With a relatively small field, a multi-terrain course and post-race hospitality that includes both a barbeque and ice-cream van, there’s no surprise that the upcoming Escrick 10K is a big hit with Yorkshire runners.
Indeed, this Sunday’s (18 August) event is a sell-out, with organisers confirming that they expect a turnout of close to 700. The 10k will see participants start at Escrick Village Green and move through a flat and scenic multi-terrain course which is set against the Escrick Park Estate.
With a break last year, the 2017 race saw York Knavemire Harriers Phillip Elliot (34:46) take first place ahead of Michael Gaugan (35:09) and Wes Taylor (35:23). Mairi Blankenstein grabbed top spot in the female field in 41:40, followed by Lisa Skinner (42:01) and Jenny Horne (42:12).
An update from race organiser Richard Rowson informed us that runners can expect a slightly different 10k this time round: ”We’ve got a slightly updated route through the woods this year, but the nature and feel of the race is very much the same.”
Richard added: “The course is coping well with recent wet weather, with just a few sections that are a little muddy. Fingers crossed that the weather this week doesn’t cause any problems.”