Graham O’ Hara and Val Clarke were two of our athletes on show at the Ravenscar Half Marathon last weekend. Starting from Ravenscar Village Hall situated 700 feet above sea level, overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay in the North York Moors National Park and midway between Whitby and Scarborough, the route then gently descends the beautiful coastal path along the dramatic sea cliffs, with panoramic views down the coast line towards Scarborough, on reaching Petard point its through Staintondale via open fields, woodland and the disused railway line until you reach Cloughton Wyke, then its back to Ravenscar all the way on the coastal footpath via the via the picturesque roller coastal of Hayburn Wyke then back to Ravenscar for those stunning sea cliff views.
In a small field of 256 runners, Graham was first home in 48th position in 1:57:44 and 2nd in his CAT with Val 65th in 2:02:17 and 1st in her CAT.
In the 10km Danielle Clark finished 75th in 1:07:56 from the 125 field.
Well done all three of you, looks exceptionally scenic.