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Going full speed at the Bartletts Farndon 10K

Bartletts Farndon 10K racing back into the fast lane

British 5000m champion Jessica Judd will be part of the action at the Bartletts Farndon 10K

Good news for rural road races as following a recent update the Bartletts Farndon 10K has been given the green light for Sunday 27 September. This sold-out event has attracted a talented field that includes Omar Ahmed of Birchfield Harriers and Jessica Judd of Blackburn Harriers & AC and is on its marks and ready to go.

This is the second live event from Run Cheshire & Gogledd Cymru – the venue is the village of Farndon south of Chester. PB-chasers can look forward to a fast and mainly flat course apart from a couple of minor hills on closed roads in a picturesque location. The event has undergone a Covid-19 risk assessment and all efforts are being made to keep everyone safe on the day with runners allocated to a start wave depending upon their predicted finishing time, pared back Race HQ, hand sanitising stations and volunteers in PPE. 

More than a few club runners will be pushing the pace along with the elites, making the most of a return to racing after months of restrictions. They will have their ‘game face’ on from the outset. However, this 10K is equally welcoming to anyone trying the distance for the first time, returning from an injury or looking to get around and finish. Whatever their ability or level of experience, runners must complete the 10K within 1 hour 30 minutes due to road closures.  

There will be fierce competition for the individual, team and age category prizes. All finishers receive a medal, water and snacks.  

The race is full but there are a few elite places available. Contact Run Cheshire & Gogledd Cymru for details. 

Image courtesy of Bryan Dale

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