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Never too far away from a race, David Goodyear takes the blue and white flag to White Rose territory for this scenic Saturday weekend spectacle. The Settle Loop is the first section of the Pennine Bridleway to be opened in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The loop is a 16km (10 miles) circuit taking in stunning limestone scenery including views of the nationally important Malham Tarn, Yorkshire’s Three Peaks and Attermire Scar. Billed as steep, tough and reasonably remote in places, the loop starts in Settle and climbs out of this lovely town into the Yorkshire Dales National Park (the Acorn sign marks the spot), traverses a wonderful limestone upland, before descending back down towards Settle. The trail incorporates open grassy stretches, limestone outcrops, grass and gravel paths and quiet winding lanes. It is well signed and marshalled and does take in some remote parts of the Yorkshire Dales countryside. The aim aside from the sheer enjoyment of running this beautiful course is to raise funds for the Sue Ryder Charity. Sue Ryder is a national organisation offering free care for life limiting conditions. The Manorlands hospice is a much valued local resource that provides inpatient and community support at critical times for patients and their families. Perfect Autumnal conditions greeted the runners adding to the beauty of this course and no doubt adding to the enjoyment for runners and marshals alike. Fantastic running by David who finished in 02:05:06, well done!