Buzz in the air ahead of the Normanby Hall 10K
Back to business for Curlys starting with the Normanby Hall 10K.
Here is something to 'bee' glad about in these unsettled times. It comes in the form of the sold out Normanby Hall 10K on 6 September. This is the first live event in six months for organisers Curly’s Athletes and their aim is a safe and fun event for runners whilst supporting the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. More events will follow, all being well.
Normanby Hall 10K was scheduled for 28 June but postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The easing of lockdown restrictions and advice from UK Athletics about a return to racing was welcome news to Curly’s Athletes, organisers who take pleasure in seeing people achieve their goals and who enjoy helping charitable causes. They have been as busy as bees behind the scenes, working hard to put safety measures in place and keeping up to date as the situation changes on a daily basis.
On 6 September participants will be ‘ready to run’ and self sufficient, i.e. carry their own water whilst observing social distancing. No mass start: everyone is allocated to waves based upon their predicted finishing time and these will be called over to the holding pen before making their way to the start.
There is a minor change to the course that includes a small section on neatly trimmed grass but apart from that it is on roads and passes through attractive local villages. It finishes in front of Normanby Hall.
Finishers collect their bee themed medal, water, snack and a pack of bee friendly wildflower seeds from a specially designed area. Prizes will be awarded after the event.
Curly's Athletes' next event is the Hedgehog Half Marathon on 4 October. For more information about this and their Covid Code of Conduct, visit Curly’s Athletes website.
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