James Bulman (New Marske Harriers) wins the Raby Castle 10k race held on Sunday 18th May 2014
Ben Lambert (Teesdale AC) wins the 5k Fun Run.
James Bulman came first in the Raby Castle 10k race finishing in a time of 34minutes and 2seconds. His time was 1min 42 seconds ahead of Michael Joyeux (Quakers Running Club) in 2nd place. Third place went to the home club with Ross Landon finishing third for Teesdale Athletic Club in a time of 35minutes and 56 seconds.
In the ladies race Dawn Richardson (Quakers) was first in a time of 41 minutes and 19 seconds, closely followed by Abbie Morrow (Hartlepool Burn Road Runners) in 41 mins 24secs with Lucy Jeffries (Middlesbrough and Cleveland finishing third in 43 mins 40secs.
It was a very warm day and there was plenty of support to cheer on the 449 finishers in the 10k race.
The home crowd had a lot to cheer as Ben Lambert came home first for Teesdale AC in the 5k fun run in a time of 19minutes and 50 seconds closely followed by Cameron Stansby, (Shildon) in 20mins 9secs with George Arthur (unattached) in 3rd place in a time of 20 mins 31 secs. Jonathan Hann (4th in 20mins 50secs) and Ben Reed (6th in 22mins 1sec) also did very well for Teesdale AC. Once again another good turn out for the 5k fun run with 175 runners completing the course. Just after the 10k start we held our first 1.2k fun run and with over 100 runners taking part there were approx 724 runners taking part on the day. All this activity needed to be very well controlled and we could not have done this without all of our volunteers who helped us with, marshalling, at the finish line, late entries, parking and numerous other jobs, a big thank you to all of our volunteers as we could not do this without your help.
Raby Castle Results 2014
Photographs this year were kindly taken by Si Events Photography, 10% of any profit will be donated to the Stroke Association. Pictures can be viewed here.
This years race has been kindly sponsored by Addisons Estate Agents, Boho Hoo, Carpet and Décor Centre, Cakes Made To Order, Hawcroft Electrical, S and A and Northumberland Water, many thanks to you all.
The Raby Castle 10k race and 5k and 1.2k fun runs will be held the week before Whitsuntide bank holiday in 2015. The Raby Castle runs are run entirely within the grounds of Raby Castle, and apart from the odd tractor the races are virtually traffic free. The races takes you through the scenic Raby Castle Estate with deer herds and long horned cattle; one lap for the 5k and two laps for the 10k. Please note that the course is not suitable for wheelchair athletes. The new 1.2k fun run is one lap from the start and then cuts back past the front of Raby Castle to the finish area.
Entry to the race gives you access to the Raby Castle grounds and gardens for your family during and after the race. Please note you must arrive early entering via the South gate; as the 5k fun run starts first at 10.00 am followed by the 10k race at 10.45. The 1.2k fun run is expected to start straight after the 10k start at 10..45.
The first Raby Castle events were held in 2003 after the cancellation of the Barnard Castle 10mile run and 4mile fun run in 2001.
We receive entries from various parts of the country and lots of interest from all the local running clubs who supply a number of top athletes at this event. The current 10k course record is 30 minutes and 16 seconds set by Yarod Hagos in 2012, the ladies record is held by Sarah Tunstall who set a time of 35 minutes and 54 seconds in 2009.
For a few months before the race, entry forms can be downloaded from this site and are also available around the town and in the Sports Centre, you can also enter online at runnersworld.co.uk