Rising young star Jenny Nesbitt will be competing in the Worcester City 10K on Sunday 17 September and has six tips for anyone taking part.
The Worcester AC athlete and GB International has fond memories of the race, having won the inaugural event in 2014 with a time of 34:21. She saw off stiff competition from Paula Radcliffe who took third place behind Bournille Harriers Nicola Sykes. Jenny cited the crowd support and atmosphere as being instrumental in her victory.
She also competed in the European U23 Athletics Championships in Poland on 14 July and came second in the 10,000m. She went one better at the World University Games in Taipei last month with a win at the 10,000m in 34:01.34.
While Jenny will be gunning for a win in Semptember, she aims to enjoy the event too. Her tips for others taking part include arriving at the start line in plenty of time, having a plan and sticking to it and, most importantly, smiling and relishing the experience. In her words: “There is something very special about racing when the roads are closed and the crowds are five or six people deep. The course is fast and flat and takes in the best bits of Worcester.”
The 10k is held in conjunction with the Worcester City Half Marathon and a Young Athletes Run for children aged 7 to 15.
There are still places available for the Worcester City 10K, Half Marathon and Young Athletes Run. For more information, visit the event website.