Having been a regular camper at Burton Constable since the beginning of time, as soon as The Burton Constable 10k was announced I knew I had to do it. Unfortunately due to bad organisational skills I also booked to go away on holiday that weekend with my girlfriend. So I had to convince my better half to drive me back from our holidays to partake in the event which took some convincing but was well worth the ice cold looks I was getting as we drove back that morning.
Following the leg-sapping, sun-burn inducing inferno that was the Coniston 10km, Round 7 of this year’s Summer League made the short trip up the road to a sultry Skirlaugh. 158 of the area’s finest (and Tim Simpson) toed the start line hoping for some rather more forgiving conditions than two weeks previous. The running gods duly obliged with muggy conditions and 20 degree heat. T’riffic, thanks.
So the Walkington 10k came round again as is tradition the race is held on a Friday night, for me this is one of my favourite races in the calendar & I always look forward to it, also this was my first ever race back in 2012 so it holds a special place in my heart. Beverley AC do a cracking job with this race, it’s always well supported, plenty of marshals on route helping out & a cracking t-shirt at the end.
What better way to get over a marathon the previous weekend than arguably the hilliest local 10k.
Walkington 10k is one of the most established local races and therefore is always well represented by the club. This year was no different with 30 Harriers toeing the start line. For me it was a perfect Summer evening, no rain and in the low 20s.