This Sunday will see the 19th staging of the new-look City of Lincoln 10K, which is being organised for the first time by the team behind the Jane Tomlinson Run For All series. The race has added significance as 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta by King John and Lincoln boasts one of only four copies of the original 1215 text.
The route will take in some of Lincoln’s historic landmarks, including the cathedral and the city’s Roman Walls. In addition to the 10K, the weekend of festivities will also include the Arena Group City of Lincoln Mini and Junior Runs on Saturday 21 March, where youngsters aged between 9 and 14 will be encouraged to pull on their trainers to take part.
One confirmed participant is Gladys Tingle, who will celebrate her 84th birthday by tackling the 10k. She is part of the start group that will get the run underway; she then plans to power walk her way around the course to raise money for Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance. Gladys has a wealth of fundraising experience behind her: since turning 70, she has completed two London Marathons and more than 10 Great North Runs, raising a total of over £12,000 for the air ambulance service.
Julie Ward, of the Asda Foundation, which supports Run For All’s 10K series, said: “The 10ks in Leeds, York, Burnley and Hull are very successful events that bring a lot of enjoyment and raise much-needed funds for charity. Lincoln is a great addition to the series and we are delighted to be involved.”
Entries for the event are still open; further registration details can be found at the Run For All website.