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Follow in footsteps of Alistair Brownlee at Horsforth 10k
8:00am Sunday 22nd September 2013 in Local news
Runners are being invited to follow in the footsteps of Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee by taking part in the Horsforth 10k road race.
The triathlete, who grew up in Horsforth, is a previous winner of the event, which takes place this year on September 29.
The Horsforth Harriers say entries are still open for the race which sets off from Woodhouse Grove School, Apperley Bridge, at 10am.
This year’s nominated charity is the Joint Activities and Motor Education Service (JAMES), which has operated in the Bradford and Keighley district for nearly 30 years.
The charity works with over 2,000 disadvantaged young people and their families each year, providing a caring environment where disadvantaged young people can achieve their full potential through education, training and leisure.
Race committee member Ian Park said: “Every year we choose a different local charity to benefit from our race. The ever-generous running community support the charity via additional funds with their entry, which we, as a club, match pound for pound.”
The Horsforth 10K course mainly sticks to roads as it heads back towards the town following a sharp uphill start, with a long stretch of flat on the canal towpath from near Rodley back to Apperley Bridge.
Race director Bob Foulkes said: “Horsforth 10K has earned a justifiable reputation as one of the best and most popular 10K races in the area. We are looking forward to what we expect will be another sellout race. Entries on the day are permitted up to the race limit but to be sure of a place it is best to enter prior race day via the Horsforth Harriers website”.
Entry forms can be downloaded from horsforthharriers.co.uk. Online entry is also available via ukresults.net and runnersworld.co.uk/horsforth10K.
Entries will also be available on the day subject to the race limit being reached. Every finisher in the race, which is sponsored by Horsforth based medical software company TPP, will receive a technical race t-shirt.