Local runners, joggers and walkers are being encouraged to get their entries in for the 2012 renewal of the Bradley Stoke 10k Run, to be held on Sunday 3rd June as part of the town’s Community Festival.
Organising club Sole Sisters report that entries for the popular race have now passed the 300 mark, leaving fewer than 200 places available to be filled before the runners cross the start line.
Advance entry, available online or by post, costs £13 (affiliated)/£15 (unaffiliated). Entrants must be aged 16 or over on the day of the race and all finishers will receive a technical t-shirt and goody bag.
Race entries will also be taken at the Community Fair on Saturday 2nd June and on the day of the race, both subject to the entry limit of 500 not being reached.
Penny Greenwood, Race Secretary, reports that around 50% of the entries received so far are from local residents. Age is no barrier to participation and the oldest entrant (so far) is a man who will celebrate his 75th birthday on the day of the race.
The nominated charity for this year’s race is the new Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Therapy Centre that opened earlier this year in Bradley Stoke.
The “multi-terrain” race starts and finishes at the Jubilee Centre in Savages Wood Road, passing along a number of tracks through the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve as it visits the southern and central parts of Bradley Stoke.
The detailed race route together with recommended viewing points for spectators can be viewed on The Journal’s interactive map of the Bradley Stoke 10k, which has been viewed over 21,000 times since we produced it for the 2009 race.
As in previous years, The Journal plans to produce a comprehensive photographic record of the 2012 race. Any budding photographers who would be willing to take shots for us around the course on 3rd June are invited to get in touch ASAP.
Because this year’s race has been brought forward to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee weekend, which leads into the half-term school holiday week, Sole Sisters say they have been presented with “challenges” relating to the availability of club members and the engagement of marshals and volunteers. Offers of help from individuals and organisations would be greatly appreciated, they add.
Related link: Bradley Stoke Festival 2012 (The Journal)
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