Inaugural Stately Trails event held at Constable Burton

More than 100 runners visited Constable Burton Hall near Leyburn to take part in the inaugural Stately Trails event on Thursday.

Runners completed a 5km or 10km course of this estate, which took them across fields, through woods and over becks.

A fun run for under 13s also took place.

Artisan hotdogs made from local pork were provided to runners after the race, which was organised by DalesRunner.

Local business, Don’t Sell The Farm created medals for the event which can also be used as coasters.

Instead of plastic ribbon, the medals were strung with local wool as an eco-friendly alternative.

Jess Young, from DalesRunner, said: “Despite the wet weather this week, we had a super evening of running. As always, our wonderful competitors were up for the
challenge and the atmosphere was fantastic.

“We are extremely grateful to the team at Constable Burton Hall for working with us to bring a fabulous new course to the trail running calendar.”

Competitors travelled from across the region to take part and were encouraged to car share through a car share raffle.

Runner Sarah O’Connor from Richmond said: “Fantastic setting for a lovely 10km run; beautiful grounds and lots of mud and streams.

“What’s not to love on a trail run? And the hotdog at the end was amazing.”

The next event in the Stately Trails series is on 4th July at Aske Hall near Richmond.

Entries for future events are available via the DalesRunner website at www.dalesrunner.co.uk