Croydon’s on its marks for 10km road race on Oct 9

And they're off: this year's Croydon 10km road race is on October 9

And they’re off: this year’s Croydon 10km road race is on October 9

The annual Lexus Croydon 10km – one of the most popular road races held in the area – takes place a week on Sunday, October 9, when a field of 500 runners is expected on the start line.

The road race, organised by Croydon Harriers, often attracts some of the best athletes in the region and starts at Lloyd Park Avenue before heading out to Sandilands and the surrounding area.

Previous winners of the race include two-time Olympian Lee Troop, world indoor finalist James Thie and Great Britain cross-country junior international Peter Chambers.

Runners of all abilities are always welcome to enter. For many runners, this is often their first event.

For youngsters aged 9- to 14-year-old, there is a 3km fun run.

For entry and race details, click here.

Croydon Harriers’ autumn race season is well underway, and will see some of them in action in Lloyd Park this Saturday, October 1, in the East Surrey Cross-country League (2.30pm start for young athletes, 3pm for adults).

The tough, rolling course in Lloyd Park will also be staging the annual Surrey County Championships throughout the day on January 7.

Other key events:

Feb 11: Surrey men’s cross-country league, racing from 2pm

Mar 4: Croydon Harriers club cross-country championships and Mini-Marathon trials, racing from 2.30pm

Croydon Harriers hold training sessions for all abilities at Croydon Arena every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.45pm. New members are always welcome.

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