It's been a busy few weeks for the Swaledale Runnners. There has been some astonishing achievements, PB's, first time fell runners, a massive variety of races/ events.
On 18th May Liz Sowter went back to road marathon running and competed in the Bentham Marathon and was extremely pleased with 4.54.06, 39th overall and first FV55.
Ros Blackmore had a great Ingleborough Marathon 11th out of 39 in 5.48.35.
Also on 18th, Tim Grimwwod competed in The Old County Tops Fell Race in the Lakes - 37 miles, team event. He ran with Tom Radcliffe. They completed the event in just over 11 hours and were 104th team.
On 19th May Jean Bradley and Sheila Cantrell both achieved PB's at the Manchester 10k with 54.25 & 59.20 respectively.
Also on 19th was the Keswick 10k. Sam Metcalfe & Catriona Riley went along for their first of two races in three days and ran the race in 1.19.21 & 1.19.37 respectively.
They then competed in their first fell race on 21st, the Roseberry Romp. Mel Scott was there in her first fell race. Tim Grimwood continued his brilliant form by winning the race. Fell running regulars Mike Keavney & Jim Coldwell also ran. Jim coming back from injury.
The ultra running giant that is Ian Oldham competed and finished the famous (infamous!!) Dragons Back Race, five days, 200 miles, 8 1/2 miles of ascent. An amazing achievement.
On 25th, Neil Bowmer & Ros Blackmore competed in the Isle of Jura Fell Race in very wild conditions. Their times were 6.18.18, 199th & 7.06.59, 237th respectively.
There were lots of races on the 26th:
Melmerby 10k - Martin Randall - 42.13, Jess Young - 43.46 (2/6), Robbie Kelly - 45.18 (3/12), Peter Devlin - 48.14, Roger Brisley - 56.15
Edinburgh Half Marathon - a good battle between Iain & James for club honours - Iain Kerr - 1.39.00, James Taylor - 1.39.45, Simon Hewitt - 1.56.39 - Rebecca Pickles - 1.59.21, Amy Kerr - 2.04.01, Debbie Eden- Hayhurst - 2.14.20
Edinburgh Marathon - Brilliant run from Derek Parrington - 3.02.53
Liverpool Marathon - Great run from Carol Murray with a GFA - 3.59.47 - 13th F50- F54
Liverpool Half Marathon - Two more PB's for Jean Bradley & Sheila Cantrell - 2.10.30 & 2.16.26
Northallerton 10k - more great results, Zoe Mason - 43.59 - 4th Female - Age Cat -3/65, Andrew Fletcher - 44.01 - Age Cat -1/60, Niall Cheyne - 54.13, Chris Sayer - 58.12, Helen Bains - 1.00.16, Sarah Atkinson - 1.13.32, Sarah Norman - 1.24.04
Tony Taylor made a brilliant effort of the Hardmoors 110, managing 91 miles before having to retire.