Askern 10k set for big turnout

Wednesday will see the 30th running of the hugely popular Askern 10k race.

Thursday, 12th May 2016, 9:31 am
Updated Thursday, 12th May 2016, 10:35 am

But there will no option for entries on the night, say organisers Askern & District Running Club.

“We were engulfed with late entries on the night last year and the numbers overwhelmed us,” said spokesman Mick Collingwood.

“We set a limit of 700 entries this year because we felt that the course doesn’t lend itself to any more than that.

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“Not only are we full up but we’ve had to turn people away.”

He added: “Looking at the top end of the field no-one sticks out and I’m expecting it to be an open race.

“We have got several former winners running but they are from a few years back, including Dave Tune, and I can’t see any of them contesting the honours in the main race.”