We had four of our members at the Ravenscar half marathon and 10km this weekend. The Half marathon race is billed as a 13.1 mile challenging off road half marathon, starting from Ravenscar Village Hall (midway between Whitby and Scarborough) situated 700 feet above sea level and overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay in the North York Moors National Park.
The route gently descends the beautiful coastal path along the dramatic sea cliffs, with panoramic views down the coast line towards Scarborough. On reaching Petard Point it goes through Staintondale, via open fields, woodland and the disused railway line, until you reach Cloughton Wyke. Then its back towards Ravenscar on the coastal footpath via the picturesque roller-coaster of Hayburn Wyke (that’s a nice way of saying a killer of a down and uphill section that will make your legs and lungs burn).
The good news is the homeward trek is full of stunning sea cliff views (although you’ll still be sweating from the last bit and hoping for the sea wind not to blow).
Barry Bell taking on the half finished in 1.56.01 full results can be found here
Andrea Reese and Julie Bell finished the shorter route in 1.20.35/35 with Penny Ivison 1.28.25.
Full results can be found here