THE trouble with virtual events, writes Marian Codling of Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers, is that you don’t get to travel to different places, which you would do in the normal course of events.

Take the Dixons Carphone Warehouse Race to the Stones, a 100k, 62-mile ultramarathon event held annually over a weekend in July in Oxfordshire.

Runners were invited to enter a virtual event over half marathon, marathon or 100k distances over the week of July 6 to 14, all in their own locality.

The club’s Gary Wilkinson entered and did the 100k over four days, concluding with 32 laps of the Sowerby track.

Runners also enjoyed participating in the virtual Ripon 10.