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Now in its Eighteenth year the Wetherby 10k returned again to the Racecourse on a sunny, Autumnal Sunday afternoon, it also doubles as the final race in the club’s Summer championship. Eccleshill’s members very last chance to earn valuable points on the table and maybe even decide the final positions! Since its inception the race has become a firm favourite with runners from around the region and beyond. The date of the race suits those training for The Yorkshire Marathon in October, as Eccleshill’s only entrant Gemma Illingworth is, or with an Autumn half in mind as it offers a fast course as a tapering run in the weeks before the big day.  Whatever your ability there is a warm welcome from the organisers at Wetherby Runners AC.  It is enjoyed equally by Club Runners & Social Runners alike and it gives runners the chance to run in one of the faster and friendliest 10k’s in the country. Fantastic support along the route gives participants the boost they need! It’s an anticlockwise loop starting outside the racecourse and running North towards Ingmanthorpe where it turns West and crosses the A1M and heads out to Kirk Deighton. From there it’s a South Easterly route to cross the A1M again onto York Road before looping back to the finish line. Runners can then celebrate ‘A Cracking little Yorkshire run’ with a commemorative mug – awarded to all finishers and Yorkshire tea bags to make a brew in it! Gemma stormed home in a personal best time of 49:36 and bagging herself a cash prize for being first in her age category! Well done Gemma and best of luck for the marathon!