Sunday June 26th – Staveley Stampede

Sunday June 26th – Staveley Stampede

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

135 finished.

2 thoughts on “Sunday June 26th – Staveley Stampede

  1. On that kind of 10k with a route that is off-road and a bit undulated 52:43 is a super performance , in the past years this area around Melmerby used to be really popular with Otley runners , myself have been twice to the Melmerby 10k , it is really a lovely place to run . Well done Phil.

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