The DB10K is now firmly established on the annual sporting calendar as an event that people return to each year and this year was no exception. The event now in its 12th year, saw nearly 500 runners taking part, proving to still be one of the most popular runs in Northumberland. Alnwick Harrier, David Hindmarsh, acted as Race Director and local councillor, Scott Dickinson, took time out from his constituency work to start the run and present medals to the winners. The amount raised will support the delivery of 320 hours or Hospice at Home care and support.
Emma Arthur, HospiceCare Fundraiser said “This is an absolute gem of a route, starting and finishing in the Druridge Bay Country Park and suitable for competitive runners, gentle joggers and fancy dress. The route is an outstandingly beautiful, multi-terrain race with a fantastic atmosphere. Whilst HospiceCare has been one of the beneficiaries of the DB10K over the last few years, this was the first year we had organised it as the new custodians of the race, which we consider to be an honour and a privilege. It was a glorious day which saw the runners’ families and friends come out to support them and enjoy the atmosphere at the finish.
Runners came from clubs as far away as Leeds and Yorkshire, with our Local Ladies Alnwick Harriers, winning first place for the ladies team trophy. Well done to our winner this year Jordan Scott from Morpeth Harriers, with a time of 00:34:09, beating last year’s winning time by 10 seconds. Our first lady back over the finish was Lisa Harpin from Heaton Harriers, with a time of 00:44:47, again beating last year’s winning time which was 0:45:58. Lisa beat her own time from last year also by 3 minutes 20 seconds- well done Lisa! Even in the heat we had on Sunday we have received word that Personal Bests have been achieved- Well done to you all. “
“I am so grateful for an amazing experience at Druridge Bay 10k charity run, wonderful organisation, beautiful weather, stunning scenery and such lovely medals. I couldn't have found a better event to do my 1st 10k race, shame to have to wait a year to do it all again. Thank you so much to all the organisers and stewards.” DB10K runner 2018
HospiceCare wanted to give special mention to the many local business who sponsored the event: Northern Runner, CBS World, Collingwood Marquees, Howdens Alnwick, Amble Dentist, Specsavers Alnwick, Tesco Amble, Co-op Hadston and Hadston House. Not forgetting our huge thanks to our volunteer Marshals, DJ Jack Carrigan, Photographers- Robert Wilson and Judith Hardisty, Druridge Bay Country Park and of course the massage therapists from Eclipse Training, who worked tirelessly throughout the day offering runners pre and post run massage treatment.