The Plusnet Yorkshire 10 Mile, launched in 2015, will return on Sunday 8 October. Part of the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon Festival, which includes a full marathon and a team relay, the event has became a favourite partly due to its classic distance - perfect for those looking to make the step-up from 10k.
Entries opened last Thursday (9 February) and on the evidence of last year’s event, which drew in 2250 runners, demand will once again be high. The race saw Joe Sagar prevail in a tight contest with victory in 54:01, ahead of Blackburn Harriers’ Joseph Monk (54:17) and Jordan Howe (54:35). First woman home was Victoria Whitehead in 1:02:44.
Part of the draw for runners is the fact the 10 miler starts and finishes at the University of York and incorporates a section of the attractive 26.2 mile course while enjoying the support of the large and enthusiastic crowds that have become such a feature of the marathon since its launch in 2013.
Lynne Preston, event manager of the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon Festival, commented: “The 10 mile event is a great addition to the already popular Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon. There is always a fantastic atmosphere on marathon race day and the 10 mile run gives even more people the opportunity to be involved.”
Entry for the 2017 Plusnet Yorkshire 10 Mile is priced at £28 (or £26 for affiliated runners). Registration is available here.