The 39th Swaledale Marathon was on Saturday 9th June 2018. 447 participants completed the route. The weather conditions were far better than 2017. It was a little warm at times, but some of the later returners were cooled by an afternoon shower. Congratulations to all finishers, especially to Ray Stevenson on his 39th marathon. The prize winners were as follows.
|Marathon Salver||fastest man||Julian Simpson||03:15|
|2nd man||Nick Downing||03:16|
|3rd man||Matthew Hayes||03:17|
|Marathon Rosebowl||fastest lady||Amy Sarkies||03:28|
|2nd lady||Sarah Hackett||03:42|
|3rd lady||Rachel Ross-Russell||03:48|
|Ray Stevenson Shield||fastest veteran man||Steve Brown||03:39|
|Marathon Vase||fastest veteran lady||Amy Sarkies||03:28|
|Vic Harrison Trophy||first SOC man||Graham Thomas||03:17|
|Vic Harrison Trophy||first SOC lady||Diane Jobson||04:15|
|Stuart Pailor Shield||first over 60 man||Steve Brown||03:39|
|Lesley Pailor Shield||first over 60 lady||Sue Haslam||04:05|
|Marathon Mens Team Trophy||Swaledale Runners||Nick Downing / Steve Brown / Derek Parrington / Martin Randall|
|Marathon Ladies Team Trophy||Swaledale Runners||Sarah Hackett / Rebecca Simpson / Samantha King / Caroline Graham|
Full results are available in our results section.
The annual Swaledale Marathon passes through some of Swaledale's finest scenery. The 23 mile course is a fell run / challenge walk event - competitors must navigate themselves and complete the course within 10 hours. It has been organised by Swaledale Outdoor Club since 1979.
The 2019 Swaledale Marathon will be on June 8th. Details of how to enter can be found here.