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10k Runners Get Attacked By Hornets

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What would make you run faster in a race? Hornets you ask? Well if you plan on running any road races in North Yorkshire watch out for them. This attack all took place on the Spofforth 10k trail race.

According to the BBC, a swarm of hornets attacked runners after they disturbed a nest during a race on Monday (8/26). Several runners were treated by paramedics, and some were rushed to local hospitals.

A Yorkshire Air Ambulance spokeswoman said: “Someone disturbed a nest of hornets and we took one person who was having a bad reaction to hospital.” Four ambulances and two rapid response vehicles were also sent to the race site. Runner Richard Hamer’s report of the race on the Otley Athletic Club website said: “The fun and games started around the 4km mark when a swarm of hornets went on the attack.”

As you can imagine, a lot of the finishing times are probably very inaccurate due to the hornets. Runners stopped to help those that had been stung, and others stopped because the hornets were attacking them!

Let’s hope nothing like this ever happens at the Boilermaker.

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