14 Jan

This Mayor can!

Great Bristol 10K start 2019

Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10K returns on Sunday, 3 May 2020 to the beautiful maritime city and county that straddles the River Avon in the South West of England and you can be part of this great event for just £31...

Last year, nearly 13,000 runners of all abilities contested Great Bristol 10K and witnessed a course record of 29:35 by Chris Thompson (Aldershot, Farnham & District) with Exmouth Harriers' Tom Merson (29:52) also under 30 minutes.
 
Kate Reed, of Bristol and West AC, took the women's race in a swift 33:11 from Annabel Gummow (Winchester & District, 34:16). Among the women's field was the honorary starter, Lord Mayor of Bristol Councillor Cleo Lake, who completed her first ever 10K in 1:34:13.
 
Councillor Lake, who was raising funds for the National Caribbean Monument Charity, said: “Many congratulations and respect for everyone who took part today. This was my first 10K and I'm so proud to have taken part with so many other inspiring individuals. I was inspired by the likes of movements in the city such as Bristol Girls Can and This Mum Runs, so much so that I wanted to improve my own lifestyle by training for this event. Events like this bring people from all backgrounds and communities to participate, support and achieve together.”
 
Bristol 10K has a long-standing history since 1989 and joined the Great Run series in 2016. Great Run also hosts the Great Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday, 27 September 2020. Great Run Company ran off with Let's Do This and Runners World Challenge Awards 2019 as best race organiser and Great Bristol 10K and Great Bristol Half Marathon both placed in the top ten events. 
 
All competitors in Great Bristol 10K benefit from a scenic closed-roads course; exclusive medal and T-shirt; free training and advice; chip timing and a goody-filled finisher's pack.
 
All this is yours for the reasonable fee of £31 and there is Great Bristol Family Run of one mile for children aged 3 years and above for just £8 per entry. They say when you think the police are looking younger you are getting older but apparently the 'officer' pictured below was one of the family run participants last year and not responsible for the traffic management! 
 
Visit Simplyhealth Great Bristol Run 10K website here for entry details.
 
Images courtesy Great Run
 
Great Bristol Family Run 2019