The BRR Lockdown 10K Team Relay. Sunday 3rd May 8am to 8pm.

Next week, as a break from the hills how about a week focusing more on speed, culminating in a virtual race on Sunday 3rd May. Don’t worry if you’re not feeling as fast as you’d want to be, it’s more about being part of a club event.

If you’d like to join in, let us know, then before Sunday 3rd, we’ll assign you to a team of 3 or 4 (depending upon numbers). Everyone will then go out at some point between 8am and 8pm and run 10km as fast and as safely as you can. We’ll combine the times, and the team with the fastest combined time wins the race.

· Try and choose a relatively flat and quiet 10km route near where you live. Do laps if need be.

· Talk to your team mates to make sure you’re running at different times of day so we’re not all out running at the same time.

· Race rules apply, no headphones for your safety.

· Please keep to social distancing rules

· Send us your times for your 10k segment before 8pm.

· We won’t advertise the teams until afterwards to add an air of mystery and so folks don’t know who’s running with who (unless they’re in your team).

· Prizes for the top teams, it could be you!

Get involved!

Tom Sparkes

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Lockdown 10K big reveal. You’ve made the team!

After careful consideration and independent adjudication from the coaches, we’ve picked 6 teams of 6 runners each.

If you’ve been missed out, let me know. Also if you won’t be able to run a 10k on Sunday after all, let us know and we can try and find a sub. 4 sleeps til race day..


Chris Madeley

Clare Mckee

Dee Smith

Gemma Vare

Marty Barnfield

Tony Martindale


Claire Barlow

Fran Vosper

John Tilley

Kerri Rowe

Ritchie Richardson

Tom Sparkes


Andrew Ross

Damian Philip

Jane Stedman

Jane Stephens

Katrina Verran

Steve Alsop


Anthony Boardman

Julie Oxenham

Lesley Taphouse

Michael Reed

Phil Dawber

Vicki Sparkes


Helen Stevenson

Martin Morgan

Martin Pipet

Nic Vosper

Nicky Brenton

Rachel Wilsher


Craig Welch

Emma Stephens

Gail Hartill

Jacky Tyler

Lisa Hawke

Louise Richardson

Eeh by gum: Lockdown Week 5

Not the London Marathon

Julie Oxenham “today I should have been running the London marathon, so to mark the occasion I do “not the London marathon “ and cycled the distance with hubby instead. “

Claire Barlow devised a beautiful Bodmin Marathon

Mike Reed and Rachael Wilsher both ran ‘the not doing the Madrid Marathon run’ on Sun (postponed to Nov). So 20m Sat & 6m Sun, mainly off road & well leafy, great crack no one about on 7m of St.s Way! 🥵👍


Martin Pipet has run everyday including another notaparkrunparkrun and 5k for £5 NHS run

From Jane Stephens, another notaparkrunparkrun then home via the solar farm!

Laps on Lockdown saw Daniel Cox, Dee Smith, Katrina Verran, Lesley Taphouse and Julie Oxenham, bag some new medals.

Louise Richardson spotted a zebra

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Andrew Ross won the Steve Allsop Trophy with his calf busting ” 7 times up Pound Lane and 8 times up Crinnicks! From College Rd “

Kerri Rowe ran 5k for the NHS run for heroes with Ellie. Tom & Casey on their bikes. 👍

Jacky Tyler finished painting the bathroom and laying the floor tiles

Phil Dawber ran up a big hill

John Tilly has been jogging through the woods in Camelford

Craig Welch got musical on a walk!

Gail Hartil “Tried to do a marathon but ended up just doing 20miles. This was me going past my sister’s house at lanivet. It was great to see my niece and nephew. X Oh and stopped and sang happy birthday to some random little girl on her doorstep with her granny and watched her blow out her candles. 😁 “

For Ian Ringer “Today is day 40 of “run every day during lockdown”. (Some lockdown!)”

Jules Atherton has been doing yoga and gardening

Fran Vosper made a flowerpot man and then took us all on a virtual run

The Road to Nowhere by Fran Vosper

With the restrictions fully in place I thought the running bard would submit the run that never happened.

