Despite there having been heavy rain for several days before the race, the ground was surprisingly devoid of puddles and mud. Lord Bolton's team had been working very hard on the track over the moor, so its surface was much improved over previous years, which was appreciated by some of the runners. However, it was warm and there was still high humidity. Many runners found this tiring and there was high demand for water, so it was fortunate we had prepared a third water station, and perhaps could have done with more!
Tom Levi, from Thirsk, lead from start to finish in a time of 57min 22sec., two minutes ahead of Matt Sims in second place. Adam Kirk was third. Tom appeared to be enjoying himself, smiling all the way round!
Samantha Davies, from York, was first lady home in 67min 98sec, followed by Victoria Morris, from Harrogate and Nicola Simpson from Leyburn.
1. Tom Levi, Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers
2. Matt Sims, Grange Over Sands
3. Adam Kirk, Nidd Valley Runners
1. Mark Ellis, Quakers Running Club
2. Kim Brown,Ripon Runners
1.John Hamilton, Knaresborough
2. Mark Forrest, Richmond and Zetland Harriers
1. Mark Jordan, Harrogate Harriers
2. Steve Hallam, Stainland Lions RC
1. Michael hetherton, Pickering Running Club
2. Geoff Bullock, Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers
1) Samantha Davies, Easingwold
2) Victoria Morris, Ripon Runners
3) Nicola Simpson, Bedale & Aiskew Runners
1. Samantha Davies, Easingwold
2. Nicola Simpson, Bedale & Aiskew Runners
1. Lorraine Hiles, Thirsk & Sowerby
2. Lin Bolton, Diss
1. Jill Jefferson, Red Rose Road Runners
2. Alice Lewis, Dursley Running Club
1. Coralin Harrison, Harrogate Harriers
2. Margaret Wikely, Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers
Mens 1st 4 men
Ladies 1st 4 Ladies
Mixed 1st 2 men 1st Lady
Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers
As usual, a big thank you to volunteers from Swaledale Road Runners who managed the finish and time-keeping in a very professional way, as usual- something we Rotarians could not have done ourselves. One even helped by acting as sweep from gate 8!
Thanks also to Tom Orde-Powlett and Richard Spensley & Son for use of their land.
Thank you to all the clubs and individuals who took part. We hope you enjoyed it and want to return! We will have raised over £3,000 for charities and local deserving causes such as victims of the recent flooding in Wensleydale.
Next year the race will again be run on the last Sunday of July, 26th July 2020
Finally, thank you to our sponsors, The Walking Shop in Leyburn for providing the prizes for the first three men overall and first three ladies overall
There are several hundred photos on the slideshow, so I suggest you try the "Thumbnail" button, which will make it easier to find specific photos that enlarge when clicked. It also gives a better slideshow.
Thanks to the photographers, Jenny Blakely, David Spashett, Susan Rogers, Dinah Wilkes, Anne and Chris Wheatley.
more After early rain, conditions were ideal for the 174 runners who took part.
more This year's Run was organised differently to make it as safe as possible while Covid-19 infections were still high.
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 Now a popular annual event with runners coming from all over England