menu

Pittaway Beverley 10k

Pittaway Beverley 10k Sunday 14 May 2017

The Pittaway Beverley 10k annual road race takes place this Sunday at 11:15am.  Beverley Athletic Club hosts this popular event and this year is the first time it is being supported by painting and decorating contractors, The Pittaway Group.

Graeme Pittaway, Managing Director of Pittaway Group is a keen runner himself and has been a member of Beverley AC for around nine years will be taking part in the race with a few of his colleagues. He says:

“Pittaway Decorators is a local family business with roots in Beverley and the surrounding area and we will be celebrating 100 years of business next year.  We have carried out thousands of jobs in East Yorkshire on a full array of projects, from domestic customers to local businesses both large and small, including painting many iconic buildings in the town that the runners will pass on the day.

“We are also proud to directly employ top quality decorators, some of these live in Beverley and some have been with us for nearly 40 years. I’m also pleased to say I’ve even been able to talk some of our team members into running the race with me.

"The Beverley 10K gives runners the opportunity to take in the beautiful surroundings of the town and it's great to see so many people come together to cheer on the runners at the finish. It's a real honour for my family business to be associated with such a prestigious and enjoyable event. I'm really looking forward to it.”

The event has been ever-increasing in size since the first race in 1994 with 440 entrants.  This year it has reached its capacity with a record 1750 racers, sold out in 6 hours.

The crowd can expect a fantastic spectacle with a carnival atmosphere in the town centre. Competitors get to see Beverley’s most iconic landmarks and beauty spots as the race heads out of town via North Bar, navigates round The Westwood, before returning to the finish in Wednesday Market. The event is a boost for local businesses and trade as competitors are drawn in from a wide area. The event is always well supported by locals, especially down the finishing straight along Toll Gavel.  The proceedings start at 10:30 at Beverley Leisure Centre with the B&A Scaffolding Fun Run; there’ll be plenty to see and do for the whole family.

While Beverley Athletic Club endeavours to keep the disruption to a minimum, it is imperative some roads are closed for the safety of competitors, supporters, marshals and road users alike.  Beverley AC will be operating rolling road closures through the town centre from 11:00 until 13:00.  These areas particularly affected are:-

•       the Minster area
•       Keldgate
•       Wednesday Market
•       Admiral Walker Road
•       Lairgate
•       The Westwood

Last year's Beverley 10K was won by Kris Lecher from City of Hull AC in a time of 32:44 with Carla Stansfield from the same running club winning the ladies race in a time of 37:52 finishing 27th overall. The weather was a blessing and a curse at the same time for the runners, as one of the hottest days of the year was recorded. This year looks like it will be cooler.

Beverley AC would like to remind all entrants that the use of earphones is not permitted – a requirement of the UKA rules that govern the race.

Latest from News

Beverley’s newest bar and restaurant opened its doors

Beverley’s newest bar and restaurant opened its doors

FIREPIT Smokehouse & Sports Bar put on a stunning display for guests as they arrived to discover its cool, quirky Americana theme and see chefs create signature dishes from the Deep South-inspired...
JAIMIE KERR REMEMBERED AT BEVERLEY

JAIMIE KERR REMEMBERED AT BEVERLEY

Tony Coyle plans to saddle two horses in the second staging of a race run in memory of his partner, Jaimie Kerr, at Beverley on Monday evening (July 24). Jaimie, who was just 38 when she died two y...
Guide Dogs launches life changing new scheme in the East Riding

Guide Dogs launches life changing new scheme in the East Riding

On Friday 7th July Guide Dogs held the launch event for their new exciting East Riding My Guide Service. The Event brought together the Health Trust, Local Government Staff and representatives from...

Features

Todays Events

Sunday - 23rd

Cider Festival

Green Dragon, Saturday Market, Beverley

Morning Campers! The British Holiday Camp.

Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley

Beverley Polo Club Summer Tournament Day 2

Beverley Polo Club, Tickton
11:00am

Upcoming Events

Monday - 24th

Carnival Racenight

Beverley Racecourse
4:00pm

Tuesday - 25th

Andy Johnson Drama School

East Riding Theatre

Thursday - 27th

Afternoon racing at Beverley Racecourse

Beverley Racecourse
2:00pm

Saturday - 29th

10th Dove House 10k Midnight Walk

Starts Beverley Racecourse
11:00pm

Monday - 31st

Yorkshire Eve Celebration

East Riding Theatre
7:30pm