On your marks for Croydon’s biggest annual road race

Last year’s start to the Croydon 10K, one of the best-rated road races in the region. You can be in the field next month

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’s still time to get ready for this year’s Croydon 10K

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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