Running alongside the reservoir at Draycote Water 10K

Draycote Water 10K under starter’s orders

Run in safety and with confidence as the adapted Draycote Water 10K returns this month

Good news for any runner looking to kick-start their racing as the Draycote Water monthly 10K series is back on the road, and a smooth one at that, making it an ideal testing ground for the post-lockdown training sessions. The flat course lends itself to a PB and the race is Covid-secure and contact-free, reassuring everyone who enters.

This is one of several events from The Race Organiser that has been adapted to meet UK Athletics and government guidelines and set to go ahead on Sunday 27 September. The changes include a staggered/rolling wave start in operation on the day and bookable time slots from getting to the race to departing for home afterwards to control the volume of people. Social distancing to be adhered to at the start, during the race and at the finish.

What remains the same are superb views of the dam, nature trails, boats and the surrounding countryside that runners will see as they follow the traffic-free course along a short section of a perimeter service road then a lap of the reservoir. The race starts and finishes near the Country Park.  

There is a safe area where finishers will collect their commemorative medals and replace fluids and calories via drinks and snacks courtesy of the event sponsors. This event is chip-timed.

We are dealing with a constantly changing landscape which is causing anxiety and a reluctance to resume activities such as racing but as The Race Organiser points out: "The benefits of committing to a goal, running with others and that finish line feeling will be all the greater for the recent challenges we’ve all overcome.”

Enter now at The Race Organiser website.

Image courtesy of The Race Organiser

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