Don't Bee Late For This 10K
Normanby Hall 10K set for busy bees...
Affectionately known as the Norman Bee 10K, the Normanby Hall 10K is back this weekend and, with things officially 'back to normal,' runners can expect a return to the tarmac route with no 'cheeky grass section' to sap the legs at 8K!
The 300-acre Normanby Hall Country Park is the venue of this race that caters for all abilities and is high on a list of all-time favourite 10Ks. Starting in view of the hall, the route is held on a mixture of open and closed roads and takes runners on a tour of local villages, surrounded by the picturesque North Lincolnshire countryside.
There has never been a better time to visit, with the region's first Go Ape, two new playground areas, new membership packages and a programme of events. As well as the Hall, Farming Museum, Gift Shop and Stableyard Café, enjoy historical woodland and a leisurely stroll around the Walled Garden.
This race is all about the bees though, from the black and yellow costumes worn by many of the runners, a trophy for the ‘best dressed bee’, medal and a packet of bee-friendly sunflower seeds for every finisher. Most importantly, it is supporting the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, one of several wildlife charities Curly’s Athletes are passionate about.
A spokesperson from race organiser Curly's Athletes said: “2022 is Curly's year to bee lazY! We've decided the best thing runners can do to support our Bee friends is to bee lazy! While this sounds amazing, we're not suggesting you stop running!
"We mean your garden. The best thing you can often do for nature is leave it alone, like 'no mow may'. Let those weeds grow, flower and look after our insect friends. Insect extinction is off the scale at the minute, so help create some new homes by doing nothing!"
If you would like to find out more, visit the Curly's website today and don't forget to save the 2023 race date (9 July). Even better, get along and give the runners a cheer this year. You won't be mowing the lawn after all. ;-)
Image: Curly's Athletes