Saturday 30th March 2019

Daffodil Dash – Temple Newsam

Organised by the ‘It’s Grim Up North Running’ team, this was a selection of trail distances through the grounds of Temple Newsam. Runners could choose from one lap of the course, 6.7 miles or multiple laps to complete the half marathon, 20 mile or full marathon distance. Molly Savill completed the 20 mile course in 2:46:32 and was 2nd lady.

Sunday 31st March 2019

The Brexit or Exit Track Challenge

To lighten the mood and capture the significant political event of the year, It’s Grim Up North came up with a new event the ‘The Brexit or Exit Track Challenge’. Runners were provided with their very own dilemma of shall I keep going or shall I stop? Medals were provided for all that ran the minimum distance: Half marathon (53 laps -13.17 miles) or Marathon (106 laps 26.34miles). Hilary Wharam completed the marathon in 6:29:33.

Elvington Flyer

The Elvington Flyer organised by See York Run York is a flat and fast race around Elvington Airfield. There was a 5-mile and a 10-mile race, plus a 1-mile family fun run. Every finisher received a bespoke medal and goody bag. Jessica Jones was the only Harrier running, completing the course in 38:43.

Jessica Jones at Elvington Flyer by Michelle Atkins