Double European Championships bronze medal winner and London Olympian, Perri Shakes-Drayton, will be the official race starter at the 16th Vitality British 10k in London on Sunday, 10 July. There are a maximum of 15,000 places available in this iconic summer race but potential entrants must act now if they want to be on the start line on Piccadilly near Hyde Park Corner.
Shakes-Drayton, who has represented GB at 400m and 400m hurdles since 2006, hit her peak in the Barcelona European Championships in 2010. Her 400m hurdles bronze (54.18) was her personal best - since improved to 53.67 at the 2013 Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games - while her other bronze medal came when she anchored GB in the 4x400m relay (49.60).
Speaking of her role, Perri said: “As a Londoner, I’m always honoured to be involved in events that take in everything that is great about our capital city!”
Neville Koopowitz, Vitality CEO, added: “We are delighted that Perri has agreed to start the Vitality British 10K London Run. She will not only help raise the profile of this iconic London race, but her presence will also provide a fantastic memory for all our runners on the day.”
The fantastic new course will take runners past many famous London landmarks such as the London Eye, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament and now includes a scenic section along the Embankment and a loop on Westminster Bridge.
For 2016, all finishers will receive a free technical T-shirt from race partner Brooks; a quality medal; goody bag and the opportunity for a post-race massage on race day. So what are you waiting for? Grab your mates and make a date to #RUNTHECAPITAL at the Vitality British 10K