PHOTO: Left: Nicola with her friend Lyndsey at the finish Right: James celebrating with a drink & banana!
Celebrities from stage and screen and over 3,000 runners took part in the 10th anniversary run; the first time it’s been held in Harrogate.
The route started on Montpellier Hill with a short loop around the Stray before continuing through the famous Valley Gardens. It followed an off-road track along the edge of Pine Woods taking in beautiful views of the Dales, passing RHS Harlow Carr before coming back through the woods and a final lap of the Stray.
James, who completed the course in 50 minutes 45 seconds, summed up the route as “very hot and hilly!” Nicola (who completed the course a little longer than James! 1hr 9mins) concurred… “Despite the heat the atmosphere was fantastic! It’s such a great opportunity to get to run in an event of this scale in your home town, I really hope it’s back next year… just a bit cooler would be nice”.
Great effort team!