26 Oct

Clock Up Some Fun This Weekend

Halloween Inflatable 5k Run

The clocks go back an hour on Sunday (29 October) so there is an extra hour in bed to recover from your weekend running challenge, whatever and wherever that may be.

Surely there can be no more appropriately named race than the Clock Change Challenge from Calne Leisure Centre on Sunday. Here you will find a flat, fast 10k that is part of the Wiltshire Road Race League and a supporting 5k road race and 1.5k fun run. Course records for the longer event are 30:27 by Patrick Martin (2014) and 37:15 by Amy Chalk (2011). 
 
There is no escaping the Halloween theme this weekend and the biggest event will be Human Race Events' Trick or Treat runs in spooky Southwark Park, London on Saturday, 28 October. 
Entry fees range from £6 for under-12s in the 2.5K Spooky Afternoon Family Run to £22 for the full blown 5K Evening Scare Run for everyone aged over 13 years.
 
Meanwhile, UK Running Events take the scare factor up a notch with their two day Zombie 5K Survival Run and Halloween Inflatable 5K Run in Newbury Showground at Thatcham, Berkshire over the weekend. In Saturday's Zombie Survival Run competitors will have three lives in the form of tags to protect from the 'zombies' while negotiating a thrilling series of inflatable obstacles. The 'zombies' have a day off on Sunday when there will be even more gigantic inflatable to boing, bounce, climb, crawl and slide on.
 
Looking further ahead to Tuesday (31 October) there is an opportunity to celebrate All Hallows' Evening at the Halloween 5K Nite Run in Thames Valley Park, Reading. The venue for Reading's parkrun will be transformed into a Halloween Pirates themed 5k course illuminated by glow sticks and moonlight for the 8:00pm start. Head torches are mandatory and entries are limited to 750 'freaks of nature' who will be rewarded with free hot drinks and pumpkin soup. 
 
Full details of all the weekend events are available in runABC South race listings brought to you in association with Sports Tours International 
 
Image courtesy UK Running Events