10 Apr

150 Runs Not Out For MCC Promotions

Coventry 10k action

Popular Wandsworth-based race organiser MCC Promotions, will launch its 12-race 2017 10K series at Rye Park in Peckham on Saturday 6 May.

MCC Promotions, not to be confused with the Marylebone Cricket Club that was founded in 1787, does at least share that august body's values of competition and fair play. Mark Caswell, managing director of MCC Promotions for nearly 30 years, played professional cricket and semi-professional football and now hosts an attractive 10k race series at iconic venues from Sandown, Isle of Wight to Sheffield, Yorkshire.
MCC Promotions has promoted sports as diverse as boxing, netball and body building and Mark Caswell (MCC) has run London's oldest five-a-side football league for over 25 years. Running events now account for 80% of MCC Promotion's portfolio and they have organised more than 150 races since 2007. 
The current popularity of the 10k is personally endorsed by Mark, a great believer in the fitness benefits and inclusive nature of this most accessible and achievable distance: “Running for at least 30 minutes and up to an hour or thereabouts is known to aid the health, fitness and welfare of most people”, said Mark. “We provide well organised races in beautiful locations at a sensible price and welcome runners of all abilities”.
The nationwide 10k series is a rolling programme of events, some with a 10 year history and others at brand new locations to expand and refresh the offer. The current list of events, all of which can be entered for around £15 and feature race T-shirts and bespoke medals, is:
  • 6 May – Peckham, Rye Park
  • 14 May – Northampton, Pitsford Water
  • 23 July – Gunnersbury Park, London
  • 30 July – Bishops Park, Fulham
  • 9 September – Wimbledon Common
  • 1 October – Sandown and Shanklin, Isle of Wight
  • 15 October – Worthing Seafront
  • 22 October – Sheffield City, Rother Valley Country Park
  • 29 October – Thurrock, Coastal Wall, Rainham Marshes
  • 19 November – Coventry, War Memorial Park
  • 26 November – Southampton Common
  • 3 December – Wallington, Beddington Park
Full details are at the MCC Promotions website.
Image of Coventry 10k courtesy MCC Promotions