Thirsk 10 Mile Road Race
The Thirsk 10 has been run for over 30 years and in the early days it was run from Northallerton to Thirsk. Offering a spectacular finish in Thirsk Market Place. The course record was then about 46 minutes but, like many road races at the time it wasn’t accuratley measured. The increase in road traffic has forced the route to be changed and for many years the route went through Sowerby and then out into the country, however some 5 years ago the route had to be changed again because of the problems with closing the roads around town and the resulting traffic congestion.
We now have a fast flat course which lends it’s self to a fast time and gives all abilities a chance of achieving a PB. It is a wheel chair friendly route and such competitors are started 10 minutes ahead of the main field. In recent years the Club has hosted the North of England 10 mile Championship, Yorkshire Veterans Championships and the North Yorkshire Championships.
The finish is at the main grandstand at Thirsk Race Course and the Club appreciates the support given by the Race Course. Cash prizes are awarded in all age categories in 5 years age bands and team prizes and a special bonus prize of £250.00 for any man or woman who breaks the course record. 2011 event is to be held on the 20th. November 2011.
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