Melmerby 10k and Fun Run

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Run on quiet country lanes both the 10K and the 2.25 mile fun run started from the friendly village hall at Melmerby near Ripon.  Part of the Yorkshire Dales Race Series the 10K race attracted 229 runners but only one from New Marske this year.  Strong winds hampered the runners on parts of the course with the wind never managing to be a tail wind.  The narrow lanes and tall hedges in places made it warm going, but villagers dished out wet sponges every 2K.  In the fun run 9 yr old Thomas Aspin managed 2nd in the U11 boys race and 11 yr old Rebecca Aspin did well in the U14 girls race.  Dave Aspin managed 40:33 in the 10K.

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