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Foston and Thornton Le Clay 10k Road Race

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Date and time

10:30 am

Event Enquiries

Tel.: 01653 619297

Event Location

Foston and Thorton Le Clay, Village Hall, Thornton Le Clay, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7TG

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Event Description

The race venue is Foston School Field in the village of Thornton Le Clay near York. We will hopefully have plenty of parking in a nearby field but if the weather is very wet there is limited parking in the surrounding village streets and lanes, please be considerate to local residents. Entrants wishing to eat at the White Swan after the race may use the pub car park. Please follow the signs directing you to the suitable parking areas and follow the instructions of the Marshals.

Male/Female toilets and changing facilities will be available at the Village hall but these are limited (no showers available). Baggage may be left at your own risk.

1K Race Start: 10:30 am at the Old Rectory entrance gate.

10K & 6K Race Start: 11.30 in the School field entrance.

Please be prompt and be ready at least 10 minutes prior to your race start

Kilometre markers will be displayed.

Drinks: Water will be available at approximately 5K and at the finish.

The 6k and 10k courses will run on public roads that will be open to traffic. Please obey the directions of the marshals. Starting at the School field you will be directed immediately right up High Street gently climbing for the first 1.5 K before a left turn junction where you gently descend with great views to York Minster. Turn left at a crossroads towards the village of Flaxton where upon sight of the Thompsons Arms you turn left again to return to Thornton-le-Clay. As you pass the 6K mark, the 6K runners will be directed to the finish line while 10k runners will continue down to the neighboring village of Foston. Take care with the right turn in Foston on to a farm lane where the route covers 3k on well made up tracks through Blue Coat Farm. You return to the road where you have a final push to the finish in the school field.

Safety: all runners must keep to the left at all times except where advised. Please note that there is a time limit of 1 hour 30 minutes to complete the course. After this time marshals and timekeepers will be withdrawn. The sweep vehicle will be available to collect anyone who wishes to withdraw. If you decide to continue it will be at your own risk. Race Organisers will be unable to accept responsibility for your safety and your time will not be recorded. Please do not stop in Blue Coat Farm drive or yard as these are private premises and abuse may jeopardise the running of future events.

The finish: will be off the road in the school field. Please remain in your finishing order and proceed along the finish funnel to ensure that you are recorded in the correct position. Every finisher will receive a race memento providing that you are in possession of your official race number.

Prize giving: will take place in the village hall as soon after the race as possible.

Local Prize Winners: The 1st local man and woman (resident within 3 miles radius of the race start) with specific trophies kindly donated by The Sydney Smith Association. The Association exists to preserve his works and memory of the Revd. Sydney Smith, Rector of Foston and Thornton le Clay from 1806 to 1829 and later rose to Canon of St Paul's Cathedral London. Sydney Smith was an accomplished writer, foremost wit of his time, co-founder of the Edinburgh Review, clerical rebel and leading advocate for Catholic emancipation. Read more about the Revd. Sydney Smith online at

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Event Terms

Please enter me for the above event. I accept that the organiser will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, cost or expenses which may arise in the consequence of my participation in or attendance to this event. I declare that I will not attend unless I am in good health on the day of the event and accept that I attend at my own risk. In the unlikely event of abandonment or cancellation, all or part of my entry fee may be retained for the management and administration of the event. No refunds or transfers allowed under any circumstances.

Further information from the Organiser

You should collect your race pack/number/item at the venue on the day of the event. Please arrive in good time.

Event Organiser

Name: Susie Jones

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Foston and Thornton Le Clay 10k Road Race

Foston and Thorton Le Clay, Village Hall, Thornton Le Clay, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7TG

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