A TEAM of Pickering Running Club members lined up for the fundraising Princess Challenge in Ravenscar.

The event raises money for the Scarborough Mountain Rescue and is a popular one with PRC members, and 11 wannabe princesses joined in with their tutus and tiaras.

The challenging course follows the Cleveland Way to Hayburn Wyke then along the cinder track to Robin Hoods Bay, with the final climb back to Ravenscar along the Cleveland Way – 18 miles in total.

Simon Tyrell looked very fetching in a multi-coloured tutu and had a fantastic race to finish in second place in 2.49.02.

Kelly Gaughan, in a lovely pink tutu, was super speedy and finished in third place and first lady in 2.50.25.

Next back was Amanda Welburn-Smith in a great 3.28.40, followed by Alison Hyde in 3.45.58 and Shirley Tyrell in 3.49.46.

The Wise ladies, mother Nicola and daughters Jennifer and Lizzy, took on the challenge together and despite tired legs all round they finished in a respectable 3.56.20.

Ruth Kaftirani and Clare Mawrey were only seconds behind in 3.57.50.

The crew was rounded off by Dean Wise, who looked very pretty in his pink tutu and worked hard in the heat to finish in 4.39.40, around 20 minutes quicker than last year.

Famed for a fast-ish course and a well organised and friendly race, the Tholthorpe 10K is a great early autumn event.

PRC were led home by the super speedy Paul Robinson, a regular in this race, in a strong time of 42:37 and a brilliant second in over-60s category.

Mike Punchard powered round to finish in a time of 1:01:38 – a super seven minutes faster than last year.

A trio of runners headed north for the Asda Foundation Middlesbrough 10k.

Sue Slack was the first back in a quick 52.53 with David Stephenson not far behind in 53.56.

Debbie Saddler had a good run coming back from injury to finish in 1.09.22.

Meanwhile, Kim Cavill headed to North Wales for the Ring O’Fire ultra marathon, an epic 135-mile journey round the island of Anglesey over three days.

Kim had a storming time to complete the race as the first female finisher.