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Race Listing for North Yorkshire

Date Event Location Results
03 Jul 2022 Run Harrogate 10KHarrogate Sports & Fitness Club, HarrogateResults
05 Jul 2022 York Road Race League Wistow 10KWistow, Selby
10 Jul 2022 Hey Up It's HelmsleyDuncombe Park, Helmsley
10 Jul 2022 Burn Valley Half MarathonMasham Town Hall, Market Square, Masham
10 Jul 2022 York University ChallengeUniversity Sports Centre, York
10 Jul 2022
Cancelled
Kilburn Feast 7 Mile Road Race
Kilburn, North Yorks Moors
13 Jul 2022 Pitstop 10K & Croft 5KCroft Circuit, Dalton
13 Jul 2022 Pine Forest 5K TrailFlatts Lane Country Park, Middlesbrough
15 Jul 2022 York 5K Series JulyUniversity Sport Village, York
17 Jul 2022 Dalby Conquer the Forest 10K & Half Marathon ChallengeDalby Forest, Pickering
20 Jul 2022 Summer Coast Road 5KRedcar Rugby Club, Redcar
24 Jul 2022 Castle Howard 10K, Half Marathon & MarathonCastle Howard, York
24 Jul 2022 Run Yorkshire Ryedale Half Marathon, 10K & 5KAmpleforth College, York
24 Jul 2022 Redcar Penguins 5 Mile RaceZetland Park, Redcar
30 Jul 2022 Tough Mudder Yorkshire Day 1Broughton Hall, Skipton
31 Jul 2022 Tough Mudder Yorkshire Day 2Broughton Hall, Skipton
31 Jul 2022 Chocolate 10KThe Knavesmire, York
31 Jul 2022 James Herriot Country Trail Run 14KCastle Bolton, Leyburn
31 Jul 2022 Rougemont ChaseWeeton, Harrogate
07 Aug 2022 Hardmoors 26.2 Farndale Trail MarathonVillage Hall, Hutton-le-Hole
07 Aug 2022 York 10KKnavesmire Road, York
10 Aug 2022 Newham Grange Farm 5KNewham Grange Farm, Coulby Newham
14 Aug 2022 Mulgrave Castle 10KLythe Sports Pavilion, Whitby
17 Aug 2022 Sessay Swift 6KSessay Cricket Club, Thirsk
19 Aug 2022 York 5K Series AugustUniversity Sport Village, York
21 Aug 2022
Cancelled
Escrick 10K
Carrs Meadow, York
21 Aug 2022 Scorton Feast Memorial 10KBank's Lane, Scorton
28 Aug 2022 Château de Chantilly 10K, Half Marathon & MarathonChâteau de Chantilly, Chantilly
02 Sep 2022 York Autumn 10KSports Village, York
03 Sep 2022 Skipton Trail Half MarathonSkyrakes Farm, Skipton
03 Sep 2022 Paras 10 CatterickCatterick Garrison, Richmond
04 Sep 2022 Middlesbrough 10KCentre Square, Middlesborough
04 Sep 2022
Cancelled
Newby Haul 10K & 5K
Newby Hall, Skelton-on-Ure
04 Sep 2022 Tholthorpe 10KVillage Green, Tholthorpe
07 Sep 2022 Autumn Coast Road 5KRedcar Rugby Club, Redcar
10 Sep 2022 Forest & Moors Half Marathon & 10KDalby Forest, North York Moors National Park
10 Sep 2022 Castleton Show RunThe Showfield, Castleton
11 Sep 2022 Vale of York Half MarathonWisby, Selby
16 Sep 2022 York 5K Series SeptemberUniversity Sport Village, York
17 Sep 2022 Hardmoors 60Guisborough Rugby Club, Belmangate
17 Sep 2022 Bentham Beagles Bash 10KBentham Golf Club, High Bentham
17 Sep 2022 Turpin ChallengeThe Knavesmire, York
18 Sep 2022 Blacksheep 3 & 6 Hour ChallengeVillage Centre, Masham
18 Sep 2022 Beck BustersBishop Monkton Primary School, Harrogate
18 Sep 2022 Marathon Du MaltonMarket Place, Malton
24 Sep 2022 Snape 10K & 5K Fun RunSnape Village, Bedale
25 Sep 2022 Knaresborough Crag Rat RunCricket Club, Knaresborough
25 Sep 2022 Yorkshire Run for WaterAidSwinsty Reservoir, near Harrogate
25 Sep 2022 Filey 10K Beach RaceThe Sailing Club, Filey
25 Sep 2022 Sutton Park 10KSutton-on-the-Forest, York
02 Oct 2022 Redcar Running Festival Half Marathon, 10K & 5KMajuba Road, Redcar
02 Oct 2022 Grewelthorpe Multiterrain RaceGrewelthorpe, Masham
02 Oct 2022 Fadmoor RunVillage Hall, Fadmoor
08 Oct 2022 Endurancelife North York MoorsRavenscar, Scarborough
08 Oct 2022 Round Ripon Ultra 35Village Hall, Studley Roger
09 Oct 2022 Melmerby 10KMelmerby, Ripon
09 Oct 2022 Turnpike Trot 10K & Rabbit Run 5KMoors National Park Centre, Danby
09 Oct 2022 Richmond Castle 10KMarket Place, Richmond
16 Oct 2022 Yorkshire MarathonUniversity of York, York
16 Oct 2022 McCain Yorkshire Coast 10K & Fun RunSpa Complex, Scarborough
16 Oct 2022 Yorkshire 10 MileUniversity of York, Heslington
22 Oct 2022 Three Dales MarathonNorth Ribblesdale RUFC, Settle
22 Oct 2022 Nidderdale Way UltraNidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge
23 Oct 2022 Whixley 5K & 10KVillage Hall, Whixley
30 Oct 2022 Wistow 10KWistow, Selby
06 Nov 2022 Old Mother Shipton's ShuffleTown Centre, Knaresborough
06 Nov 2022 Guy Fawkes 10Village Hall, Ripley
08 Nov 2022 Gunpowder Plot 10KThe Knavesmire, York
12 Nov 2022 Hardmoors Goathland Marathon, Half Marathon & 10KGoathland Village Hall, Whitby
12 Nov 2022 Brigantia Hogshead ChallengeSports Village, York
13 Nov 2022 Run Bolton Abbey Half Marathon, 10M & 10KBolton Abbey, Skipton
13 Nov 2022 Dalby Dash 10KDalby Forest, Pickering
17 Nov 2022 Fewston & Swinsty Four by Four Day 1Fewston & Swinsty Reservoirs, Otley
18 Nov 2022 Fewston & Swinsty Four by Four Day 2Fewston & Swinsty Reservoirs, Otley
18 Nov 2022 York 5K Series NovemberUniversity Sport Village, York
19 Nov 2022 Fewston & Swinsty Four by Four Day 3Fewston & Swinsty Reservoirs, Otley
20 Nov 2022 Fewston & Swinsty Four by Four Day 4Fewston & Swinsty Reservoirs, Otley
27 Nov 2022 Skipton Santa Fun RunHigh Street, Skipton
03 Dec 2022 York Yuletide TrailRawcliffe Country Park, York
09 Dec 2022 York Winter 10KSports Village, York
11 Dec 2022 Valhalla Winter RunUniversity Sports Centre, York
12 Mar 2023 Forest Runner 5K & 10K Dalby ForestDalby Visitor Centre, Pickering
19 Mar 2023 Harry Gamble Thompson 20TenLocke Park, Redcar
22 Apr 2023 Wold Rangers Way UltraDriffield Community Centre, Driffield

