There were 275 entries and 239 actual runners on the day. This was slightly down on last year, but for instance, London Road Runners brought only a few runners in comparison with previous years, and pointed out that there were other events going on in East London this year!
Conditions were good, with the ground being firm but not rock hard, the weather was cool with only occasional light showers, but there was a strong headwind on the moor section, which was probably why no records were broken this year.
Jo Buckley of Calder Valley Fell Runners was 1st Lady home and ninth overall in 59min 57sec.
Abbey Runners (Leeds) used the race as their annual Club Trip and brought a large contingent of 32 runners, They were rewarded by winning both the Mens and Ladies team awards!
Results in brief
Overall: 1 Andy May, Valley Striders; 2 Paul Butler,Loftus & Whitby; 3 Chris Miller Harrogate H & AC
Over 40: 1 Tony Lambert, Swaledale Road Runners; 2 Trevor Wilks, Leeds City AC
Over 50: 1 Steve Brown, Swaledale Road Runners; 2 Andy Normandale, York Acorn AC
Over 60: 2 Mick McKenna, Dallam Running Club; 2 John Ward, Abbey Runners
Overall; 1 Jo Buckley Calder Valley Fell Runners; 2 Lucy Thompson, Stainland Lions; 3 Carol Morgan Nidd Valley Road Runners
Over 35: 1 Kate Bell, Abbey Runners; 2 leanne Farmerly-Hague, Abbey Runners
Over 45; 1Aileen Baldwin, Stainland Lions; 2 Lorraine Hiles, Thirsk & Sowerby harriers
Over 55: 1 Pamela Costello, Redcar Running Club; 2 Valerie Pell, Kippax Runners
1st 4 Men Rotary Trophy: Abbey Runners
1st 4 Ladies Swaledale Road Runners Trophy: Abbey Runners
Mixed Team 1st 2 Men & 1 woman: Stainland Lions
Click on FULL Results for all finishing times etc.
This year the event again raised more than 2,000 which will be used by the Rotary Club of Wensleydale to support local community projects and disaster relief.
PHOTOS- thanks to Pip Land for many of the photos. She has copyright on them but if any are wanted for personal use or for club websites, she is willing to email them. Others were taken by me (Chris Wheatley). Please contact me directly, or through the club website contact form, if would like any of the photos sending in better resolution.
NB there are hundreds of photos on the slideshow. If you want to look for specific people, try clicking on "View thumbnails"- these can be enlarged.
The initial photos on the slideshow are the various winners being presented with their prizes by James Whyte, son of James Herriot.
08/08/12 Just received a disc from Cilla Alcock- click on More Photos to see those she took at Gate 14about 500 metres from the finish.
Thanks are due to our sponsors; Gregory Packs, who provided Active Trail Packs for both Mens 1st and Ladies 1st; Hagloffs, who provided Hip Packs for Mens and Womens 2nd; The Walking Shop, Leyburn, who provided Buffs for Mens and Womens 3rd, as well as liasing with Gregory and Hagloffs for their sponsorship.
more This year's Run was organised differently to make it as safe as possible while Covid-19 infections were still high.
more This year's Herriot Run was again very successful despite heavy rain the previous day and a poor forecast, which put off 48 entrants but 264 runners took part in relatively dry conditions.
more 236 runners braved atrocious weather, with heavy rain and wind, to run this year's race
more There was a record entry of 400 for this year's James Herriot Country Trail Run, with 351 actualling running on the day.
more There was a record turnout for this year's James Herriot Country Trail Run with 320 entered and 265 actually running.
more Photos taken at Gate 8. Apologies for the disappointing quality.
more Michael Rheinberg who was marshalling at gate 12 took a number of photos of runners approaching the final part of the run. This is a slideshow of them.
more Photos taken as runners reached the top of Black Hill
more Photos taken by various Rotarians preparing for the event
more Photos taken between Gates 12 and 13 nearing Finish
more The weather was again kind to us with the temperature several degrees lower than the heat of previous days, and with a gentle breeze.
more There was an excellent turnout for this year's James Herriot Country Trail Run with 286 entered and 244 actually running.
more Extras photos taken from Gate 8 by Howard Binks
more Rotarians were up early to erect the registration tent etc
more There was an excellent turnout for this year's James Herriot Country Trail Run with 296 entered and 257 actually running.
more This second group of photos was taken by Cilla Alcock at gate 14 on the run into the finish
more Entries are now closed and we are full so there will be NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY. Sorry for any disappointment but as we are limited by parking please don’t arrive on chance. Many thanks for your superb support
more Despite the poor weather forecast and the rain that did arrive, 258 runners registered, 70 of them on the day! In the end, 238 actually ran the race, and all finished. The grass sections were softer than in previous years, but none were too wet.
more 204 runners took part in this years race. Conditions were good apart from a strong head wind on the top section. Click on the photos below to enlarge them.
more A sequence of photos taken at the top of the first hill of the Run
more Runners came from all corners of England on Sunday, July 31, to take part in The James Herriot Country Trial Run at Castle Bolton, organised by the Rotary Club of Wensleydale.
back After a successful Run in 2021 despite the difficulties, we hope that we can hold the event more normally in 2022!