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Runners at the Oundle New Year 10K & 5K

Oundle 10K & 5K returns as a spring race

Nice Works second live race is ready to hit the road

Good news for fans of the Oundle 10K & 5K. The event will go ahead on Sunday 18 April in line with guidance for step 1 of the roadmap out of lockdown. The Covid-secure, live race is perfect for getting the legs turning over after the Easter break and, will hopefully be, accompanied by warmer weather.

The Oundle race is usually held in January, as the New Year 10K & 5K but this year’s event was cancelled due to the pandemic. Then came the moment Nice Work and the rest of us had been waiting for as organised outdoor athletics and running activities and outdoor competition were given permission to resume.

Oundle entrants can expect a mildly undulating course on quiet country lanes around attractive villages in Northamptonshire. They complete two loops for the 10K or a single loop for the 5K – both of which are accurately measured and the wide lanes mean runners have sufficient space to overtake and maintain social distancing. The latter must be adhered to before, during and after the race. 

This is an ideal race for the club runner keen to post a PB and equally suitable for one of the recent converts to running to aim for their racing debut. The even is considered a good choice for graduates of a Couch to 5K programme. 

More information about the Covid measures and how to enter can be found at the Nice Work website.

Image courtesy of Sara Jane Phipps

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