Man versus machine as runners race train on North York Moors Railway

The sight of commuters dashing for a train is not uncommon, but these runners took it a new level when they raced a train along the North York Moors Railway.

Runners set off from Grosmont Railway Station during this weekend's Race the Train event. Picture: Paul Atkinson

But the ultimate prize of crossing the finish line first went to Mike Jeffries, of Richmond and Zetland Harriers, with a gun time of 55 minutes and one second.

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He was 28 minutes faster than the Goatland Express, which came in at 167th place.