VIDEO: Berwick Curfew Run 2013

The traditional Curfew Run along Berwick’s Elizabethan walls drew one of its largest entries this year, with Nathan Cox finishing first for the second year in a row.

Organiser Dave Stewart said: “We had 122 entrants,the most for many years.”

Winners Nathan Cox, Ciaran Turton, Jane Holmes and Chloe Young after the 2013 Curfew Run

Winners Nathan Cox, Ciaran Turton, Jane Holmes and Chloe Young after the 2013 Curfew Run

Of those, 93 runners beat the bells this year, by finishing inside 13 minutes.

The Curfew Bell has tolled daily at 8pm since the reign of William the Conqueror.
During the race, the bell rings continually for 13 minutes. The challenge for all the runners is to complete the 1.2 mile circuit of the town walls within that time, including a tough climb up Bank Hill.

The overall winner, and first junior male to cross the finish line, was defending champion Cox, who knocked one second off his winning time by coming home in six minutes 20 seconds.

The senior male winner was Ciaran Turton in 6.54. The senior female winner was Jane Holmes in 8.28, while Chloe Young was the first junior female home in 8.24.

The event has been held annualy since 1996.