Published on August 7th, 2019 | by Sam Rose
Post Office Shop Completes the York 10k Run
The team at Post Office Shop completed the York 10k Run last weekend whilst raising money towards the Reuben’s Retreat charity.
During a hot summer’s day on Sunday 4th August 2019, five members from the Post Office Shop team put themselves through their paces in a bid to complete the York 10k Run.
The event was a huge success for the team, who all managed to complete the race in amongst scorching weather conditions and picturesque scenery whilst also managing to raise funds toward the worthy efforts of the Reuben’s Retreat charity.
Despite the early start and the challenging route ahead of them, each member of the team made it across the line at Knavesmire Road, while being greeted with cheers and whistles of support after managing to conquer this fantastic yearly charity event.
The Asda Foundation York 10k Course
Organised by the Asda Foundation, the York 10k Run takes participants across the beautiful and idyllic city of York in Yorkshire, giving runners the chance to race through ancient city ruins and the opportunity to admire York’s beautiful countryside and several of its iconic landmarks.
Whilst the course is flat, the team still had to keep their wits about them as they embarked on a lengthy 10km run – here is a quick overview of the course they battled through:
0km – 1km
The race began with a fast start from Knavesmire Road before the team had to head along Compleshon Road before then turning north up towards Bishopthorpe Road.
1km – 2km
Next, the team had to head toward the city centre, before then diving towards some quieter residential streets close to the river.
2km – 3km
Once the team completed a short period of running alongside the river and underneath the city walls, the course then took them along Nunnery Lane.
3km – 4km
Heading back through the city walls and towards the stunning Micklegate Bar, the team then were taken on a route which crossed the river on Bridge Street before then turning towards the Minster on Spurriergate.
4km – 5km
The mid-way point of the race saw the team being cheered on for motivation as they ran through St Helen’s Square before pacing towards Duncombe Place and Minister Yard in front of the impressive York Minster.
5km – 6km
The route then took the team on a trip through the market on Parliament Street before winding past Clifford’s Tower. At this point, the team dropped towards the waterfront at King’s Staith.
6km – 7km
The team were given the opportunity to refocus and concentrate as they embarked through a quiet and tranquil section of the course by the riverside before making a final push towards a tense finish.
7km – 8km
Still pushing on through the riverfront, the team then crossed the river to reach the second of the drinks stations before having to rejoin Bishopthorpe Road.
8km – 9km
A spot of history greeted the team during the final few kilometers, as they turned towards the outside of the old Terry’s Factory before making tracks back along Campleshon Road.
9km – 10km
With the end of the race firmly in sight, the team made one final sprint past York Racecourse’s stands, before reaching the last stretch and the eventual finish line back on Knavesmire Road.
Running the York 10k Run for Reuben’s Retreat
Amongst the sweat, exhaustion and the personal pride of those who took part in this year’s York 10k from the Post Office Shop team, the biggest achievement comes from being able to raise sponsorship money towards the Reuben’s Retreat charity.
Reuben Michael Graham tragically passed away in August 2012 whilst aged just 23 months which lead to the formation of Reuben’s Retreat, a charity which specialise in providing a home-from-home for families bereaved of a child.
They provide day-to-day support for both children with life limiting conditions, while also providing assistance and further help for their parents and siblings through therapeutic activities, drop ins, peer support groups and counselling.
The Post Office Shop team are proud to have participated the York 10k Run and to have been able to help to spread the message and raise funding towards this very worthwhile cause in the process.
To learn more about how you can pledge money monthly or donate instantly to the dedicated and tireless work being put in by the Reuben’s Retreat charity, please visit http://localgiving.org/donation/reubensretreat or click over to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1006750