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Dan Jenkins chose a saunter around Settle for 13.1 miles with his son Josh this weekend. The Saunter is an annual walking / running event along footpaths and bridleways taking entrants into some of the quieter and lesser known parts of the stunning Yorkshire Dales. It passes through some picturesque rural villages and hamlets, and over some of the lower fells around the small market town of Settle. It is organised by The Rotary Club of Settle with help from members of the local community. This weekend provided perfect conditions for sauntering this challenging route. The event offers three routes, accommodating a wide range of abilities and all can be run or walked. Dogs are also very welcome provided they are kept on a lead.

  • 10k / 6.2 miles
  • A half marathon (21k / 13 miles)
  • And 37k / 23 miles

All-comers are welcomed to the event in the expectation that they have a reasonable level of fitness to complete their chosen route. Each year the event raises money for charities with past events providing funds for Cancer Research, the Clapham Cave and Fell Rescue, the Alzheimer’s Society and to help rebuild a Primary School following the devastating earthquake in Nepal.
Dan & Josh finished in 3:26:01