Record entry for Nine Standards race

Date: Thursday 3rd January 2019

A RECORD-breaking entry of 196 runners turned out on a glorious New Year’s Day for the annual Nine Standards fell race. The previous best was 166 in 2013.

The 12.9km route, with 549m of ascent, begins and ends in Kirkby Stephen Market Square. It takes runners through Hartley to the Nine Standards, which are at the highest point on the skyline seen from Kirkby Stephen.

However, no records were broken. The best times for the race — both set in 2017 — were recorded by Chris Arthur and Victoria Wilkinson, in 50min 55sec and 58.20, respectively.

• More in Saturday's paper.