Race date: Sunday 24th June 2018
This brilliant road race event took place today and benefitted from very good weather indeed – glorious sun, blue skies, gentle breeze and convenient shade on most parts of the course, along with brilliant bridge views.
The course itself was very well marshalled and had no less than five water stations, which were extremely popular today as it was a bit warm for those of us pottering along at a civilised pace.
You don’t just run across the magnificent bridge twice – you also have a fairly brief look around Hessle and then venture into the normally peaceful Barton upon Humber. It was a lot less peaceful this morning as a good number of folks turned out to cheer we runners on; lots of cheering and such (possibly at the prospect of the roads being opened again!).
As usual, everyone was lulled into a false sense of security by the long and flat-ish Far Ings Road, but reality dawned at the sharp left turn UP Gravel Pit Road; the folks I was running with elected to groan, stop and stare or just put their heads down in prospect at the climb. Still it was all over shortly after that – well barring the climb up to the bridge and re-learning the inevitable lesson that suspension bridges aren’t flat either….
The race involves about 250m of ascent overall; a bit short of the Sheffield Half and a lot short of the Round Sheffield Run (600m).
Good race, good day!
1783 runners took part with Callum Elson (deservedly pictured below) of Roundhay Runners tearing home first (again) in 01:14:24. Rebecca Rigby was the first woman home, in 01:20:18. Great times
The results show that 2 Striders finished the course; if you aren’t listed below please get in touch and you’ll be added. Great run, Shaun!