This year's Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10K is offering an opportunity for veteran club runners to do their bit for Queen and country. And that opportunity is to achieve a top three finish and run for England at a high profile race.
The top three men and women in age categories V35 upwards will be offered this rare honour and a specially designed England Masters vest denoting their elevated status. They will wear their colours at the England Age Group Masters representative race as part of the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run on Sunday 6 May. Furthermore, they will get to line up at the front of the starting pen and just behind the elite racers. An opposition team will be confirmed nearer to the time.
England Athletics (EA) have designated the Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10K a qualifying race along with the Trafford 10K and Chichester Priory 10K. To be considered for selection, runners need to be a member of an EA affiliated club, hold a competition license, pre-register their interest before the qualifying race and have achieved a qualifying standard in the race or within the last 12 months.
This race is organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All and its Head of Events, Tristan Batley-Kyle is delighted about this latest news, saying: “It is great that the City of Lincoln 10K has been chosen to be part of this prestigious Masters competition. The superb course should lend itself to some very fast qualifying times.”
Photo courtesy of Cerebral Palsy Sport.