There is just ten days to go before the inaugural Potteries 10 Mile race on Sunday 19 February. The race will be in good company, joining the Potteries Marathon and the Potters ‘Arf Marathon to deliver a Stoke hat-trick of events.
Potteries 10 Miler To Make Its Debut
The latter two races are favourites within the Staffordshire heartland, attracting large numbers of entries and enthusiastic support from the local community. The newcomer is promoted as a useful indicator of early season fitness as well as forming part of spring marathon preparations, eg London Marathon.
Runners follow a double loop (two x five miles) course that starts and finishes at the Bet365 Stadium, the home of Stoke City FC. In addition to this is a half-mile fun run around the football stadium and Potters Bank. There are prizes for 1st/2nd/3rd male and female and age category winners with all finishers receiving a T-shirt and bespoke medal at the end.
The race is organised by Run Great Britain (RunGBR) who host a series of running events throughout Wales including the Flintshire 10K, Conwy Half Marathon and the Wrexham Marathon Festival.
They also hold a 3 Nations Championships where runners can participate in events wearing their country’s colours – England, Scotland and Wales. Any runners who do so will be upgraded to a larger, 3 Nations celebratory medal. Other nationalities can represent the ‘Rest of the World’ team.
You can enter online via the RunGBR website.
Photo courtesy of Run Great Britain.