The Wetherby 10K was last week the proud recipient of a prestigious award from the British Association of Road Races. The event, first staged in 2006, was awarded the Bill Reynolds’ Memorial Trophy in recognition for being the most improved race in 2013.
Known as ‘A Cracking Little Yorkshire Run’, the 10k is organised by Wetherby Runners and attracts a field of about 1,000 runners. The race made headlines in September last year as 19 competitors were disqualified for failing to abide by the 'no headphones rule' stipulated in the conditions.
Race director Rob Gray commented: “Co-race director Willie Allen and I are delighted for the club. Our gold grading is testament to the work put in by club members to enable runners of wide-ranging abilities to enjoy a great community event for Wetherby. In a short period of time we have come a long way to have established one of the most well respected and popular races in Yorkshire and the wider region.’
This year’s event, which will raise funds for the Friends of Alfie Martin charity for the transportation of critically ill babies, is on August 31 and entries will be taken from the end of March. Organisers are looking for sponsors for the race booklet, which is posted out to all 1,000 runners before the race.
For more information, visit the Wetherby Runners website.