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City of Hull has organised a road race named after North Ferriby every year since 1954. The event originated as a staggered start handicap along one of the clubs favourite training routes. The race was originally to be an open handicap, but only East Hull Harriers and Driffield Harriers were invited to participate. Thirty-three runner completed the first race, with first man home on handic was Ray Gray, East Hull Harriers whilst the fastest time (56.38) was recorded by Reg Darley, Hull Harriers who started off a scratch handicap.
In 1957, the Ferriby 10 became an open race and was won by Joe Lancaster of Manchester A.C., the world 20 mile champion, who crossed the line in 53.40. In 1960, Stan Sykes of Longwood Harriers lowered the fastest time for the Ferriby '10' to 51.02. In 1980, Brendan Foster was granted a late entry and went on to run 48.01, the fastest time recorded in the history of the event.
In the 1990s the construction of a new stretch of the busy A164 road to the Humber Bridge cut across the route and the race moved to a new course from Skidby. The race is now one of the most popular races in the area, a record of 753 finishers in 2015.
In 2020, Kris Lecher, City of Hull AC won the men's race in 50:42, whilst Georgina Weston, Rotherham Harriers & AC won the women's race in 1:02:03. The race was not held in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The present course records are held by Kris Lecher (50:42) & Jenny Blizzard (58.13).
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A £2 DISCOUNT FOR ENGLAND ATHLETICS AFFILIATED RUNNERS. YOU WILL SEE THIS ON THE ENTRY FORM.
FROM 2022 THERE IS A CUT-OFF TIME OF 2 HOURS 30 MINUTES TO ALLOW FOR ROADS TO BE REOPENED.
|Ferriby 10 Race Entry||£22.00|