Hosted by It’s Grim up North Running, ‘Grim Goes Green’ with a series of races on the Spen Valley Greenway. A fantastic opportunity to combine your love of running with a passion to care for the planet and look after our beautiful countryside. This event is plastic free, with distances from 5k to the Ultra Marathon on offer, runners can enjoy a stress free run as this out and back course took no navigation allowing runners to focus on the time for themselves, their running and their thoughts. Runners can also choose to plog (pick up litter) on their way round and earn themselves an extra reward in their goodie bag!
There’s no stopping Eccleshill’s Annie Kisluk, she’s on a serious mission! With 65 marathons in the bag including today’s and an ambition to make that 70 by the end of the year, she took on 26.2 miles of the marathon distance again today, with a great atmosphere, brilliant support and as always it had Cake, vegan (but still delicious)! With the added bonus of the route being flat and fast, out and back running along the reclaimed Spen Greenway. The course is multi terrain but largely tarmac making for great conditions to run on but it’s a cheeky one… there is a constant climb on the return legs. Meaning you don’t get away lightly with this. Brother David Goodyear had the 20 miler on his radar today, same event series different discipline. Another Grim Up North race bringing some kind of normality back to racing as we know it. Annie finished the marathon in 4:45:48 and David finished the 20 miler in 3:32:15 came away with a trophy for his efforts being 1st male home and both earned a wooden medal. Well done guys!