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Men's race as part of the Mallory Park 5K & 10K

Full speed ahead for Mallory Park Spring 5K & 10K

Cash prizes for runners who set new national records

Saturday 17 / Sunday 18 April will see high-tempo racing at Mallory Park Circuit in Leicestershire as runners go all-out for PBs or attempt to break a national record over 5K and 10K. This is a chance to experience life in the fast lane via one of the seeded races and compare your performance with others of a similar ability.

The Mallory Park Spring 5K & 10K Festival is a good testing ground for all those solo lockdown runs and the cash prizes are an extra incentive for faster runners to enter. The smooth tarmac course is more commonly used for car and motorbike track days but on the weekend 17/18 April, it will resonate to the sound of feet instead of supercharged engines at this chip-timed and Covid-secure event organised by Race Rapid Mallory.    

There are 10 x 5k seeded races on Saturday: the first (race 1) is an open wave with 35 minutes cut off through to the last (race 10) with the fastest wave sub 14:30. They complete three laps of the circuit.

The following day is the turn of the 5 x 10k seeded races beginning with the first (race 1) open wave, 80 minutes cut off to the last (race 5) or fastest wave, sub-32 minutes. They complete six laps of the circuit.  

In order to comply with social distancing rules, each race of 60 runners will start in waves of 6 at ten second intervals with marshals overseeing the process. They'll go hard from the outset, pushing the pace around the iconic racing circuit with a PB or national record in their sights. 

More details about the seeded races and how to register are available at the Race Rapid Mallory website. 

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