There was a good turnout of runners from all over the country. 246 registered and 218 actually ran. Despite the slightly cooler temperature, we added a third water station and this was well used!
No records were broken this year but Julie Briscoe, of Wakefield Harriers, came within seven seconds of breaking the Ladies record when she finished 1st lady and 4th overall in 58min 23secs! 2nd lady was Heidi Dent, from Kirkby Stephen and Howgill Harriers in 62min 33sec. 3rd Lady was Claire Howard of Sheffield and Totley AC, in 69min 10 secs. All three ladies beat last year's winning lady's time.
Mike Jefferies, of Grinton and Billingham Marsh House, was 1st Man home again in 54min 48secs, 1min 02sec faster than last year. 2nd home was Tony Lambert, of Carperby and Swaledale Road Runners, in 55min 55sec, almost three minutes better than last year when he was third. 3rd home was Sam Fisher, of Sedbergh and Howgill Harriers, in 58min 08sec, running here for the first time.
Swaledale Road Runners won the men's team race for the second year running. London Frontrunners won the Ladies team race, while Howgill Harriers won the mixed team trophy at their first visit.
Other results in brief
Men over 40; 1 Mark Forrest, London Frontrunners (for 2nd year); 2 Paul Muller, Horwich RMI
Men over 50; 1 Kevin Hesketh, Preston Harriers; 2 Andy Todd, Nidd Valley Harriers
Men over 60; 1 Neil Scruton Scarborough AC; 2 Rob Burn, Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers
Ladies over 35; 1 Heather Halliday Bedale & Aiskew; 2 Caroline Hall, Wirral AC
Ladies over 45; 1 Marian Hesketh, Preston Harriers; 2 Anne Middleton Denby Dale Travellers
Ladies over 55; 1 Pat Kirby, Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers; 2 Jacqueline Ackroyd, Otley AC
1st 4 Men Rotary Trophy; Swaledale Roadrunners
1st 4 Ladies Swaledale Roadrunners Trophy; London Frontrunners
Mixed Team of 1st 2 Men and 1 Lady; Howgill Harriers
Jim Whyte, son of James Herriot, presented the prizes
For those who asked for a full list of runners and finishing times, click on Results 2014
01/08/14 All Photos have been added, though I apologise for the poor quality of some on the slideshow due to a camera fault. Click on "Images" above the slideshow to display them all on one page to help you scan through quickly. Also, please click on Peter Richardsons Photos, which will take you to a series of truly excellent photos taken by him- many thanks Peter!!
A big thank you to Liz Sowter, John Wilson, and other members of Swaledale Road Runners who again gave up their spare time to manage the finish and time-keeping- a job we Rotarians would feel incompetent to do, so we could not manage without them!
Thank you to all the clubs and individuals who took part, we hope you enjoyed it and want to come again! We will have raised around
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 There was an excellent turnout for this year's James Herriot Country Trail Run with 286 entered and 244 actually running.
more Runners from all over the country took part in this year's James Herriot Country Trail Run near Bolton Castle, organised by the Rotary Club of Wensleydale.
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!