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Remember remember the 3rd of November, you know the one that sold out in 2 hours! Topping off a busy weekend of racing, the Guy Fawkes 10 is organised by Nidd Valley Road Runners and is a 10 mile road race starting and finishing from Ripley Castle, North Yorkshire. An old favourite of a race which tempted a lone Eccleshill Road Runner to take on this scenic but very tough 10 mile course, (could it have been the lure of the goodie bag as the race is sponsored by Nestle!). The 700 year old castle is steeped in history with magnificent grounds, lakes, deer park and walled gardens. Ripley Castle has been the home of the Inglby family for twenty six generations and Sir Thomas and Lady Ingleby and their five children continue the tradition. This is a hilly 10 mile run the start is in the shadow of the stunning Castle, the finish in the courtyard. The three climbs are quirkily named – Birstwith Brute, Swincliffe Swine and For Fawkes Sake and the scenery along the route is stunning. Most of the course is on quiet country roads with a couple of sections on well surfaced bridleway. After the race the village offers spectators and runners alike a chance to wander around a small number of shops, as well as a café and pub to buy breakfast/coffee/cakes. All finishers received a fantastic goody bag and commemorative t-shirt. Sarah Myers finished in 1:45:37. Massive thanks to Ian Storey who also ran the race supporting Sarah and support from Angela Storey too! Fantastic running team, well done!