After a 5 day hiatus it was clear that our virtual runners were chomping at the bit, ready to be unleashed. Day one started nice and early at Scarborough Spa with both teams heading south. 203 miles were clocked up during the day.
Before we get to the results we have some new team members to welcome. Team Pocket to Socket welcome Jeanne Kirby and Katie Elliott. You read it right, Katie is becoming a YPH again and running in our vest from the shores of the Mersey. Once YPH, always YPH. Meanwhile Team Minster Inn welcome Oil Thompson and Russell Hampshire. Russell is a new YPH recruit after our own Paul Hatfield undertook a daring dawn raid to lure him across from Acorn. Welcome to everyone. We now have 61 runners taking part, just incredible.
The day one route took us south through lovely Filey, Brid and Withernsea as we clung to the coastline like a limpet. All the way out to Spurn Point before doubling back into ull and across that there bridge, known so well by our Hell on the Humber runners. It was a pleasure to do a few crossings of the bridge last year with Paul as he took on his massive fundraising challenge to support the hospitals who helped his family so much. Well done again Paul, another YPH hero.
Team Minster Inn are out for revenge. They set off at a fair pace and had reached the Humber Bridge by the end of the day, 120 miles in and winners for the day. Mini Inn spurned the challenge of their rivals and raced ahead. Team Pocket to Socket clocked up 83 miles in the day and are literally out on a limb at Spurn Point.
Big day today, you've got Grimsby to look forward to!
The big story behind Mini Inn's big day was the 21 miles logged by Rachel. Fantastic achievement and just to reassure you, no Percy Pigs were harmed in the making of that mileage. Allegedly. How timely, Happy Hour has just come on Minster FM. What a good place to be.
Today is Easingwold 10K day. I'm sure plenty of you have seen Elliot's post with the details. Great to see the YPH vests proudly draped over the Easingwold sign, a worthy trip out for the cause. No truth in the rumour that Sophie & Elliot called in for a sight test at the same time. Enjoy your day and remember to let Elliot know when you've done your 10K.