It’s Bank Holiday weekend (26-27 August) and there are plenty of races to look forward to even if the weather doesn’t play ball. Choose between road or multi-terrain, 5k or 5 miles, 10k or 10 miles.
Running A Single Or A Double
One event on Saturday features two distances, plus a Nordic Walking option. The Double or Quit 5 and 10 race starts at 5pm at Shipley Park in Derbyshire with a time limit of 2 hours 15 minutes. The route is scenic and multi-terrain and includes speed bumps and a narrow bridle gate before finishing on the field close to the start.
The remaining races take place on Sunday with two events on the road and the other two on multi-terrain. Moving onto tarmac, there is the fourth BADGERS Atherstone 10K in Warwickshire that passes through urban and rural areas including access to a private estate. Staying on the road, the Ellesmere 10K in Shropshire is a fast, mostly flat race with a few minor undulations and a humpback canal bridge.
Time to return to off-road at the Pershore Plum 10K – a multi-terrain race in Worcestershire that starts at 10am. The route starts from the Leisure Centre, through the town and heads out into the countryside before turning back towards the town centre and the finish in Abbey Park.
Another multi-terrain race is the Winchcombe Hill Climb 10K and 5K at Sudeley Castle in Cheltenham. The event is part of the popular Winchcombe Country Show and boasts stunning views of the Cotswolds from the top of Cleeve Hill and the site of a Neolithic long barrow.
For more information about these and other events, visit our race listings section.
Photo courtesy of Double or Quit Race