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.