THERE was an excellent turnout from Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) for their fourth club championship event of the season at the beautiful Fountains Abbey Parkrun. Fourteen BAR members joined over 450 others taking part, putting in some very impressive performances on this tough course, with 6 course Personal Bests (PBs) and 4 all time PBs.

First home in an amazing 18-53, and 6th place overall, was reigning club champion Will Retchless, smashing his previous PB by over 30 seconds. Chris Lees finished in 19-55 and 18th overall, with an all time PB and his first sub-20 minutes 5K. Next was Paul Berry who ran an impressive course PB (20-27 in 27th place), followed by James Bartram, who unfortunately forgot his finishing barcode and so had no official finish time, but recorded a sub-21 minutes time.

Matt Randall secured an all time PB with 21-40 for 45th, with Becky Smith beating her course PB, just a few seconds behind, (22-04 and 52nd). Matt Barnes finished next (23-17 and 78th), followed by Paul Bainbridge (23-59 in 98th). Alex McNairn ran with grand-daughter Lola (28-16 in 232nd), followed by Katie Watson (30-17 in 299th), and Ken Mountain (30-26 in 302nd). Rebecca Barker finished close behind, but having forgotten her barcode, was estimated at 30-30. Jess Mallinson was next in an all time PB (32-34 and 344th), followed by Michelle Dinsdale (35-17 in 408th).

Many of these runners are working through the club's 10K race programme led by coach Chris Lees, using the Parkrun to begin a Saturday morning of further training and instruction.

Meanwhile the Catterick Parkrun welcomed five BAR regulars with Raymond Lightle 50th in 24-42, Anne Johnson 89th in 27-13, John Hunter 107th in 29-37, Marian Hunter 135th in 31-16, and Tracy Tickner working as a volunteer official.