Great organisation, chip timing, great t-shirt and a reasonable entry fee which seems rare nowadays. I expected a flat course, but no way is this a flat course. The hills may not be steep on the course, but they are very long and tiring. Out of the first 100 runners this year, there were only 10 p.b's which tells it's own story really. One disappointment is that Power of 10 give this 10K an 'inaccurate distance' score, so it doesn't count for p.b's anyway. My watch gave the distance as 3.22 miles which is near enough for me!
Some important advice for P.B seekers - with 8000 runners at this race, we are all supposed to stand in 'sub 35' or 'sub 40' etc sections at the start, but nobody ever takes notice of this rule unfortunately, so once the start gun goes, you can sometimes end up with 300 'sub 60' runners in front of you and therefore the p.b goes out of the window, as the first kilometre in this race (down to the roundabout) is incredibly crowded and time can be lost. So if you want a p.b, get down the front!
Does anyone know which photography company were taking pictures of this race? There was a lady near the finish taking a picture of all the runners, but I can't find the pictures anywhere! TA Images were supposed to be at the race, but their website makes no mention of Helmsley 10K.
10 out of 10 for this race. Brilliant organisation, challenging and varied course in a lovely part of Yorkshire. And as mentioned b y Liz above, the mug and Easter Egg were a really nice touch. See you again next year!