We host three races a year, we like to think they’re popular and as they’ve been going nearly 30 years each they probably are.
All are rural, attended well by club runners and unattached runners and have extensive prize lists (some would say too extensive by the length of the prize giving presentations…)
Norton 9 (mile) is the first Sunday in March. A rural undulating course that is extremely popular with people returning year after year. Starting in Norton, very quickly the race gets out into the North Yorkshire countryside winding its way through scenic villages on quiet roads. Being early March the weather is usually bright and crisp (can’t promise that) and is a great way to shrug off those winter dark nights.
Askern 10km is the third Wednesday evening in May. A recognised fast course, again quite rural.
Askern 10 (mile) is the second Sunday in August. Equally as scenic as the Norton 9 its quite a tough but rewarding course. Finding a reasonable length road race in summer is quite difficult and this race provides a nice (re)introduction to the body for the autumn half marathon season.