Preston Road Races are primed & ready
Extra places released for the Covid-19 secure City of Preston Road Races
Unsurprisingly there is a change from the norm at this year’s City of Preston Road Races due to the coronavirus outbreak, however the event marks a return to competition in a safe and secure manner. Plus there is good news for runners on the waiting list...
Sunday 9 August is the date for the City of Preston 5 & 10 Mile Road Races: it is going ahead following a Covid-19 risk assessment as per UK Athletics guidance, online meetings and government guidelines. Runners can expect a different type of event from what they are used to. Social distancing at the start and on the course, runners have to carry their own water, no spectators and medals and goody bags will be posted out after the race. There is a change to the route as well.
However, the race is still held on fast roads and has bags of PB potential so ideal for anyone wanting to put their lockdown training to the test. The start waves will contain groups of up to 6 runners who stay two metres apart during the race whether they complete 5 miles or 10 miles.
Marshals and event personnel will provide support and encouragement throughout, keeping everyone motivated to the end where they head off as soon as they have crossed the finish line.
The last update from the organisers states that following another course check they are in a position to increase the number of places whilst still in accordance with their Covid-19 risk assessment. These will be offered in order to people on the waiting list.
For more information about the event, additional places and a virtual option, visit the City of Preston Road Races Facebook page.
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