March 25, 2007
Simon Deakin 30:28
Blue Haywood 35:10
No. of finishers
Lincoln is a city beloved for its culture and heritage, and now, among the running community anyway, its annual 10K road race.
Judging by the number of runners that descended on the city centre for the 11th running of the event, 75 per cent of them from outside Lincoln, it’s becoming more popular by the year.
Hundreds of raucous bystanders generated a party atmosphere on the streets as they cheered on experienced club racers as well as enthusiastic fun runners.
The race took the scenic route through much of the historic part of Lincoln, passing the cathedral, before finishing in the grounds of Lincoln Castle. Dry weather and a course that’s as flat as a pancake made it a perfect race for PB hunters.
A lack of toilets at the start and the somewhat crowded finishing area showed there is still some slight tweaking to be done to the organisation, but the family atmosphere, the enthusiasm of the marshals and the event’s sense of fun more than made up for it.
In a nice touch for a 10K, medals were handed out to every finisher, ensuring that each competitor had more than just a sense of achievement to take away with them.