There were 239 entries and 205 runners on the day. For those wanting to check the results as soon as possible,click on James_Herriott_Country_Trail_Run.pdf for full results and on Category Winners for the first three home in each category.
In view of the many wet days we have been having, we were fortunate to have a dry, mild day, with only the briefest of light showers, so conditions would have been perfect but for the strong winds. Despite that, the runners made very good time. First home was Tim Richardson from Harrogate Harriers in 59min.31sec, followed by Brian Pennington of Howgill Harriers in 60.12, and Brian Potts of Elvet Striders in 60.49.
First Lady home, and 7th overall was Betty Bergstrand from Great Ayton, but Pudsey & Bramley AC in 62.36.Second Lady was Jess Young of Swaledale Road Runners in 71.12. and Third was Helen Burrell, a Leyburn resident and member of Swaledaile Roadrunners in 71.25.
I was delighted to see Swaledale Roadrunners win the Ladies Team event. They helped us plan the route some 17years ago, and continue to help with finishing times etc.
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. Also, Alec Rycroft, of Leyburn Walking Shop, who again donated the prizes. Tom also ran the race with two of his children!
more Prizes given out
more Photos of of those finishing out of the top 100
more Photos of each runner in order of finishing, apart from first two, for some reason.
more Needed due to large numbers of photos
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 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 Now a popular annual event with runners coming from all over England