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Borne out of one Eccleshill member’s desire to run this race but finding it already full as many of us do in this now popular sport of running, our club are visiting this beautiful market town for the day in June and the opportunity to take part in the Settle Saunter, don’t miss out details have been sent out! Ahead of that, intrepid duo Dan Jenkins and Paul Georgas entered the Settle half marathon, hosted by It’s Grim Up North running the event also offered a 10 mile or 10k option. Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Settle is serviced with a nearby Railway Station in Giggleswick, it’s a vibrant and bustling town, with lots of bars, restaurants, shops, galleries and of course accommodation. Settle is also famous for the Settle to Carlisle Railway which is a beautiful route and the Ribblehead Viaduct with its 24 arches is surely one of the wonders of Yorkshire if not England. If any of you have ever walked or ran the Yorkshire 3 peaks then you will probably be familiar with Settle as all the 3 peaks are within a few miles of Settle so wonderful walking country. However, today wasn’t about the walking but the running of this challenging but immensely scenic half marathon! Made ever more challenging by the recent heavy rain fall accompanying storm ‘Dennis’ which made the route very wet in places. Setting out at 10 am from Settle swimming pool, runners enjoyed a traffic free race on the beautiful but undulating course out towards Austwick and back, the beautiful hills of North Yorkshire providing the perfect distraction of running on this undulating road! Results are tbc but well done guys!