We are pleased to announce the return of the Tad 10. After a 15 year break the Tad 10 is back on Sunday 18th September at 10.30am.
This year way may not be able to stick quite to the original route due to the bridge closure – but it’ll still be a fast and flat 10 mile route, with 90% of the course unchanged from the original route.
There will be no need to register on the day – all your timing tags, race numbers and race information will be mailed out to you prior to the event. Please allow plenty of time for parking + 10 minutes to get from the bag drop off area to get to the race start which is located on the East side of the bridge.
Parking is available in a number of areas around Tadcaster – please look out for the special race day signs directing you to race car parks. For Sat Nav use postcode LS24 9SB – this will take you to the centre of town – you should hopefully see signs for parking as you drive in. Please note there is no vehicular access from East to West of Tadcaster due to the current bridge closure, but there is a temporary footbridge that crosses the river, located behind the central bus station.
The 2016 race offers an extensive cash prize list;
- First male and female - £100
- Second male and female - £75
- Third male and female - £50
- First three vet male and female - £30/£20/£10
- First three club teams (three to count) - £45/£30/£15
Please note: one prize only per person in the individual competition.
There will also be a special race day medal and t-shirt for all finishers.
Event entry is £16 for UKA affiliated runners, £18 for non-affiliated runners. Please note that a small transaction fee will be added to the total value of your order to cover the cost of processing your debit or credit card.
There are also FREE places available if you can provide a volunteer for the race - please contact the race organiser for more info.
Entries Close midnight on Friday - but don't worry - we will have a limited number of race day entries available on Sunday morning. Register on the day before 10.00am.
History of the Tad 10
The Tadcaster 10 road race was established in 1983 by Tadcaster Methodist Church before Tadcaster Harriers had even been formed. The Harriers subsequently took it on and it was a fixture on the Summer calendar until the last race in 2002.
At the height of its popularity in the late 1980s it attracted nearly 1000 runners. The course record was set in the first race by Steve Anders of St Helens AC, at 48:07 and plenty of top class runners tried to better it, the closest being Colin Moore of Bingley in 48:37.
Veroniqe Marot, an international athlete who represented Leeds City AC set a mark of 58:37 in the very first race. This was subsequently demolished by Lynn Everington of Stretford AC who ran 56:02 in 1987, coming 31st out of 735 finishers.
The original route was one lap of Tadcaster, east toward York and then through the countryside, past Catterton, through Healaugh and Wighill, returning to Tadcaster and finishing very close to where the leisure centre stands. Although we have had to change it this year due to the bridge collapsing – we hope to restore it to the original route next year.
The current Chairman of the Tadcaster Harriers did all 20 of the original races – and he has already got his name down for this one...