Swaledale Runners

Formerly Swaledale Road Runners


Out of town run: Northallerton

We will be doing an off-road run near Osmotherley on 30th July, approximately 5 miles. Meet at the Mencap Centre leaving at 6.15pm sharp or at the larger of the 2 car parks at Cod Beck near Osmotherley at 6.30pm. If meeting at the Cod Beck car park please contact Julia to make sure we don't leave you behind.

Everyone welcome.

Ju;ia Spittle

Race entries

Don't forget that you should now enter races as a member of Swaledale Runners, not Swaledale Road Runners. Don't worry about any old entries - these will still be recognised.

Club records

I have just updated no fewer than five club records - see under competitions above. Congratulations to Julia Spittle, Martin Luxton, Ronnie Cassar and Jackie Keavney.  There may well be some more that I have missed, so please e-mail Liz if this is the case.

Out of town runs: route 3

If you fancy something a bit different Route 3 (August 7th) will take runners into Wensleydale, starting in Redmire and taking in Castle Bolton and Aysgarth Falls. Click here for more information.

Anniversary Waltz

01-JimOn April 19th Jim Coldwell, Jack (Keavney) and myself travelled to the Lakes for the 18th Anniversary Waltz. The race is based at Stair Village Hall in the Newlands Valley and celebrates the wedding anniversary of organisers Steve and Wynn Cliff who were married in Newlands Church. It covers 11.5 miles with 3600ft of climbing and takes in Robinson, Hindscarth, Dale Head, High Spy and Catbells. It's the easier of 2 races that run simultaneously, the Teenager with Altitude (15.4 miles, 7600ft) visits several more summits before the 2 races join on Robinson.

Chat about route choices on the route ahead is normal on fell runs, this time the talk was about the route choice to the start line. A serious accident had brought the A66 to a standstil02-Mike
l east of Keswick. Like many others we made a long detour via Caldbeck. We talked to one runner who jumped out of his car and cycled the last 11 miles, another set off to run the same distance only to be picked up again by his wife after 7 miles once the traffic had started flowing again.

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British Fell Relays

Michael and Jacqueline Keavney hope to enter 1 or 2 Swaledale teams in the British Fell Relays this year. The event is on October 19th, almost on our doorstep near Sedbergh, so it would be a great opportunity for the club to enter for the first time. It is open to all abilities. Some fell running experience is required, but if you don't have this yet it wouldn't be too difficult to achieve in the summer. See the club forum for more details.

Club accreditation

There is a great article about our double celebration here on the England Athletics website.

Gallery photos

Some great sets of photos have been sent in for the galleries recently. Do be sure to have a look at Ros's photos of the Yomp challenge, which tell her story of the day as well as any written account. I only did the Half Yomp and now I can see what I missed!

Thank you also to Geoff for taking the photos at our celebration night.

Just in - Richard Gale's Swaledale Marathon photos.


Beer tasting and BBQ





An opportunity to taste some of the Mithril Ales Brewery's beers. There will also be a BBQ. Exact details to be confirmed when we have an idea of the number of people interested in coming along.

There is a direct bus service between Richmond and Aldbrough St.John – exact times to be confirmed.

Please contact Julia Snape to indicate your interest and how many people will be attending or fill in the form at Richmond / Northallerton.

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