23 Jan

Four Villages Rocks as it approaches 40

Essar Four Villages Half Marathon, image courtesy Duncan Cowley

The weather gods were looking down on the field at the Essar Four Villages Half Marathon as a miserable pre-race drizzle cleared up to provide some dry, relatively cool conditions at Sunday’s (20 January) event. As the race celebrated its 36th year, race organiser Steve Riley proudly exclaimed: “Thanks to all our army of 70 plus volunteers, sponsors and, most importantly, runners and racers for coming along and proving that the Four Villages ROCKS!”

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21 Jan

1550 brave elements at Brass Monkey

Brass Monkey Half

On Sunday 13 January, York Knavesmire Harriers hosted the 37th edition of the Brass Monkey Half Marathon as a field of 1550 put their training to the test against challenging conditions. A biting chill and perishing wind made for a tough day, yet the cheer from a strong local contingent from Appleton Roebuck Junior School, plus the homely surroundings in the Knavesmire area made for a warm and welcoming day.

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18 Jan

Paris powers to victory at Spine Race

Jasmin Paris

Jasmin Paris has become the first ever female winner of one of the UK’s most gruelling endurance events, the Montane Spine Race. Paris’ performance is all the more remarkable considering she smashed the course record by 12 hours, and, while completing the 268 mile ultra across the Pennine Way, found time to express breast milk for her baby daughter, Rowan.

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