I love the York 10k. It holds a special place in my heart as it was the very first running event I ever took part in.
That race marked the beginning of my running journey and ignited a passion that has grown stronger over the years.
It’s incredible to think that a whole decade later, I’m still lacing up my running shoes and getting out of the door!
This year, I had the opportunity to return to the York 10k as a pacer for runners aiming to finish in 70 minutes. It’s truly fulfilling to help others achieve their running goals and share the joy of running with them. I couldn’t be happier to give back to an event that means so much to me.
On race morning, the pacing team gathered, collected their flags, and soaked in the vibrant atmosphere of the race village. There was plenty to do for spectators, from enjoying a coffee to eagerly awaiting the runners’ return. Surprisingly, the weather was in our favour despite earlier forecasts of rain. Clear skies and perfect running conditions awaited us. Just after 9 AM, we lined up in the starting pens, ready to explore this beautiful city on foot.