Coalville 10K deserves its reputation as a challenging race and nearly 200 runners put that to the test on a two-lap, hilly course around Snibston Country Park in Leicestershire on Sunday (30 October). The field followed a multi-terrain route that some compared to cross-country complete with mud and hills.
The steep climbs did not stop James Douglas of Charnwood AC from stopping his watch on 35:38 ahead of Jonathan Scott, Bournville Harriers, second in 37:41, and James Rastall (38:21).
Andrea Robinett of PACTRAC won the women’s race in 46:19, receiving a bottle of Merlot for her efforts. Gaynor Halford was second in 46:40, beating Laura Wake of Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow AC by only five seconds into third place in 46:45.
There were prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd man and woman, first male senior and first lady senior plus vet categories and teams. Medals and goodies for all finishers.
It was the fifth year of this event, which is marketed at both novice and experienced runners wanting a tough race whilst fundraising for Coalville Rotary Club. Ideal for runners who enjoy a steep climb with a sprint finish at the end or those wanting a timed run.
This race is one of a large portfolio of events organised by Nice Work..