The Midlands 10K scene is clearly alive and kicking with numerous races taking place this weekend across the region. Nearly all of these events are sold out highlighting their runner-friendly appeal. Sunday 17 April looks set to be PB day for many taking part in the 10ks.
The Central Health Derby 10K is organised by Sporting Futures and has introduced three waves this year due to a record number of entries. The race finishes in the iconic iPro football stadium in Pride Park.
The Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10K is in its 20th year and has grown in popularity during that time. Organised by Run For All, a legacy set up by the late Jane Tomlinson, endurance athlete and fundraiser. This race is one of six Asda Foundation 10ks as part of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
The Grantham Cup 10K is a cross-country race that goes through the pleasant grounds of the Belton House Estate near Grantham, Lincolnshire. There is an unusual twist to this in that it forms part of the world-renowned, three-day Belton International Horse Trials. The Wright Hassall Leamington Regency 10K is another strong supporter of charities with British Blind Sport being the 2016 chosen recipient.
Spalding Triathlon Club is holding the Tulip 10K, a fast flat course with that all-important PB potential. Online entries closed for this charity road race but runners can enter on the day.
Finally, the Birmingham Zebra 10K and 5K fun run, a new event organised by Nice Work. The event takes place in the surroundings of Cannon Hill Park, the home of the regular Saturday parkrun.