What A Day For York's 10K!
We report from the weekend's York 10K, and if you missed out this year you can sign up for 2024's staging now...
The city of York came alive at the weekend (6 August) as thousands of fun-runners, fundraisers and club runners came together to take part in the city’s 10K. A hugely popular, inclusive and supported race for participants of all abilities, the York 10K has been a firm favourite in the city’s event calendar since 2009.
Described as one of the country’s most beautiful city runs, the 10K route offers participants the unique opportunity to race through the heart of the city. Participants made their way past many of the city’s most historic landmarks, including the ancient city walls, Clifford’s Tower and York Minster.
First male across the finish line was Joshua Dickinson in a time of 30:32. Harvey Martin took second place in 31:36 with George Ravenhall in third in 32:02. Charlotte Mason was the first female across the finish line in 35:22 followed by Becky Penty who clocked 35:32 for second spot and Sarah Hunter who took third in 35:44.
The Arena Group York Mini and Junior run also took place earlier in the morning. Families and friends of all abilities came together for a morning of sport and fun, choosing to run either the 1.5K course or 2.5K junior course. A great way for parents and children to stay active and healthy together, children were encouraged to fundraise for the event’s main partner charity, Martin House.
Tristan Batley-Kyle of Run For All, said: “Congratulations to everyone that took part in the York 10K and Arena Group York Mini and Junior events. A fabulous day and an amazing atmosphere, it was great to once again have York brimming with so many participants and supporters.
“The enthusiasm and support from everyone involved, from the participants themselves to the many spectators, sponsors, partners and volunteers, all ensured the day was a fantastic success.”
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