Danny Haymes crosses the finish line

Records Topple At Sunny Northallerton

Despite some seriously warm conditions on Sunday (27 May), the Northallerton 10K posted its largest number of entrants to date and welcomed, in Daniel Haymes, a new champion and course record holder

Even in the heat, the crowds who had lined the finish were treated to a strong performance from Derby AC’s Haymes, who took top position in 33:02. This was the first time Rob Scott had been defeated at the race, with the Richmond runner taking fifth (35:09) this time round. Quakers’ RC Michael Joyeux was close behind Haynes in 33:19, with Ian Fisher third 34:26.

Darlington Harriers’ Louise Talman was first female, and 13th overall, in a time of 39:27. Danielle Booth was Talman’s closest competitor in 39:51, while fellow Darlington Harrier Jade Hutchinson rounded off the top three in 42:58. Of the 725 runners, the midplaced runners crossed the line in and around 58 minutes.

A recent post on the event Facebook page, which included an impressive video of the day’s proceedings, read: “The sun shone yesterday and you all ran so hard, you all should be super proud of yourselves. A huge thank you to all the sponsors, marshals, supporters and runners. We are eternally grateful.”

The 10k lends support to the Pendragon Community Trust, a small, local charity focused on providing support to the lives of those with physical, mental and emotional difficulties. The multi-sensory unit based in Northallerton is truly an inspirational place and has become a real savior to so many families in the area.

Check out the Vimeo film of the event here.

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