Whilst the fell merchants were running the BMW, I took a softer option. Staveley is a few miles north of Knaresborough, one of those little villages like Burton Leonard, Melmerby and Rainton which have put on 10k races over the years. This time I think I was the only Otley runner. The course was more off-road than on, gently undulating but no major hills, bogs, stiles or other obstacles. My legs were a bit weary after four days in the Scottish mountains, so glad to get round in an unremarkable but decent (for me) time. The whole event was very relaxed – small field, parking nearby, village hall facilities – so it can be recommended.
1 Tristian Learoyd 33:35 M Open New Marske Harriers
2. Gary Dunn 35:26 M40 Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers
3. Andrew Dobby 35:55 M40 Harrogate Harriers
80 Phil Robinson 52.43 M70 Otley AC