The Ninth Helmsley 10K Multi-Terrain Challenge takes place on
Easter Sunday 1 April 2018 10 am
2017 Race Report Follows
Helmsley 2018 10k
Multi Terrain Challenge
Easter Sunday 1st April 2018 @ 10am
Make a note in your diary and enter early to make sure of your place!
Postal entries to: The Race Entry Secretary,
Stilworth House, Church Street
Helmsley, York. YO62 5AD
Postal and online entries close on DTA. You can download an entry form here and post it to the address above with your entry fee.
Children's fun runs will take place again this year with the following categories:
Entry on the day only, fee £3, toddlers free.
Licence No: 2013-104958
The Helmsley 10k challenge is a multi terrain race partly on road, partly on forestry track and footpaths and fields. (see map) The total distance is 10km. The finish line will be on the Sports Field as usual. The nature of this course makes it unsuitable for wheelchair athletes and dogs are not permitted.
PREVIOUS RACE WINNERS:
2017 Tom Charlton, Tyne Bridge Harriers 34.26
Becky Penty, York Knavesmire Harriers 40.12
2016 Jonathan Johnson, Harrogate Harriers 35.23
Caroline Lambert, Wetherby Runners 40.46
2015 Shaun O`Grady, New Marske Harriers 35.26
Karen Pickles, Pudsey Pacers AC 40.31
2014 Mike Burrett. Leeds City AC 33.18 (Record)
Caroline Lambert, Wetherby Runners AC 38.14
2013 Shaun O`Grady, New Marske Harriers 33.57
Becky Penty, York Acorn RC 39.34
2012 Tom Bean, City of York AC 33.48
Emma Willits, City of York AC 40.42
2011 Tom Bean, York Acorn 34.32
Becky Penty, York Acorn 37.10 (Record)
2010 Andy Hilton, York Acorn 36.06
Becky Penty, York Acorn 38.48
Easter Sunday, 16th April 2017 dawned clear, dry and bright with perfect conditions for the eighth Helmsley 10K Challenge. 396 runners entered this year`s race with Tom Charlton of Tyne Bridge Harriers coming in first in a time of 34 minutes 26 seconds. First lady home was Becky Penty of York Knavesmire Harriers in a time of 40:12. Becky is the current ladies record holder in this event in a time of 37:10.
323 runners completed the seventh Helmsley 10 All Terrain Challenge on a very windy and cold but dry day with Jonathan Johnson of Harrogate Harriers coming in first in a time of 35min 23 and Caroline Lambert of Wetherby Runners coming in at 40min 46 and yes she won the ladies contest in 2014 too. Well done to her.
The leading light of the Helmsley 10K was Stuart Pailor who brought his vast experience to help the organisers and sadly he passed away this year. In his memory the committee have provided trophies for the first unattached male and female runners and this year they went to Thomas Pilley who came 12th in a time of 38min 43 and Emma Macallister Hall who was the fifth lady home in 44min 25. Trophies will be presented every year from now on.
Well done to all those runners who took part in the
6th Helmsley 10k Multi Terrain Challenge on Easter Sunday 5 April 2015 and a huge thank you to all ourvolunteers without whom the race could not happen. . Congratulations to winners Shaun O'Grady of NewMarske Harriers with a time of 35 min 26 sec and Karen Pickles of Pudsey Pacers with a time of 40 min31 sec. Full results are available from Race Results at:
Conditions were ideal for the run with good to firm going and a dry day. Whilst the wind got up later in the race I suspect that only spurred the runners on to greater effort. It was the most successful 10K Challenge to date it was quite emotive to see so much effort converted into energy on a great day.
It should be that everyone who helped gets a thank you. From the ladies who provided the refreshments in the new kitchen in the pavilion, (the fruit cake was delicious) to the marshals, to Raynet for their communication skills and the St John's Ambulance Service for their invaluable presence. In fact there are simply too many people to name here so if you helped in any way at the run please accept the thanks of the Run Committee and Helmsley Recreation Ground Charity who hope to use any surplus in furtherance of their aim of making the Sports Facility on Baxtons Lane one which we can all be proud of and one which welcomes the whole community for all types of events.
2014 Overall Winner
Leeds City AC
Caroline Lambert 166 Wetherby Runners - 38min 14
Zanthe Wrat 368 Hallamshire Harriers - 39min 19
Kate Harris 187 City of York -
Mike Burrett 248 Leeds City AC - 33min 18
Shaun O'Grady 335 New Marske Harriers - 33min 40
Paul Butler 398 Lofthouse & Whitby - 36min 03
2013 Race Day dawned clear and dry for the 4th Helmsley 10k Multi Terrain Challenge. Although it was very cold at least the biting winds had died away and the sun came out as the runners set off. With 367 runners finishing this was our busiest year yet with entrants from as far away as New Zealand! We were delighted to see so many returning runners as well as many tackling the course for the first time.
Results for the race can be seen at Sports Soft Race Results:For the first time we also held a race for secondary aged children aged 11 - 14 years with the youngsters running part of the adult course before turning back through the woods and down to the sports field. The children's races were even more popular this year with nearly 90 children taking part. Many thanks to John Higgs, deputising for Phil Marwood, and the junior sports leaders from Ryedale School for organising these races so well.
On Easter Sunday, 8th April 2012, 306 runners set off on the third Helmsley 10k multi terrain challenge. The weather was cooler and more overcast than last year but this did not deter the runners with our overall winner, Tom Bean of City of York AC, finishing in 33 minutes 48 seconds beating his own record from last year. Check out photographs from this year's race on The Race Photographer's site.
Easter Sunday the 4th of April 2010 saw the inaugural running of the Helmsley 10K Multi Terrain Challenge. Run over a challenging course from the Sports and Recreation Ground in Helmsley through the village of Carlton and back into Helmsley via Riccal Dale almost 300 runners entered for the race.