This must have been the hottest race in the Dales this year with soaring temperatures nearing the high 20's and increasing as the race went on. The ground underfoot for the most part was hard and very dry with only a short stretch over softer grassy heath. There was a very slight breeze along the upper stretches of the course but this gave little respite to the 267 competitors who completed the 14K course. For the lower lying parts of the course there was no breeze and the heat was heavy on runners and organising staff alike. Sun cream and water were the order of the day.
Our patron Mr James Wight started the race that was hotly contested for individual and spot prizes provided by the sponsors Dalesport of Bedale and Puma Running with club team shields provided by York Acorn for the team of the first two men and one lady, the Swaledale Club Shield for the team of the first four ladies, and the Rotary Club Shield for the team of the first four men
This event is becoming quite a challenge for the runners personal bests and there are new runners entering with good times each year. Apart from Gary who seems to speed up each time there are people like Craig Stewart of Forfar Road Runners who put in a PB of
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 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!