Entries have now opened for the 2013 renewal of the Bradley Stoke 10k Run, to be held on Sunday 9th June as part of the town’s Community Festival.
Organised by local ladies-only running club Sole Sisters, the race starts and finishes at the Jubilee Centre in Savages Wood Road. where there will also be free car parking, showers, toilets and refreshments for runners and spectators
The race route [map] takes in much of the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve as well as stretches along Brook Way and Bradley Stoke Way.
Last year’s winner was Matt Hooper of Bitton Road Runners, who completed the course in a time of 34:37, with Bristol & West AC’s Jenny Jagger the first woman home in 37:42.
The entry limit for this year’s race remains at 500. Entry fees are unchanged from 2012 at £13 (affiliated)/£15 (unaffiliated).
As in previous years, the race will use ‘chip’ timing and all finishers will receive a technical t-shirt.
There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male/female and 1st Bradley Stoke resident.
Sole Sisters have chosen Penny Brohn Cancer Care as the race charity.
More information and related links:
Anyone looking for some race practice prior to the Bradley Stoke event might like to try the Frenchay 10k on Sunday 14th April or the Bristol 10k on Sunday 5th May.
There’s also the FREE weekly 5k Parkrun that takes place at 9am every Saturday morning in Little Stoke Park.
More warm-up suggestions are listed on The Journal’s dedicated Bradley Stoke 10k Run page.
Could you be a volunteer marshal?
With between 70 to 80 marshals required to ensure the event is a safe one, the club is appealing for volunteers who can spare a couple of hours on the day of the race.
Marshals need to be over the age of 16 and will be fully briefed before the start of the race.
To ensure the safety of all runners, typical marshalling duties would require you to:
- Stay at a fixed point and as runners approach make it clear where they need to go, by holding out an arm and pointing the way
- Wear a yellow bib marked with the word ‘Marshal’, so runners and car drivers can easily see you
- Stop the traffic on some positions
- Notify the Lead Marshal if a runner requires first aid
- Keep the course clear and safe as runners approach
- Clap, Cheer and shout “well done” to encourage runners
Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to contact Sole Sisters through their website.
Photos: Matt Hooper and Jenny Jagger, winners of the 2012 Bradley Stoke 10k Run.
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