25 runners turned up and those that didn’t weren’t there.
Ians map was upside down or inside out
It made no difference
as we didn’t go to the coast or to the moors.
The weather didn’t happen,
a still nothing hung in the air.

Gail and Billy didn’t have hangovers
and did not run like banshees
towards the setting sun
for last orders

When we ran past Barnies
Fran treated us all to cake!
The pub next door served free beers
and England won the World Cup.

The afternoon didn’t see Phil or anybody else
lead us in search of Brown Willy
or Roughtor on top of boggy hills
and every pair of trainers stayed spotlessly clean
excepts for the grizzlies.

Martin didn’t lose his way
to a remote VW camper
serving hot teas, and coffee
Coloured pencils and charactures .

The two Karen’s yacked all the way
Zoe was unusually quiet and Jules had nothing to say
Andy V wasn’t late and even Alan didn’t come
Emma ran like the wind whilst Dee huffed and puffed

Dan went insane, and Kerri didn’t fall
Becky and Steph left their hats at home
And the Temples and Richardson’s
came back for more

we all missed the run
Andrew and Tom said it was the best run
they had never been on.

Stay safe people

3 Peaks Challenge: Results

So we’ve done it, we’ve all staggered off of the hill(s) and into the Golden Lion Pub in Horton in Ribblesdale. After Marty Barnfield’s efforts on the hill today, he’s feeling on top of the world and after one pint is offering to fight anyone in the pub. Let’s be avving yer! Stefan Palmer is so tired he’s made the terrible decision of starting a strip poker competition with the locals.  Jane Stedman on the other hand is bringing some Cornish culture to Yorkshire, belting out sea shanties from atop the bar that would make the Fisherman’s Friends blush. What a couple of weeks.

The King of the Mountain pants have been claimed by Marty this week. 7000ft of ascent, he ran up Ingleborough 3 times, nutter. In these times when we’re not really allowed to go to the pub he also wins this virtual Yorkshire homebrew kit. Enjoy!

After a close race, Andrew Ross stole the Steve Allsop prize from Steve himself, in the last hours of daylight. 2600ft in 9.5miles. Good effort Andrew You win a signed photo of Steve Allsop #fake#therealsteveallsop.

Full credit to Lesley Taphouse who took no prisoners on this one and claims the overall King of the Mountain Title across the 3 weeks with a grand total of 19,076ft when she only needed to do 5890ft! In honour of this, the people of Yorkshire have renamed Whernside, Mount Lesley. Very generous. You’ll receive a special KOM sticker on your certificate!

Anyway, massive well done to everyone who took part and gave the Virtual Yorkshire 3 Peaks a bash. Even if you didn’t win one of these fantastic virtual awards, you’re all still legendary virtual fell runners. Thanks for coming along, I’ve really enjoyed myself anyway! I’ll be sending you all a highly prized and unofficial Y3Peaks certificate. Between the 29 of us we’ve clocked up over 76,000m of climbing over 3 weeks, the same as climbing up Shispare, the 38th highest mountain in the world ten times. Or keeping it local, 2200 reps of Crinnicks Hill!

Have a week off from the hills (if you want to!) and if folks want more of the same, there are plenty more virtual hills out there. Rebecca Bateman did suggest a virtual Bob Graham Round (a famous challenge in the Lake District), although I’m not sure if she realised this would involve 26,000 feet of ascent!

This week’s scores on the doors in ft. Now, who’s got the keys to the minibus??

Marty Barnfield 7561

Lesley Taphouse 6948

Jane Stedman 6391

Claire Balow 6046

Gemma Vare 5010

Ian Ringer 4274

Jane Stephens 3635

Steve Allsop 3592

Stuart Thomson 3550

Chris Madeley 3386

Katrina Veran 3258

Becky Bateman 3022

Damian Philip 2982

Julie Oxenham 2887

Phil Dawber 2828

Louise Richardson 2680

Helen Stevenson 2672

Andrew Ross 2651

Nicky Brenton 2588

Stef Palmer 2569

Tom Sparkes 2562

Dee Smith 2417

Kerri Rowe 2363

Emma Stephens 2328

Nichola Sinclair 1729

Martyn Prouse 1606

Once again, apologies if I’ve got any of this wrong!

Race report and organisation by Tom Sparkes