is no doubt that Steve Brown was the winner in the short event in 88.24, with Andrew Fletcher third in 100.00 and Caitlin Pearson fourth overall and first woman in 100.30. Robbie Kelly and James Taylor were 7th and 8th in 105.23 and Rebecca Simpson was 9th and second woman in 112.00. Alyson Cole (156.00) and Marian Hunter and Stu Clarkson (both in 171.20) also competed in the short event. In the long event Martin Randall had a great run and surprised himself by winning the race in 199.20 with Mark Sowerby next in 218.30. Sue and Ray Crabbe finished together in 237.50. Other club times - Vicki Howe 249.30, Niall Cheyne 259.30, Jan Ilsley and Suzie McGann 268.00.
There were also two Parkrunners in action on April 9th. Stuart Hardcastle ran 22.09 in Darlington and Nicky Logan finished in 37.28 at Fountains Abbey. Stuart ran another 5k the following day, this time at the Preston Park Tees Trail race, and recorded a time of 23.27.