Old Colliery Canter

Sat 14th Apr 2018 • by It’s Grim up North Running
Shafton, South Yorkshire, GB

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Over 90 years ago, I was born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, to a working-class family. Poverty was as natural to us as great wealth and power were to the aristocracy of that age. Like his father and grandfather before him, my dad, Albert, eked out a meagre existence as a miner, working hundreds of feet below the surface, smashing the rock face with a pickaxe, searching for coal how times have changed

Rabbit Ings is a country park located on the former colliery yard and spoil heap of the Monkton Colliery and then the Royston Drift Mine, which closed in 1989. The 64-hectare site, situated near Royston in South Yorkshire, is home to an array of wildlife including newts, snakes and herons.,

Distances in this event

  1. Marathon

    Run 42.195km
    10:00am Sat 14th Apr 2018
  2. Half Marathon

    Run 21km
    10:00am Sat 14th Apr 2018
  3. 20 mi

    Run 20mi
    10:00am Sat 14th Apr 2018
  4. 10k

    Run 10km
    10:00am Sat 14th Apr 2018
  5. 5k

    Run 5km
    10:00am Sat 14th Apr 2018
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