Sharon may be first woman to win race
Northern Echo 12-07-02
A GUISBOROUGH woman is being tipped to become the
first female runner to win a cross-country event.
More than 60 dedicated runners will gather at the starting line
in Osmotherley, near Northallerton tomorrow, for the Lyke Wake Race,
sponsored by the Darlington and Stockton Times, the sister paper
of The Northern Echo.
Among the runners
will be Sharon Gayter of Guisborough, who hopes to be the first
woman to win the gruelling contest in its 38-year history. Race
director Paul Sherwood said: "Sharon hasn't entered for a few
years but she normally does it in quite a good time. Out of the
entrants we have got this year, she is the fastest starter, so she
has a strong chance. But on the day, anything can happen."
will run and walk the 42-mile route of the Lyke Wake walk, which
stretches across the highest point of the North York Moors to the
coast of Ravenscar, near Scarborough.
The event has been held every year since 1964, apart from last year
when it was cancelled due to the foot-and-mouth crisis.
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