Elite GB and international athlete Jenny Meadows will make her road race debut at the Worcester City 10K on Sunday 18 September. The European and World Championships medal winner had a stellar career as an elite track athlete, specialising in the 800 metres.
Elite Athletics Star Aims To Wow At Worcester
She competed at top-flight level for 15 years, becoming one of the leading female athletes in the UK. During this time, she won numerous medals including bronze at the 2009 World Championships and gold at the 2011 European Indoor Championships. Unfortunately, a series of injuries affected her career at its crucial moments although she fought back from those to achieve a string of successes.
She announced her retirement from international athletics in July ahead of the Rio Olympics. Her involvement in sport continues with a transition to road racing and her first 10K.
Meadows will join thousands of runners of varying ages and abilities at the Worcester City 10K. The race is organised by Events of the North, started up by Steve Cram and in conjunction with Worcester City Council.
The race is in its third year and during this period has attracted high-profile female athletes including Jo Pavey in 2015 and prior to that, Paula Ratcliffe in 2014. Meadows will be looking to make a strong impression on the day while encouraging others to participate.
She said: “I’ve heard great things about the event from Steve, so I am really looking forward to being one of the many thousands lining up in September.”
Entries open for the Worcester City 10K, Young Athletes Run and Run Bike Run. For more details, visit the event website.
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