Holmfirth 10k Road Race

Organisers of the Last of the Summer Tri are pleased to announce the inaugural Holmfirth 10k road race will take place on 27th July 2014.

“We’re expecting about 100 runners of all abilities to start at 10.00am on Sunday from the recreation ground at Hade Edge, Holmfirth” said race organiser Dave Armitage. “The race itself will last for about an hour and half and all competitors and spectators should be gone from the area by 1.00pm” he continued.

“The run itself will start from the recreation ground, then turning right down into Choppards, then up to Cartworth Moor, over to Dunford Road and back into Hade Edge recreation ground to the finish line” said Simon Jones, joint race organiser. “It’s the first time this route has been set as a 10k road race and will prove challenging to all abilities” he continued. “I’d be surprised if anyone breaks the 40 minute barrier on this race because of the hilly nature of the route” he said. “But it will be worth it when you get to the top of Cartworth Moor and see the views down the Holme Valley. Hopefully we’ll have some good weather to show off the natural beauty of the area.”

The event has been authorised and approved by Kirklees council and Kirklees highways and car parking will have a minimal impact on the village say the organisers.

The organisers have said that the event is an ideal opportunity for local residents to make it a memorable one and are encouraging anyone who wants to set up stalls to raise money for charity to get in touch. “Our own food and drink stall will be raising money for our chosen charity; The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue team on the day, but we’re more than happy to see others getting involved” said Dave, “just give us a call or drop us a line on Facebook” he suggested.

Dave Armitage and Simon Jones, joint race organisers.

Email: lastofthesummertri@hotmail.co.uk or call Dave’s mobile: 07775 564 254

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