175 runners take part in annual Herriot Run

The hills above Wensleydale echoed once again to the sound of pounding feet as the 2022 Wensleydale Rotary Club Herriot Run was held on Sunday.

Running along a 14km course starting at Bolton Castle, the 175 entrants from all around the country were aged between 18 and over 70.

This was the first Herriot Run to take place under normal conditions after the Covid lockdowns.

David Muscroft, spokesperson the club, said: “200 runners registered but 25 did not run, possibly because of a bad forecast of rain.

“As it turned out the light rain stopped shortly after the race began. Conditions were then near perfect — the weather mild with little wind and the ground quite soft but not muddy.

“Wensleydale Rotary is committed to local charity fund raising, community service and involvement, especially promoting ethical and sustainable projects. Our major local charity is The Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

“Calling on the many decades of our members’ experience in Wensleydale, we bring a unique mix of local expertise and organising skill to our efforts.

“All are welcome to come along and see what our club does, and new ideas for our efforts are always welcome.”

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