Small, unique club races are often what makes a country’s running scene so varied and exciting and the upcoming Huddersfield 10K can certainly be placed within this category. Run every year since 1990, the race is renowned for its Huddersfield hills (but does have a fast downhill finish) and, with entry at just £14 (£12 affiliated), is one of the best value events in Yorkshire.
Scheduled for Sunday 25 February, Huddersfield Road Runners AC’s (HRRAC) annual event looks set for another sell out with 700 ready to compete. As it stands, entry levels are well ahead of 2017 and the remaining places are expected to be snapped up in the coming weeks.
The challenging course sees runners depart from Huddersfield RUFC’s Lockwood Park and takes in Armitage Bridge, South Crosland, Netherton and Berry Brow. Throughout the duration, competitors can expect some tough Yorkshire climbs – ideal preparation for anyone looking to up their distance come spring.
Chris Wainman of HRRAC told runABC North: “We can only hope the weather is favourable on the day…its not guaranteed at the end of February! Hopefully there will be the chance of a course record (additional £100 prize) and the chance of some new potential new members returning to run with us in the weeks that follow.”
Chris added: “It’s not a 'flat and fast' course as many races sell themselves to attract PB hunters but in past years we have had good feedback and hope everyone will enjoy the race and the day. That’s what we do it for!”
You can register for the Huddersfield 10K here.