A RAINY Saturday was not enough to put off a trio of hardy Pickering Running Club members at the Yorkshire Wolds Half-Marathon, an event held as part of Bishop Wilton Show.

Setting off from the show ground, the runners have a great downhill start followed by some undulating miles before the strength-sapping three-mile climb back up to finish in the show ground to be rewarded with a handmade pottery mug.

First back for the club was Simon Jones in 11th place in a fantastic 91 minutes 39 seconds.

Gemma Fearnley added to her collection of mugs and finished strongly in 123 minutes and 14 seconds, and Lizzy Wise rounded off the crew, pleased to finish in 128 minutes and 39 seconds after struggling up the hill.

A trio of Wises headed north to take part in the Northumberland Coastal Run.

The approximately 14-mile run goes through areas of outstanding natural beauty along the Northumberland coastal path from Beadnell Harbour to Almouth Estuary, keeping as close to the coast a possible – even when this means running across sand.

Nicola was the first back, finishing in 2 hours and 10 minutes as fifth in age category, Jennifer was not far behind in 2 hours and 13 minutes and Dean rounded off the gang in 2 hours and 42 minutes.

The heatwave was not enough to put off the hardy runners taking part in the last of the York & District Road Race League summer series.

The final race of the season is run in reverse handicap with the slower runners setting off first (based on the average of previous race times) so everyone has a chance of crossing the line first.

Serena Partridge was the first back for PRC in 14th place, with Jennifer Wise just seconds behind (56.53).

The prize winning pair were followed by Dean Wise (1.07.12), Mike Punchard (1.03.56), Ben Myers (39.43), Alison Hyde (51.23), Nicola Wise (59.14), Paul Robinson (47.28) and Paul Tate-Smith (56.30).

Kelly Gaughan and Sally Brown also ran. All runners coped very well in the heat.

Following the race the runners enjoyed some well earned food for the prize giving, where Michael Hetherton collected his well earned first place trophy for the over-70s age category.

Simon Jones and Michael Hetherton headed onto the moors for the Esk Valley Inclined To Madness fell race, which as the name suggests featured a lot of climbing.

Both finished first in their age categories, Jones in 12th place overall in 53 minutes 53 seconds and Hetherton in 71 minutes and 22 seconds.