The 2024 Thirsk 10
March 17th 2024
Thirsk 10 starts 10.00 am
Wheelchairs at 09:50 am (these will be led round the route by marshal on cycle)
Fun Run starts 9.00 am – please enter on the day at Race HQ
Thank you for entering the races organised by members and friends of Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers. Please read the information below:
Race Headquarters are at Thirsk Racecourse on the A61 between Tesco and Thirsk Station postcode YO7 1QL. Follow signs for Thirsk Racecourse
The 10 mile race starts on Newsham Road, taking in Sandhutton, Busby Stoop and Carlton Miniott before finishing back at the racecourse. Map of course on club website, mile markers around the course.
Car Park – please follow signs. Do not use the main racecourse entrance. Your car will not be able to leave the car park after completing the 10 mile race until 12:00 pm so as not to impede the progress and safety of later
Facilities – toilet and refreshments available, sorry no showers.
First Aid – AED Medical will be in attendance.
Late Entries – available until 30 minutes before the start of the race with an extra charge of £2 if the race is not full. They will qualify for race prizes.
Secure Baggage Storage Area will be available and manned, but Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers will not accept
responsibility for any contents or loss.
Postal Entries and Online Entries – all numbers and timing chips will be distributed at the race headquarters on the day.
Race Numbers – please fix this firmly with 4 pins to the front of your vest or shirt. It is a rule of UKA that you fill in the medical details on the reverse.
Thirsk 10 – the course is fast and flat, fully on roads and lends itself to a fast finishing time! Do not warm up on the racecourse itself. Please assemble in front of the grandstand 20 minutes before the race as directed by race marshals. You will be walked to the start. You may wish to wear a disposable bin bag or the like if the weather is cold. These will be collected after the race and brought back to race headquarters where they may be collected if required. Supporters wishing to see the start of the race will need to be well up Newsham Road.
Please keep to the left at all times and follow marshal’s instructions. The roads will be open to traffic in some places and headphones (including bone conductors or similar) MUST NOT be worn. Anyone using headphones will be disqualified and their time will not be included in the results. You are responsible for your own safety and have a duty of care to other runners.
Whilst we remain committed to not imposing a cut-off point [or points] to ensure that all athletes have the opportunity to complete the race, as the route is largely on road which needs to be managed safely, the race director in conjunction with the traffic management team reserve the right to end runners participation in the event if their safety or highway safety is likely to be compromised. Walking the route will not be permitted.
Dogs are not allowed in either race. Pushchairs are not allowed.
Please do not drop litter around the course.
Water Stations – at approx. 3 miles and 6 miles and at the finish.
Finish – on the racecourse. You should be aware that there is a sharp left turn into the racecourse just before the finish. Water is available beyond the finish. Please pass through the finish area quickly to make room for others.
Goody Bag – all finishers will receive a goody bag, which can be collected after the finish line.
Prize Giving – for the Thirsk 10 Race, this will be as soon as possible after 12:15pm. Results available at www.ukresults.net
Race Information Sheet here!
Good luck and we hope you enjoy the race
The 2023 Thirsk 10 Report
Yet again another hugely successful THIRSK 10 in the bag. Thank you for coming!
Well done to all participants who between them have some great PBs. Having your fellow runners cheer you on is awesome.
Thanks to each and everyone who has helped whether you’ve supported, cheered, run, cycled, registered, watered, driven, collected, bagged, photographed, car parked, fun run helpers, scouts, sign erected, marshalled or been at the end of my phone calls and emails to answer my never ending questions. A day like today doesn’t happen without a team, it’s no one individual.
Our first aiders said it was a quiet day at the office with only 2 runners visiting them after completing the race after an asthma and a panic attack so that’s good news.
Dame Tanni Grey Thompson and husband Ian came and supported us and Tanni went round with the last wheelchair racer whilst Ian raced himself. The fastest wheelchair racer Callum Hall wanted 40 minutes and led superbly by John Withinshaw on his bike managed a fab 39:59!
The race winner was Graham Rush who is a V40(!) from Leeds City AC and ran a fantastic 49:04 breaking our old course record from 2020 of 51:54. May for perspective the first 3 finishers beat the course record!
A fast day at THIRSK 10 with last years winner, Rob Scott finishing 7th.
- 10 mile road and wheel chair race
Plant a tree
£5 of your entry fee will go towards plant a tree, with the aim that we will plant at least 1 acre of woodland as part of Thirsk 10. It will be matched by funding from Trees for Climate which will pay for the maintenance of that tree for the next 15 years.
About Thirsk 10
About the Thirsk 10
The Thirsk 10 has been run for over 30 years and in the early days it was run from Northallerton to Thirsk. However with the passage of time and the increase in road traffic the route had to be changed. For many years the route went through Sowerby and then out into the country, but some 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 its 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.
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