The annual Swaledale Marathon passes through some of Swaledale's finest scenery. The 24 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.
Unfortunately we had to cancel the 2020 Swaledale Marathon (June 13th) owing to the covid-19 pandemic.
Whilst there is still uncertainty whether the event will be able to take place in 2021, we are making plans for Saturday 12th June 2021. Entries will open on 9th January and will be taken without payment using SiEntries' pre-entry system. We expect to make a decision in March 2021, at the latest, on whether the marathon can go ahead. If so, places will be offered in strict order of when pre-entries were received. Payment at this stage will confirm places.
Details of how to enter can be found here.
The 40th Swaledale Marathon was on Saturday 8th June 2019. 432 participants completed the route. Heavy rain and a fresh breeze made it rather hostile on the more exposed sections of the route with a higher retirement rate than usual at Level House (mostly from the effects of exposure). It had rained heavily all night, so the stream crossings were quite challenging! Ray Stevenson was presented with a pottery decanter and set of beakers for his amazing feat of completing all 40 Swaledale Marathons since 1979. The prize winners were as follows.
|Marathon Salver||fastest man||Jamie Rutherford||03:01|
|2nd man||Matthew Hayes||03:14|
|3rd man||Julian Simpson||03:18|
|Marathon Rosebowl||fastest lady||Fiona Brannan||03:36|
|2nd lady||Sarah Hackett||03:46|
|3rd lady||Heather Mochrie||03:50|
|Ray Stevenson Shield||fastest veteran man||Simon Jones||03:36|
|Marathon Vase||fastest veteran lady||Sarah Hackett||03:46|
|Vic Harrison Trophy||first SOC man||Graham Thomas||03:22|
|Vic Harrison Trophy||first SOC lady||Jean Manser||05:12|
|Stuart Pailor Shield||first over 60 man||Steve Brown||03:50|
|Lesley Pailor Shield||first over 60 lady||Val Clarke||04:45|
|Marathon Mens Team Trophy||East Hull Harriers & AC||Matthew Hayes / P A Wray / Andrew Deyes / Tony Cross|
|Marathon Ladies Team Trophy||Swaledale Runners||Sarah Hackett / Rebecca Simpson / Tracy Hunter / Sue Thurlbeck|
Full results are available in our results section.