THE rejuvenation of the Barnsley 10K race stirred a lot of memories for local runners.

So we’ve dipped back into our archives room and found some pictures, taken by photographer Anton Want, from the 1991 edition of the race.

It took place on November 17 and was sponsored by Barnsley and Doncaster Training and Enterprise Council. In conjunction with Barnsley Council and Dorothy Hyman AC.

In the official programme, chairman of leisure and amenities council, Fred Clowery, wrote: “I am pleased to welcome so many competitors and visitors to Barnsley for eighth annual 10K.

“We are also pleased that the efforts of the council together with the Barnsley Dorothy Hyman AC have created what is probably the most prestigious 10K in the country.

“It is an accolade we hope you would agree for our years of effort and pioneering in road racing since the days of 1974 when the Barnsley Six was the first and biggest mass participation road race in the country.”

The races started on Peel Street with the finish line on Cheapside. It was (almost) two laps around a course which took in Dodworth Road, Broadway, Park Road and Wood Street before heading back into the town centre itself.

The first to cross the line was Westbury Harriers’ Simon Mugglestone, retaining his crown from the year before and upsetting four-time Great North Run winner Benson Masya.

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Do you see yourself or someone you know in the pictures?