14 Apr

One To Get Your Teeth Into?

Chew Valley 10k start

You may have taken a bite of the Big Apple or it is on the bucket list but you have not lived until you have got your teeth into a Chew Valley steak and eggs after one of Britain's most attractive 10k road races. The fifth edition of this ever popular event starts outside Bishop Sutton Village Hall at 9:30am on Sunday, 11 June 2017, and there is still time to grab a place.


The Chew Valley 10K is very much the real ale version of road racing with a bit of a lump just after halfway that involves an elevation increment of around 300 feet. Last year's winners were James Rodgers (North Somerset AC, 33:20) and Anna Godfrey (Reading AC, 42:36). The course record is held by Nathan Young (Wells City, 33:05).
Gastronomic delights in the area include Cheddar cheese, real ales, cider, cream teas and the grass fed, organic dry-aged steak from Chew Valley that finds its way onto the menus of some of the finest restaurants and the local pubs.
Entry costs £18.50 (£16.50 affiliated) and includes a technical T-shirt and medal plus, for the first time, a free photo download of every runner taking part. The race is chip-timed and licensed by UK Athletics, with live streaming of results and a video clip of every finisher. 
In addition to the 10k race, children aged 4-14 can run in the 1k Fun Run (with optional fancy dress) starting at 11.45am. Race HQ also offers home made cakes, bouncy castle, music and a BBQ to keep the family entertained. Proceeds from the day will be divided between Blood Bikes, Bishop Sutton Primary School Society and Chew Valley School Society.     
Denise Mellersh, race director said: “We are working really hard to encourage both regulars and newcomers to enter the 10k, now in its fifth year. There is loads of support available for all fitness levels, including group sessions if you don’t have anyone to train with.” 
Visit the Chew Valley 10k website for updates and to view the 2016 race video and follow the event on Facebook and Twitter @Chewvalley10k
Image of the 2016 Chew Valley 10k courtesy photo-fit.net