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2018 Sledmere Sunset Trail 10k - David Yeoman

15/06/2018

Beautiful race setting in Sledmere Park. Race, organised by Driffield Striders, sold out with maximum 400 - my number was 400 and I wondered if this was an omen as to my likely finishing place?

7.30pm start on good undulating course along grass tracks, chalk paths and forest areas through Sledmere Estate with one particularly scenic stretch along a deep chalk valley. Different views around every corner with a finish in front of Sledmere House, sun setting behind. Well organised, plenty of toilets and cheerful volunteers. Sticky ginger flapjack, fresh bananas, colourful medal and stitched boot bag for all finishers. This is possibly the most enjoyable 10k I have run and a must to enter again next year.

Did I finish 400th? I was 129th, 7th in my age group and with a time 9 minutes faster than Mulgrave Castle. Great way to start a weekend.