This year's Run was organised differently to make it as safe as possible while Covid-19 infections were still high.

The hills above Wensleydale echoed once again to the sound of pounding feet as the 2021 Wensleydale Rotary Club Herriott Run was held yesterday. The Run has been staged for nearly 40 years with the exception of last year, but this was the 16th to take place off-road at Castle Bolton. After careful consideration and extra planning for the latest Covid guidelines Wensleydale Rotary staged another very successful event.

Running along a 14 kilometre course, the 231 entrants from all around the country (the numbers limited by Covid considerations) were aged between 18 and over 70.

The fastest time was achieved by Paul Cornock, from Richmond in a blistering 53 minutes.

Here are the  Results by time - The staggered start meant that the first home were not necessarily the fastest, so we are indebted to the time-keepers for sorting that out!

See  Individual Results , Men and Women by age groups.

Team Races

Mens 1st 4 men


Ladies 1st 4 Ladies

London Frontrunners

Mixed 1st 2 men and 1 Lady

Easingwold Running Club

As well as the photos to be seen by clicking the arrow on the site's main image, which were taken at the start and Gate 6, you can see more taken at Gate 8 and near the end at Gate 15 . You can also watch an amazing time lapsed video of the whole run, sent in by Alex Carrington! 

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.

Thanks also to Tom Orde-Powlett, Richard Spensley & Son, and Stewart Raw for use of their land.

Thank you to all the clubs and individuals who took part. We hope you enjoyed it, despite the changes,and want to return. We will have raised funds for charities and local deserving causes. I'll enter the amount when this has been counted.

Finally, thanks to the photographers, Jan Jarvis, Doug Binks, David Muscroft and Chris Wheatley.

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