Norton Nine 2020

Race Date: Sunday 1st March 2020

With the storms and heavy rain that had been ravaging the country for the past few weeks, most competitors were pleased to see some sunshine for this event even if it was a little blowy at times. With it’s quirky distance and undulating nature, including a couple of more significant inclines, it’s difficult to judge performances whilst a look at the log book also shows frequent interventions by the weather over the last ten years or so. This event is one of three races, organised by Askern DRC, all of which have been going for donkey’s years are excellent value for money. The route soon takes competitors into scenic North Yorkshire countryside along generally quiet country lanes; this is another part of the world that we usually speed through on the way to somewhere else without really looking.

Numbers were down on last year when 150 or so Striders took part.

Fourteen Striders crossed the finish line with a couple of the boys getting into the top ten. With 428 finishers picking up their red or royal blue long sleeve t-shirt, victors were Gareth Sampson (Rotherham) 49.12 and Jenny Buck (Wakefield) 56.48.

Pos Name Cat Time
8 Steve Canning M40 53.32 (53.32)
9 Sam Brown M S 53.37 (53.37)
31 Marcus Dearns M S 59.09 (59.07)
54 Paddy Treehowes M50 1.03.44 (1.03.45)
90 Adam Brown M S 1.06.57 (1.07.12)
99 Matt Broadhead M40 1.07.41 (1.07.57)
118 Roger Watson M45 1.09.50 (1.10.00)
121 Sarah Moore F S 1.10.00 (1.10.15)
132 Alice Thomas F S 1.11.05 (1.11.17)
164 Fiona Jeffries F50 1.14.16 (1.14.24)
202 Philip Dooley M45 1.16.19 (1.16.34)
269 Fran Marshall F50 1.20.55 (1.21.08)
332 Dawn Jackson F55 1.27.02 (1.27.20)
383 Gayle Dooley F45 1.33.35 (1.33.53)

Full Results Norton Nine 2020

The route takes competitors past a number of small villages with buildings constructed from the local Magnesian Limestone such as St Martins Church, Womersley which dates from the 11th to 13th centuries with later additions including elaborate Victorian restoration.


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