On July 24th two Swaledale Runners completed the fearsome Lakeland 50, made tougher by the heat. Jess Young finished in an amazing time of 11.46.15, 19th female and 123rd overall. Simon was feeling good, but chose to stick with a fellow runner, finishing in 14.46.06. Credit also goes to Ros Blackmore and Neil Bowmer, who spent around 22 hours at a checkpoint, encouraging and assisting runners.
Closer to home there was a good turnout at the James Herriot Trail run on July 25th, with some Swaledale Runners racing and others assisting the organisers with timing. Josh Westwood was first home for the club in 62.17 (21st overall) , followed by Iain Kerr in 64.49, Jim Coldwell in 75.53, Isla Collinge in 78.35, Heather Hodgson in 80.03 and Sam Metcalfe in 96.31. Conditions were dry, but this remains a challenging, hilly course.
Meanwhile Grace Gilpin took part in the Durham Coastal Trail half marathon. Despite getting stung by hornets she enjoyed the event and was 1st FV60, in 2.07.56.