Red-faced runners laugh at 10K t-shirt cock-up

Red-faced runners laugh at 10K t-shirt cock-up

RUNNERS in last Sunday’s Dewsbury 10k race were left a little red-faced after finishing the race – and it wasn’t from the exertion.

Race organisers made a bit of a cock-up of the design emblazoned on the front of the blue shirts, with participants noticing that the striking outline looked particularly phallic.

In what was supposed to be an outline of the Dewsbury Town Hall building, the design looked more akin to the shape of a man’s sex organs.

Runners were handed the t-shirt after the race from Dewsbury, through the town centre towards Batley and Birstall and then back to the ring road.

And it didn’t take long before people took to social media to highlight the unfortunate design.

Tim Baxter wrote: “Enjoyed the #Dewsbury10K this morning and smashed my PB. Liked the penis t-shirt too!”

Anthea Bitcon added: “This made me giggle – and I ran 9 miles home in mine – good job the fashion police weren’t out! #Dewsbury10K loved it!”

Paul Dalton posted: “Anyone else spotting an ill-advised design on the front of the commemorative #Dewsbury10K t-shirt then? No? Just me then.”

Despite the comical blunder race director Bernard Disken managed to see the funny side.

He said: “The t-shirt has certainly attracted a lot of attention. We are always keen to raise the profile of the race, but some runners are getting a bit over excited.”

More than 1,000 people took part in the race on Sunday, with Mohammed Abu-Rezeq winning the men’s race in under half an hour, and Charlene Thomas winning the women’s in just over 30 minutes.

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