Record crowds cheer on Kirkbymoorside 10k runners

Gazette & Herald: Runners set off in the Kirkbymoorside 10k Runners set off in the Kirkbymoorside 10k

RECORD crowds cheered on 445 runners in the Kirkbymoorside 10k.

Overall winner of the 14th annual race on Sunday was Mike Burrett, of Leeds City AC, in a time of 33 minutes and 14 seconds.

Second was James Kraft, from Scarborough AC, with Paul Butler, from Loftus and Whitby, third.

The women’s winner was 15-year-old Emma Clapton, from Scarborough AC, in a time of 37 minutes and 43 seconds, Caroline Lambert , from City of York AC, was second and Tori Green, from Ripon Runners, came third.

Event organisers, Rick and Catherine Eve, said they were delighted with the huge level of support from the town including Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band which played during the day.

Rick said there were record entries this year in all the children’s races with more than 60 entries into the 4k Teenagers Race and Adult Fun Run, 112 in the One Mile and 140 in the ‘Dash’. He said: “The atmosphere generated by the town makes this such a special event and although we can’t thank everyone personally, the local businesses, event marshals and all those who help out on the day do such a fantastic job.”

Forum Subsea Technologies, of Kirkbymoorside, sponsored 2,500 bottles of water for runners of all the races and Kirkbymoorside Town Council donated £1,000 to help pay for the professional services of Community Traffic Management and Medics UK.

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