Events: January & February 2014 10Km races

Capital Runners Bushy Park 10K, 19 January

For those who want to start the New Year with a 10K after some Christmas indulgence, this event will ease you back into the race mentality. Taking place in Bushy Park, it’s a flat course with pleasant views and a mix of tracks, trails and footpaths. It’s also traffic-free and a multiple lap route. These conditions make it ideal for first time racers or those looking to resume their running regime after the festive season. Toby House took part in the race last year and said: “If you want a run which doesn't have the words brutal or killer in the title this is for you. A nice park run at your own pace.”

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RunThrough Brixton 10k, 26 January

This event takes place in the historic Brockwell park located between Brixton, Dulwich and Herne Hill. Its location makes it ideal for Londoners who want run a 10K with a scenic route without leaving the city. The track is made up of two laps of 5K and has markers at every kilometre, so it’s a good one for those feeling a bit daunted by the 10K distance. If you’re still not convinced, there’s a £5 voucher for Sweatshop & RunBreeze in it for every competitor who crosses the finish line, courtesy of the race sponsors.

Nik Navarra ran the course in 2013 and said it was: “Friendly, well-staffed & managed. But more importantly motivating for someone who is a part time runner.”

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Llandudno Nick Beer 10K Race, 9 February

This is a race for those after a challenging 10K, as the course includes some serious hills. The plus side is that you reap the benefits from all that hill climbing with stunning scenic views that provide a nice distraction. Previous competitors praise this race for how well organised it is..

Previous competitor David Rimington said: “This was the first race I ever did this time last year, so was a must again this year as I enjoyed it so much last time. After competing in 8 other 10k races since, I can categorically say that this is the best 10k on the calender!

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Avalanche Run - Chase the Yeti, 15 February

If you’re looking for a 10K to test your endurance, this event comes complete with obstacles, challenging terrain, as well as a yeti on the loose to keep you running. Not for the faint-hearted, the course has been designed by Military Personnel which means it’s tough but you’ll feel a great sense of achievement on completing it. If you need an incentive to take on this challenging 10K, all competitors get a goody bag, t-shirt and there’s even a well-deserved free beer for your post-race enjoyment.

David Smith, who ran the event last year said: “Very tough but rewarding course! Recommended for all.”

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 Kenley Airfield 10K Fun Run, 23 February

The course is a flat, road terrain with a multiple lap route, making it ideal for first-timers who don’t fancy a hilly 10K. These conditions also make it perfect for more seasoned runners who are after a new personal best, as the multiple lap route lends itself well to those trying to better their speed. At £10 entry, this is a low key event but all competitors receive a memento medal and energy drink and there are also winner’s prizes.

 Leonardo, a competitor from last year, said:  “The multi-lap race is excellent for PB as you always try and improve your time at each lap!”

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