The first race in the Due North Race Series was set in the beautiful riverside location of Burnsall. Taking in several sections of the Dales Way footpath with around 500m of ascent. Climbs rewarded with 360 degree views of the Yorkshire Dales. Riverside paths, stone tracks and open fields provided a great mix of terrain suitable for those new to trail running but also plenty of challenges and interest for the more experienced trail runner.
We had 6 members in the mix enjoying the scenery and enjoying the lovely weather, all had a great race with some eye catching results.
Starting on Bank Street this little 5k+10k race organised by RunAble went out along Elland Road before dropping down to the canal side, then up a steep path and back down to the finish. A great little race which goes ahead every Saturday at 9am throughout April+May.
3 of us entered with Paul Greenwood storming to 1st place, I finished 6th with Matt Dodds in 9th smashing his PB.
Not being one to hang about waiting for a local race to happen Steve Brook decided to take a trip to Carlisle to celebrate Easter, not sure if this was a planned day trip out for Rocky’s mum but nonetheless Steve was on his way. An advertised flat 10k with slight undulations on country Lanes finishing in front of the grandstand at the racecourse.
Steve raced well finishing as 1st MV70 with a time of 51:15
The National Literacy Trust was thrilled to organise their first ever virtual Where’s Wally? Weekender over the weekend.
‘Don the classic Where’s Wally? red and white stripes and run, walk or jog your own 1k, 5k or 10k route to help support the literacy of disadvantaged children”
Everyone who took part got a free Where’s Wally? costume, a medal and virtual goody bag once they had completed their route.
The Where’s Wally Weekender was open to everyone, whether you were a seasoned runner, wanting to take on a new challenge, or fancied a fun walk! All you needed to do was show off your stripes, choose your route and track your distance and be encouraged to raise money for the work of the National Literacy Trust. In total the trust managed to raise over £46000 from race fees.
Well done to all who took part, here’s a few snaps of the QRC ladies (and Phil) having fun. What a set of Wally’s