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“Run for Roger”...

Saturday 6th May, 2023

On Saturday 29th April over 50 Easingwold Running Club (ERC) members took part in “Run for Roger” in memory of Roger Nicholls.

Roger was one of the original founding members of ERC, who sadly passed away last year. Roger was popular with everyone he met in the Club as he was kind and supportive, particularly to new (and sometimes slower!) members, and he also loved to socialize.

The club decided “Run for Roger” would be a relay-style social run along the 28-mile-long Foss Way from York to Easingwold. It was broken down into four shorter sections, with the opportunity for all abilities of runner (and even the odd walker) to take part.

At 7.45am on Saturday morning, 7 hardy runners caught the bus into York (just as Roger liked to) to start the run. At 9am, they were led speedily off by Colin Fletcher towards Haxby for the first rendezvous point. Unfortunately, they didn’t arrive quite so speedily due to a couple of impromptu pit-stops!.

5 of these hardy (or mad?) souls waved hello in Haxby, but realised there were no refreshments available yet. So, they just kept on running all the way to Easingwold!

The remainder of the group handed over the “baton” to those running the next leg - Haxby to Sheriff Hutton Bridge via Strensall.

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