Crown Tavern walkers brave the elements

sper heroes, Rio Vasey, George Hargreaves and Dean Wolstencroft
sper heroes, Rio Vasey, George Hargreaves and Dean Wolstencroft

Torrential rain failed to dampen the spirits of those taking part in this year’s Crown Tavern walk.

And despite the cold, wet conditions, the event attracted 130 walkers which was more than last year.

Early indications show that the walk has raised around £8,000 for local charities and good causes with a focus on children and young people.

The youngest walkers braving the elements were Archie Pickup and Phoebe Warburton, both seven, who walked eight miles with their dads Lee and Mark in two hours 24 minutes.

The walk has two options - eight miles from the Hayburn Wyke and 22 miles from Hawsker Village Hall, both finishing at the Crown Tavern in Falsgrave.

The fastest male and female back on the long walk were Paul Walker and Kelsey Moss.

The short walk winners were Dan and Alison Holden-Jones, who ran to Hayburn Wyke and walked back.

Organiser Jane Moment said: “It was brilliant. We were delighted with the turnout, especially considering the weather, and we can’t thank everyone enough.

“It’s always been called a challenge walk, but this year it really was a challenge!”

Jane also thanked Scarborough Amateur Radio Society, all the walk marshals, Andy and Sarah for serving food, landlord Dave Welsh and all the bar staff.

A paying-in night for sponsorship money will be held at the Crown Tavern on Tuesday May 26 from 7pm to 9pm.