RW's Top 100 UK Races of the Year: 10-Milers

Top 10-mile races of the year

Posted: 8 July 2000

  • The numbers in brackets are last year's position; the times are last year's men's and women's winning times
  • If we've been given an event's details, you'll find it in the Race Diary.

While almost doubling its size caused some logistical problems, the BUPA Great South Run’s growth in popularity meant that it narrowly overtook Ireland’s Ballycotton 10, which lost a little of its shine by having to move from its normal March date to the summer due to foot and mouth disease.

1 BUPA Great South Run (2) 46:17/52:36
Fast, Portsmouth-based run that grew significantly in 2001
2002 date: October

2 Ballycotton Nike 10 (1) 49:54/55:36
Great value and atmospheric event in a Cork seaside town
2002 date: March 10

3 Cabbage Patch 10 (4) 49:30/59:25
Flat, fast and fairly scenic route alongside the Thames
2002 date: September

4 Canterbury 10 (8) 50:47/55:41
The first quality 10 of the year. Run over an undulating, mostly rural, course
Usual month: January

5 Brampton to Carlisle 10 50:26/55:28
A fast, well-established point-to-point race
2002 date: November

6 Thames Towpath 10 (6) 54:11/59:12
A towpath-based pre-London event
2002 date: March 17

7 Leyland 10 49:13/57:43
A fast, Northern town-based race
2002 date: July

8 Derwentwater Ronhill 10 52:50/1:01:15
A scenic, long-standing 10 in the heart of the Lake District
2002 date: November

9 Notts 10 50:00/1:00:39
A quick Midlands midsummer event
2002 date: June 7

10 Kerridge 10 (7) 52:45/62:03
Long-standing Newbury-based 10-miler
2002 date: September

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