Race Date: Sunday 26th July 2015
Sunday, 9am, saw the inaugural National Trust 10k, a free 10k race that is to be held on a monthly basis. This first race attracted a field of 73, including 6 Striders. Interestingly, there were 44 female entrants compared to 29 males.
The race itself is a two lap course within the Longshaw estate so no huge hills to master but enough undulation to keep you going. The terrain was a mixture of paths and trail. It was very well marked and well marshalled. Big thanks to the organiser, Ruth Tweedie, and all the volunteers for marshalling.
When the race started, Andy Buck soon disappeared into the distance as he fancied his chances at Sunday morning glory. He was to eventually grab a third placed podium finish – well done Andy. Martyn Goldsack and Ashleigh Barron used the 10k as part of a 21 mile training run, running out and back to Longshaw. Well done to both for resisting my repeated offerings of a lift back into Sheffield.
This is a free event and well worth supporting, even though Andy told me to keep it quiet so he could go for more glory next time. The next race is Sunday 13th September which unfortunately clashes with a number of other events. However, Ruth has told me there will be Trust10 events every month so well worth keeping an eye out for. Results were individually e-mailed out to entrants, similar to Parkrun, which was also a nice touch.
Is this the unofficial away kit?