About the area

North Yorkshire

action from Hull Marathon

If variety is the spice of life, then North and East Yorkshire are a chicken jalfrezi. These areas are blessed with diverse terrain, including undulating trails, riverside paths, serene countryside, and disused railway lines to explore. So whether you fancy an amble in the Yorkshire Dales, or a jaunt along the Humber Estuary, North and East Yorkshire is something of a runners' playground.

These playgrounds are a breeding ground for running clubs. As one local runner puts it: I'm not sure there's a town in these areas that doesn't have a running club. Clubs with rich histories abound including Harrogate Harriers, Beverley AC, and Hornsea Harriers. In addition to these traditional clubs are newer ones like Bentham Beagles, and Yorkshire Wolds Runners. Those seeking a more informal environment can join groups such as Giggleswick Gazelles. Gazelles' founder Jill Eccleston tells us why she gave up a career in admin to coach sports full-time.

With clubs and groups come races ' lots of 'em. Events that fill up within hours are Beverley 10K and Snake Lane 10. The recently resurrected RB Hull Marathon has already proved a big hit with the locals and is set to grow further in 2016. The Brass Monkey Half Marathon has been many a Yorkshire runners' choice to kick off the new year and hill lovers (they do exist) regularly enjoy Richmond Castle 10K ' described as the hilliest 10k in the UK. We speak to Elizabeth Sowter from the race's organisers Swaledale Runners. She tells us how the club has developed since its inception in 1986 and why they decided to ditch the 'Road' part of their name.

Check out some of what North Yorkshire has to offer to runners below.

Clubs in North Yorkshire

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Swaledale Runners

When was the club formed?
It was formed in 1986 after splitting from another club. People wanted to run partly for fun and partly to compete, instead of one or the other. There’s no reason a club has to be exclusively one way or the other. Our club offers an outlet for both types of runner. Two years ago we changed our name from Swaledale Road Runners to Swaledale Runners as we run off-road so often.

