Hard Times at Softley Bank

Race Reports

One of the first races back after lock down took place on Sunday 30th August – the Stanhope 10 Miler – and two of our athletes took part. 

Hilary Bevan and Dana Birkett finished the punishing 10 miles in around 2 hours 17 minutes. 

The race is in aid of the charity ManHealth which gives men support and advice in managing their mental health. 

After a circuit around the showfield to lure you into a false sense of security, the run heads up the infamous (killing me) Softley Bank.  Total elevation was over 1000ft over the ten miles.  Challengers were rewarded with a certificate confirming they conquered the beast, along with a local ale and a water bottle. 

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The route was stunning and both Hilary and Dana are counting it as their new favourite race.  A wonderful welcome back to the world of racing. 

Tickets for next year go on sale in February.