Pete Shields Ilkley 10k 2024

This new 10k is a tribute and a memorial to our friend and fellow Harrier Pete Shields who died early in 2020. Pete was a gifted runner himself and an outstanding coach, who had guided runners from far and wide, also leading training sessions for athletes at club, national and international levels over many years. He was exceptional at getting the best out of all runners, but especially skillful in encouraging those young enthusiastic runners who are the lifeblood of the sport.

Event Details

Over this fast, flat, out-and-back two-lap course, it's a great opportunity to run a new PB or even set a course record as it is being run for the very first time. But the course's style, with minimal climbing, also means it is a good opportunity for those less experienced wanting to tackle a 10k for the first time to give it a go.

Profits from the race will be given to Marie Curie Cancer Care in appreciation of the help and care they gave to Pete and his family when he was very poorly.

Main information

Time: The race will start at 10:30am on Sunday 9th June 2024. Please arrive in good time to pick up your number from the race registration, which will open at 09:15 and close at 10:15.

Runners must be aged 15 or over.

Headphones: As this is a two-lap race, headphones or similar devices (unless medically prescribed) are not permitted.

Course: It's essentially flat throughout and with real PB potential. Two 5k laps and on fully closed roads throughout - course map here.

Location: The Race HQ will be at Ilkley Rugby Club, 2 Denton Road LS29 0AA. The race HQ is only a 10 minute walk from Ilkley Train & Bus stations. There is plenty of free parking at West Holmes Field LS29 0OA, to the west of Middleton Avenue, just a two-minute walk to the Rugby Club.

Entry fees: £18 affiliated / £20 non-affiliated in advance, £3 extra on the day.

Prizes: Respectful of Pete's legacy, our main focus will be on trophies and prizes for under-20s. But there will also be prizes for the first three men and women overall and vet cats from V40 up to V70.

Volunteering: If you are unable to run the race but would like to be involved feel free to sign-up as a Marshal or Volunteer. Link to follow but please message Neil in the meantime.

Still got a question? Please email the Race Organiser, Neil:

Photos: By entering this race you consent to images taken of you during the event being used for promoting future Pete Shields Ilkley 10k races.

Results: Will be available on RaceBest after the race.

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