We had probably the best September Sunday weather on record* for the Moors Marathon, and although it’s not a race, you will find all the times, including splits, here. Steve says:
It was great to see 59 riders setting off in the sunshine on Sunday morning. Everyone seemed to enjoy their rides especially those who completed the 100k route and the tracks were drier than everyone expected. Congratulations to everyone for completing their course – or choosing a shorter one part way round – and it was great to see 3 family groups going round the short course.
Thanks to the Fox & Rabbit for an excellent event centre which also made a change from previous year and Jens Strain for drawing an excellent map. We will be able to donate £350 to the Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team this year because BMBO didn’t charge for insurance and Ebor waived their fee for the SI kit.
Thanks also to everyone who helped on the day. My wife, Barbara, who looked after registration and the finish, the checkpoint marshals – Mike Nayler & Carol Donnelly, Frank & Sandra Appleton and the mountain rescue team – plus Michael Brough who put out Controls 4,5,6 & 7 and then collected them in.
We have already booked the Fox & Rabbit for the same weekend next year. There is a distinct possibility that we will do it the other way round next year and provide 1-50000 maps for the 2 long courses. I just need to re-write the route descriptions and work out the distances. If you want to suggest any other changes please let me know. If you know how we can advertise the event more widely please let me know because it would be great to eventually see 100 riders doing the 100 km route.
The SMRT team also took some photos at the first feed station, you can find them on Facebook at this link
*no records have been consulted