19 Aug

Runners Invited To Have A Blast

Runners Heading Off At The Bassingham Bash 5 Miler

The Midlands have had a successful Olympics with several athletes achieving medal success. Whilst the Games finish this weekend, the action continues across the region.

It is another ‘Super Saturday’ (20 August) with two short distance races to choose between. There is the Color Run – Birmingham, a fun-packed 5K with a festival atmosphere that is open to everyone, from individuals through to families, groups of friends to corporate teams. All are invited to participate in a mass ‘colouring in’ event that starts from the NEC Arena. 
The other is the Bassingham Bash, a 5-mile road race around a flat, rural course in Lincolnshire. This is the twelfth year for this event, organised by Witham Runners with UKRunChat as one of the headline sponsors. 
There are four events on Sunday (21 August) starting with the DirtRun Croome Landscape Lap. One of several multi-terrain races hosted by Pulse Pursuits, set in the attractive surroundings of Croome Court and Landscape Park, Worcester. Runners follow a 10k route through this National Trust property, known for its landscape gardens designed by Capability Brown. 
The second race is the Burton 10K, a road race on an undulating course around Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. It is organised by Hatton Darts Running Club.
Third up is the SUBWAY Helping Hearts Family 5K at Perry Park, Birmingham. A joint initiative between Heart Research UK and the SUBWAY sandwich chain to promote healthy lifestyles in the UK.
Finally, for those inspired by the Brownlee Brothers triathlon victories, there is a good introduction to the sport at the Erewash Triathlon in Long Eaton, Nottingham. This tri is a flat, sprint event with a pool swim and two entry options – individual and relay. 
For more information about these events, visit our race listings section. 
Photo courtesy of Witham Runners