Do you welcome all ages and abilities?
Absolutely. We have beginner’s courses and we offer different sessions depending on what sort of running you want to do. We have an off-road group who you’ll see running around Richmond wearing their head torches in the winter. We cater for all types.

When and where do you meet?
We meet at 6:45pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Richmond at Swaledale Outdoor Club. We also have a Northallerton group who meet on Wednesdays at 6pm.

How many members are there?
We have around 100 at the moment but it fluctuates.

Any notable members?
Jackie Keavney springs to mind. She’s very competitive in the over-50 age group. There’s also Carol Murray who’s a triathlete but competes in various running events too. We have several people who are quite competitive in mountain marathons and ultras. It’s funny, the ones who are good at ultras often aren’t the fastest but they possess the determination and endurance skills to succeed.

What events are the club involved in?
We regularly compete in the Harrogate District League. We are always well represented at Swaledale Marathon too. The Shaun Lee Johnstone Memorial Multi-Terrain Race is another event that’s well attended by our members. It’s for a charity close to our hearts. Several of our runners go down to London each years for the marathon. We’re a very active club so you’ll find members at lots of events up and down the country.

Tell me about your annual race - Richmond Castle 10K ...
2016 will be its 15th year. It’s one of the hilliest 10ks around. The area lends itself to fell running so we get a lot of good fell runners at the event. When our members go to other places we can’t believe how flat they are. People will say, “Oh that hill we just did was quite tough” and I’ll say, “What hill?!” Even our clubhouse is on a hill. So that is definitely reflected in the race. The race coincides with the CAMRA beer festival. There’s no better way to relax after a race than by sampling some refreshing ales.

Is there a big social side to the club?
Yes, we’re a very social club! Having a clubhouse is definitely an advantage. Some clubs just meet in a car park then go running. We have a house where we can meet, socialise, have tea and biscuits etc. Our Christmas awards are always very popular. We try not to just give awards for the obvious categories, so we’ll have awards for most improved and age-related awards too. We also hold ceilidhs and take part in activities such as orienteering.

Do you take part in events abroad?
Yes, we have runners who race in Europe, America and beyond. There are a couple of members who run in Spain every winter and always send us reports back. They enjoy telling us about their run in the sun while it’s totally miserable here.

How would someone go about joining the club?
If you visit our website, swaledaleroadrunners.co.uk, you’ll be able to get more information and contact us. You’ll be very welcome

Swaledale Runners

Running groups in North Yorkshire

There are numerous informal running groups across North Yorkshire - some are based at running stores, others at health and fitness clubs, while a few are just groups of workplace or college friends. If you'd like to add your running group to our online list, then please e-mail us here.

Sweat Equity York

York's Sweat Equity group has carried the tag name 'No Cry Babies' since it was established in 2006. While this sounds a little like a rallying call from an army platoon, it serves to underline the group's commitment to helping runners work together to achieve their goals.

Led by experienced UKA coaches Janet Wood and Richard Smith, the group has 10 qualified Run Leaders lending their help. The philosophy is to provide a relaxed, supportive and motivational atmosphere for runners.

During the week, the group trains on a Wednesday (hill intervals) and Friday (tempo run), and meet for a long run on a Sunday. To give an indication of the support on offer, the coaches organise drinks and nutrition stops at key distances for each training group on their Sunday long run, with the aim of giving runners an experience as close to race day as possible.

If this sounds a bit intense for first-timers, beginner and improvers groups are available through Run York, who focus on helping runners progress to around 10k, with the option of moving on to Sweat Equity after. Even though a base level of running fitness is required at Sweat Equity - new members should be able to cover three miles - Richard stresses that the group is wholly inclusive: "The group is open to anyone interested in distance running and, if they are not quite up to long distance at the moment, we have the Run York groups, which is the ideal way for runners to get started and progress with their training. It doesn't matter if you are fast or slow, the group is for all."

Every session is pre-planned and coach-led, with runners taking part at their own pace. Janet and Richard plan the programme with events in mind, and tend to focus on either spring races - Brighton, London, Paris or Manchester Marathons - and autumn - Great North Run, Berlin, New York and Dublin.

On top of providing training suited to specific events, Sweat Equity offer regular seminar and workshops during each programme, delivered by specialists in their field. The workshops are free to both Sweat Equity and Run York members, and have so far focused on psychology, nutrition and injury management.

As recognition for this comprehensive approach to training, Yorkshire Cancer Research has recently appointed Sweat Equity the local training provider for the Yorkshire Marathon. The group will be supporting 150 runners as they prepare for the event in October.

By providing a supportive and motivational platform, added with a comprehensive approach to training, you get the impression Sweat Equity is abiding by its philosophy of helping runners achieve their targets.

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