For the first time ever, entries were approaching our stated maximum of 350 a few days before the race, so we posted warning of this on the website before closing entries a day early and declared there could me no entries on the day. Our main concern was parking space
but we decided we could extend that to accomodate a few more cars, so we ended up accepting 400 entries, though "only" 351 turned up on the day - still a record! A new system of parking seemed to work well, though there was the usual queue of cars half an hour before the start, and everyone was through registration in time.
The weather was near perfect for running, being mild with a light breeze and only occasional light showers. One person sprained his ankle on the steep descent from Collier Gate but declined a lift and elected to walk back by a shortcut. Another had a grazed knee dressed by our doctor at the First Aid tent. There were no other casualties.
Harrogate Harriers brought a very strong team and won all three team trophies- the first time one club has managed this!
For a full list of placings and times, click on Full Results.
The photos on this page are a selection taken at various parts of the course. 3/8/17 I have now received some photos taken at the Finish and added them to the carousel on this page. You may find switching to the Thumbnail version will be helpful.
More photos can be found at Gate 8 Photos.
Also Black Hill Photos and Preparation Photos (This latter mainly of interest to Rotarians and helpers) and Gate 13 photos. Thanks to Dave & Matt Spashett, Jenny Blakeley, Howard Binks and Chris Wheatley.
12/8/17 I have just received yet more excellent photos but I can't add them all to the already large number on the site. However,if anyone would like originals of themselves, I will endeavour to find good ones of them if they send me their race number.
1.Tom Addison - Helm Hill
2. Chris Miller- Harrogate Harriers
3. Paul Lowe- Darlington Harriers
1.Mark Forrest- London frontrunners
2.Jonny Cartwright- Stainland Lions
1.Martyn Lofthouse- Nidd Valley
1.Andy Todd- Nidd Valley
1.Brian Martin- Quakers
2.Geoff King- Harrogate Harriers
1. Norman Bush N/A
2. David Seaman- Nidd Valley
1) Gerda Stevn- Nedbank Running Club
2) Heather Tuffs- York Acorn
3) Carol Morgan- Nidd Valley
1) Sarah Gill- Harrogate Harriers
2) Dawn Richardson- Quakers
1) Helen Price- Harrogate Harriers
2) Oonagh Bathgate- Swaledale Roadrunners
1) Marian Hesketh- Preston Harriers
2) Bridget Hughes- Stadium Runners
1) Shirley Oglesby- East Hull Harriers
2) Judith Greenwood- Stainland Lions
Mens 1st 4 men
Ladies 1st 4 Ladies
Mixed 1st 2 men 1st Lady
A big thank you to Jim Wight, James Herriot's son, who again very kindly came to start the race and present the prizes.
Another big thank you to Geoff Kensett and the team from Swaledale Roadrunners who managed the finish and time-keeping in a very professional way, as usual- something we Rotarians could not have done ourselves.
Thank you to all the clubs and individuals who took part. We hope you enjoyed it and want to return! We will have raised around £4,000 for charities and local deserving causes.Next year the race will again be run on the last Sunday of July, 29th July 2018
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 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 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!