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Durham Trail 10 mile

Report by Helen cox

Helen Cox and Beth Constantine travelled to Durham on Sunday to compete in the Durham Trail 10 mile race. This is Helen’s race report:

This was the second hosting of the race, offering runners a fabulous opportunity to run some beautiful trails in Durham City and the areas surrounding the city. With 517 runners taking part, the 10 mile route started in Durham City before heading down along the rivers Wear Dale Way, through woods and fields and finally finishing with a spectacular climb up to one of the highest points within the city itself, with a brilliant view of the cathedral.

There were many cattle grids and styles to climb over, and the queues of runners waiting to get over the styles made a very welcome stop! The run had 1080 ft ascent and 1079 ft descent, it was definitely without doubt the toughest run that we’ve ever done.

But we did it, receiving a huge medal at the end, a t-shirt and mug so well worth the pain and serious jelly legs.

Results:
190 Helen Cox 1hr 41.39 (13/107 F40)
210 Beth Constantine 1hr 43.24 (22/86 FU40)