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Speedy runners at the Newstead Abbey Dash 5K

Newstead Abbey 5K dashes back in 2021

Places were quickly snapped up for this popular race.

The need for speed will finally be satisfied on Friday 23 July and the Newstead Abbey Dash 5K as runners strain every nerve and sinew in pursuit of a fast time and hopefully, a PB. For anyone feeling ambitious, there are the men’s and women’s course records to aim for. 

The Newstead Abbey Dash 5K is one of three races organised by Redhill Road Runners which is held in a stunning location and guaranteed to get the legs turning and the blood pumping after a strange and stressful 16 months. This is definitely an event to go ‘eyeballs out’ at especially with a selection of trophies and prizes up for grabs. 

An evening start time of 7.15pm should leave people enough time to finish work, change and arrive at Newstead Abbey – the former home of poet Lord Byron. They collect their bib number before making their way uphill to the start which is 1K away from the registration area. 

It will be poetry in motion as the runners sprint away to follow an out and back course all on the road. It is downhill to the Abbey and the lake then a slight incline followed by a section to stretch out the legs. They turn around near Newstead village and back the same way to finish in front of the Abbey. Spectators have a good view of the action and will be cheering the runners as they pass by. 

The men’s course record of 14:50 and the women’s course record of 16:59 still stand from 2013.   

Image courtesy of Newstead Abbey Dash 5K Race. 

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