Wilne 10K continues to ride the crest of a wave of popularity, with entries selling out in record time this year.
This fast road race is a PB delight for both recreational and elite runners looking to improve their times and performances. It takes place this Sunday (4 September) on a flat, traffic-free route around Church Wilne in Derby and is considered the flattest race of its kind in the UK. This also makes it an ideal first race for newcomers.
Sponsored by Western Power Distribution and with Derbyshire Mind as the official charity, this event is in its sixth year and goes from strength to strength. It features a new Race Village with a range of attractions including a pre and post-race massage, refreshments, extensive prize list and goodies for all finishers.
Another boost to the race’s reputation is its inclusion in the inaugural Brooks Midland Road Running League that replaces the Midland 10K Championships. This is in addition to its current role as host for the Midland Masters AC 10K Championship and the Derbyshire Athletics 10K Championship. The Wilne 10K is also part of the RunDerby race series.
A top class field of elite runners will be competing for prizes. The men’s field includes last year’s winner Ryan McLeod of Tipton Harriers, Josh Bull of Derby AC and Darren Deed of Bedford & County AC.
The women’s field is as impressive with the 2015 winner Jenny Blizard of Rotherham Harriers and AC looking to defend her title. She faces stiff competition from London 2012 Olympian Sophie Cowper of Lincoln Wellington AC: and from Julia Davis of Winchester & District AC and Bryony Proctor of Aldershot Farnham & District AC.
For more information, visit the Wilne 10K
Photo courtesy of Wilne 10K.