Sitting alongside the Plusnet Yorksire Marathon for a second successive year, the 10 mile race looks likely to emulate the success of the 26.2 mile event with over 2,000 entries in 2015. As such, organisers are alerting prospective runners that entries for the 10 miler opened on Monday (25 July).
Part of the highly popular Jane Tomlinson Run for All series, the race, scheduled for Sunday 9 October, starts and finishes at the University of York. The route heads into the city centre and out into the Yorkshire countryside before returning for an electric finish at the university.
Seen as the ideal stepping stone to half or full marathon distance, the course is predominantly fast and flat. 2015 saw a host of impressive times recorded, with Mike Burrett securing top place in 53:54, while Roslyn Holmes took first position in the women’s field in 1:04:02.
Charlie Tatman, of the Plusnet Yorkshire 10 Mile, said: “The 10 mile event brings a great new dimension to the popular Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon. There is always a fantastic atmosphere on marathon race day and the 10 mile run gives more people the opportunity to be involved.”
With last year’s event selling out, organisers are urging runners to move fast to secure their place. Further information on the Plusnet Yorkshire 10 mile race is available here.