Silverstone 10K (Northamptonshire, May 8)
Chasing the Grand Prix, May 8
Has your schedule hit skid row? Is your training more turgid than turbo-charged? Why not rev up your running by registering for the Silverstone 10K on May 8?
Whizzing round two laps of the home of British motor racing are a wizard way to pass a spring evening, and while Murray Walker may not be on hand to cheer you round the chicanes, beginners could hardly hope for a flatter track, and for F1 fans the atmosphere alone should get you back in top gear.
ASICS Cure Leukaemia Run 10K (West Midlands, May 13)
You're sure to be bowled over by Birmingham’s third Cure Leukaemia Run – England and Warwickshire cricketer Ashley Giles will be there. And you might spy 400m hero Iwan Thomas, too. But there are lots of other reasons to sign up for this terrific 10K, now in its third year.
The out-and-back road route winds through the city’s beautiful Sutton Park, and although there are a few cheeky hills around the 8–9K mark, it’s generally fast, flat and beginner-friendly. There’s also a 5K and a 1K for under-8s; medals, T-shirts and chocolate; and the chance to boost the total of £30,000 raised so far for a new Leukaemia Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Sleaford 10K (Lincolnshire, May 20)
Say Sleaford to seasoned road racers and they will instantly think "Half-marathon, February". But now they’ve got a new reason to leg it to Lincolnshire later in the year.
The Sleaford Striders have devised a one-lap 10K that meanders past pretty villages on quiet country lanes, “with some mild undulations”, and may well present you with a surprise springtime PB.