More than 200 runners take on James Herriot County Trail Run

More than 200 runners took on the James Herriot County Trail Run in Wensleydale today.

The event is organised by Wensleydale Rotary Club.

In view of the recent wet weather organisers were pleased to have a dry, mild day, with only the briefest of light showers.

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, from 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 also a member of Swaledaile Roadrunners in 71.25.

As usual, a big thank you to volunteers from Swaledale Road Runners who managed the finish and time-keeping in a very professional way.

Thanks also to Tom Orde-Powlett, who started the race, 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.

Thank you to all the clubs and individuals who took part.

The event raised £2,860 for charities and local deserving causes.