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Eccleshill’s Dan Kirkham chose this Friday evening race to kick off his weekend! Formerly known as the East Leeds 10k the race is now the St Aidan’s 10k. Held on the evening of the first Friday in July this popular 10k trail race is a perfect introduction to off road running and an ideal race to test your speed. The race is a fast and flat(ish) trail race along public footpaths and bridleways in and around the idyllic setting that is St Aidan’s Country Park in the East of Leeds. Starting by St Aidan’s RSPB Visitor centre (alongside the largest preserved walking dragline excavator in Western Europe, known as “Oddball”) the route crosses and follows the River Aire to Lemonroyd Marina, before circling the Country Park back to the beginning. It’s an ideal place when not running for people to stop for a drink, bring along a picnic and get the weekend started in this idyllic setting on a summer’s evening! Hosted by the race timing company Evensplits, a minimum donation of £500, or 30% of net profits from this race is donated to the RSPB – whichever sum is greater. RSPB is a registered charity in England and Wales. Dan whizzed round this one in 54:57, brilliant running Dan, well done!