Zoe Mason has picked up where she left off after a break from running and was first woman in the Darlington Parkrun on May 14th in 22.00. Marian Hunter also ran, finishing in 26.23, with Kathleen Finn in 29.20. In a higher quality field the following weekend Zoe was 8th woman in 22.30. At Northallerton on May 14th Ronan and Nicki Walsh both ran PBs, recording 23.23 and 30.45 respectively.
Seven club members ran in this year's Ripon 10 mile road race on May 15th. Calderdale based Derek Parrington returned to the area for the event and was first club finisher and 16th out of 356 runners in 67.36. Ronan Walsh was next home in 82.26, followed by Niall Cheyne 86.59, Roger Brisley 96.42, Anne Singleton 99.52, Grace Gilpin 102.15 and Nicki Walsh in 110.53. On the same day Martin Randall ran at the scenic Raby Castle 10k, coming 37th out of 458 runners in 41.51.
Jim Coldwell was back in the Lake District on May 22nd, this time on the roads rather than the fells. On a warm day he completed the hilly Windermere Marathon in 3.57.44 for 140th place out of 532 runners.