About to start at the Big Green Scunthorpe 10K

Showstopping Scunthorpe 10K

This new event from Curly’s Athletes was a crowd pleaser in more ways than one

There were rave reviews for the new Big Green Scunthorpe 10K (Sunday 21 May) that delivered a top quality, eco-friendly event and memorable day for all. There were wins for Elliott Stones and Ali Hoyle and a ‘moving’ performance by a pantomime Dame...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Pantomime Dame Annie Fanny was the official starter of the Big Green Scunthorpe 10K, sending runners on their way at 11am on a fast, flat course to loud applause from spectators. Dame Annie joined in the race whilst raising funds for Starlight Arts who performed at this event.

It was organised by Curly’s Athletes who together with Scunthorpe & District Running Club, revamped the existing 10K. They created a new route with the start and finish in Central Park – green and pleasant thanks to the grounds team – and on closed roads around the North Lincolnshire town.

Conditions were perfect with blue skies and sunshine as the keen field of runners made their way along Ashby Road, Brumby Wood Lane, Kingsway and Queensway. Temperatures were rising at this point but a lady with a hose pipe on Brumby Wood Lane cooled everyone down as they passed.

There was enthusiastic support from residents, friends and families and lively encouragement from cheering stations. Not forgetting the cheers from Scunthorpe FC’s mascots Scunny Bunny and Scunny Hunny Bunny. Game on!

Elliott Stones was the winner of the first Big Green Scunthorpe 10K in 32:16. Sean Willis was second in 33:47 and Charles Bell third in 54.

Ali Hoyle was the women’s winner in 39:16 followed by Amanda Spencer in 40:36. Helen Smith finished third in 43:34.

View all results via the runABC Race Listing page.

Finishers were presented with a wooden medal and a ‘Green Machine’ Mocktail accompanied by a cookie. In addition to these were free packets of wildflower seeds in keeping with the organisers green credentials.

Curly’s Athletes thanked everyone involved in this successful production. Their next event is the Normanby Hall 10K on 9 July.

Image courtesy of Andy Ely.

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