Barbara leads the way across Cockfield fell
ON Thursday, April 28, four Teesdale AC members ventured across to Cockfield to participate in the Durham Fell Runners’ Cockfield Chase.
The fell has a rich historic past, which includes pre-Roman settlements and industrial evidence that dates back to the 14th century.
The race is a two-lap 7km course with an elevation of 160 metres which sees runners complete the first lap as a social run to familiarise themselves with the course and the race proper commences once the first runner is back.
The course is challenging and scenic in equal measure and provides an engaging run for all abilities.
First back for Teesdale and first in her age category was Barbara Crawley, who was followed thereafter by Louise Franks, Dave Raymond and Amanda Pettitt. Profits from the run are being donated to Cockfield Primary School’s defibrillator fund.
On Sunday, May 1, several members joined a social run organised by Stainton and Streatlam Village Hall to raise funds for the maintenance of their defibrillator.
The run set out from the hall along to the end of the village and across the crossroads towards Kinninvie.
Along this section runners could choose their distance, from 5K to 10K, and take the appropriate route.
Everyone enjoyed the sociable morning’s running, and especially the cake and refreshments in the village hall afterwards.
The village hall committee is hoping to make this a monthly event.
The Raby Races 5K and 10K event is rapidly approaching.
Entry for the races, on May 29, can be found at www. racebest.com.
The 5K race entails one lap of the course, with 10K runners completing two laps.
The course is described as scenic, undulating, run mostly on tarmac, with some short trail sections.
Full information can be found on the Teesdale Athletics web page and social media.