There are less than two weeks to go until the annual Croydon 10K road race comes to town – one of the most popular road races held in the region.
This well-established race usually attracts fields of nearly 500 runners. Hosted by Croydon Harriers, it will be staged on Sunday October 8.
Previous winners of the race include two-time Olympian Lee Troop from Australia, Wales’s international 1,500m runner James Thie and Great Britain junior cross-country representative Peter Chambers, from the host club.
The race, over a measured course of a little more than six miles, starts at Lloyd Park Avenue before heading out to Sandilands and the surrounding area.
There is also a corporate team challenge with squads from Trinity School and Southwark Council already entered.
Prizes are on offer for all age groups from junior men and women (under-20s) to veterans aged 70-plus.
Runners of all abilities are always welcome to enter.
For budding young athletes there is a 3km fun run for nine-to-14-year-olds.
Feedback on the Runners World website about previous stagings of the Croydon 10K include: “Vibe is friendly and I think it is actually quite an attractive route.” “Very well-organised and marshalled and potentially a very quick course.” “Well-organised race good undulating course and marshalls were good at stopping the traffic for us! Would do it again!”
For entry and event details visit http://www.nice-work.org.uk/races/croydon-10k
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