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Tom Banks tops the bill for Newark Striders as he conquers the Pennine Barrier Ultra



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Tom Banks topped the billing for Newark Striders as he conquered the mighty Pennine Barrier Ultra on Saturday.

The event started at 6am in Malham, and the route comprised of 50 miles of extremely tough terrain with over 8,500ft of elevation, including the 'Three Peaks' Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

A slight detour towards the end saw Banks add nearly an mile extra, and he crossed the finishing line just after 6pm.

Tom Banks (56628287)
Tom Banks (56628287)

Banks, who finished in a strong time of 12-10-41, said it was the toughest thing he's ever done.

Brian Thompson was in action on Saturday too, completing the Trail Mix Challenge at the Run Rabbit trail festival near Market Harborough.

The aim was to complete five different 5K courses, with the next one starting on the hour every hour.

On Sunday, Peter Davis finished 54th overall and third in the MV60 category in the 16 mile White Peak Trail.

He finished the tough hilly course in 02-42-22.

Matt Silk finished the Caythorpe Half Marathon in 1-34-30, sixth place overall.

Mark Turner clocked 1-51-59 in the same ace.

In the 5K event, Sarah Fox-Clark was 13th overall and the fifth woman home in 25-27.



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