'A great atmosphere at the York 10K - but I have some ideas to make it even better'

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Runners waiting to start the York 10K. Picture: Emily Horner
Runners waiting to start the York 10K. Picture: Emily Horner

What a great atmosphere at the York 10K I ran the York 10K again at the weekend. As always there was a superb atmosphere, with brilliant marshals and crowd support.

I do have two thoughts on the event, however:

  1. Having completed the Great North Run and other big events I think calling the seven or eight tents at the start area an ‘event village’ is pushing it a bit. Maybe in future an event street might be closer to the mark - unless the organisers have learnt about gilding the lily from local politicians?

  2. As a personal fitness trainer and sports therapist I question the point of a warm up that finishes 10 minutes before the start of the race. As much use as a chocolate fireguard in my humble opinion.

 

Mark Sullivan, Bransholme Drive, York