The Maidenhead Easter 10 Mile road race will celebrate its 60th anniversary on Good Friday (29 March) next year. The inaugural event was first staged in 1953 by Maidenhead AC and organisers believe it could be the oldest road race in the UK.
The 1953 race had 98 finishers and a winning time of 54:19, 2012 saw over 1000 finishers with a winning time of 49:50. That time was recorded by Anuradha Cooray of Vale of Aylesbury who also competed for Sri Lanka in the Olympic marathon in London this year. The race has taken place over a number of courses as the town has expanded and competitors now enjoy a fast, flat semi-rural route which gives participants a great chance of achieving a fast time and a personal best.
There is a maximum entry of 1300 runners (age 16 and upwards) for the event with prizes for the winners and age categories from 16 to 70+. Race entry is £16 (affiliated) and £18 (unaffiliated) and all finishers will receive a souvenir 60th race medal and souvenir.
For more details visit the Maidenhead AC website.