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Sunday 6th April – Wakefield Hospice 10k


Report from Ursula.

This is a great run if you are fit! It claims to be undulating which I suppose is fair but it felt more like a hill up to the turn point at 5k and again up to the finish. However, what goes up must come down and so there are some great stretches where you can really get going…

Given the unseasonably warm weather the water stop at just after 5k was welcome as I needed to cool down – can’t quite get my head around only running in a singlet in April!

The organisation was great with plenty of parking and space to warm up. If you are on form it could give you a good time so one to think about next year.

The race was won by Nathaniel Williams (unattached) in 33:14 and the first female was Helen Singleton of Wakefield & District in 36:26 who was also a very creditable 10th overall.

I came in with a time of 47:47 but it did give me first position in my age group F55 so that’s rewarding!

  1. #1 by Andy Webster on April 7, 2014 - 8:00 pm

    Nathaniel was a junior doctor in our department until last week and they swapped round again. Tried to persuade him to run for Otley!

  2. #2 by Caron Ralph on April 7, 2014 - 8:56 pm

    Well done Ursula-but does that mean Andrew’s going to handicap you hard? Lol

  3. #3 by David Hainsworth on April 8, 2014 - 3:47 pm

    Brilliant Ursula, you just exploded into the national rankings, a few places behind Mrs Ackroyd. What could you do on flat 10K course ?

  4. #4 by Ursula on April 8, 2014 - 5:32 pm

    As for the handicap Caron, maybe I should just do it a day later?! In terms of rankings Dave, must find a better course, clearly! Any suggestions?

  5. #5 by Antonio Cardinale on April 8, 2014 - 10:05 pm

    I have done this Wakefield 10k years back ,and i know that is not the best course for a PB. Well done Ursula you ran really well on this demanding race.

  6. #6 by Hannah on April 9, 2014 - 12:48 pm

    Nice one Ursula!

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