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The Spring race calendar is tradionally very busy but where can you find one on Easter Monday? You don't have to look too far - we are easy to reach for most of the Yorkshire area being just a couple of miles to the south of Pontefract.
Our venue is easy to spot - just look for a water tower at the top of the hill - loads of parking on site.
We start at the top of a hill - and finish at the top of a hill! The views are great!
Road closures will be in effect to cover the first 3 miles from the start and in other sections. Mostly we follow quiet country roads through villages. The course isn't entirely flat with one challenging hill when leaving Wentbridge (at about 4.5 miles - so you are fully warmed up by then!). Check out the Course Map.
Due to the fact that a substantial part of the course is open to traffic and the nature of the course, in accordance with England Athletics Guidance we have to insist on a NO HEADPHONES RULE. Please help in making this a safe and enjoyable event for all and don't wear them. We're a friendly bunch and our marshals will be talking to you frequently.
Please be aware that we will look at disqualifying runners who flout this rule.
Andrew Thrippleton photos 2017 HERE
Graham Beardsley photos 2017 HERE
Rain, sleet and snow throughout the morning made for difficult conditions for runners and marshals however all seemed to rise to the challenge and new course records were set.
Congratulations to Tim Raynes of Blackburn Harriers & AC who finished in 1:10:39 - smashing the previous record. Well done also to Jennifer Walsh of Wakefield Harriers who set a new ladies best time of
1:23:13 and finished 9th overall.
First Ackworth RR home was Simon Newton in 1:24:23 (10th overall); Becci Winter was first club lady in 1:28:21.