London Olympic venue welcomes 10K runners
Run in the footsteps of Olympians in The Race Organiser series
The Race Organiser was among the many event promoters to celebrate a return to live race action at the weekend with a field of 164 finishers at the home of the London 2012 Olympics.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park hosted the latest in The Race Organiser 10K Series on Saturday 5 December, where the course passes famous and inspiring sporting venues like the London Olympic Stadium, London Aquatics Centre, Copper Box Arena, Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.
The Race Organiser was the first to start monthly 10K races as legacy events following the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games and the flat, smooth course through the Olympic Park, scenic waterways and attractive green spaces has been completed more than 17,000 times.
The start line is held open for sufficient time to enable runners to start individually at 10-15 second intervals to allow for maximum safety for competitors, while still offering a true race experience.
Dulwich Runners' Andy Bond (M45, 33:25) was first to finish, followed by London Frontrunners club members Alex Turner (34:45) and Cameron Hutton (35:00).
The top three women were among the 30 athletes inside 40 minutes. Emma Rowley (Trent Park, 38:26 PB), Lily Rae Zechmann (39:07) and Josie Hinton (London Heathside, 39:33) taking the honours.
Half the field finished inside 51 minutes and the timekeepers stood down after the final runner recorded 1:36:14.
The next race in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10K series is on Saturday 2 January 2021 and there are 14 further opportunities to experience the thrill of racing an Olympic distance at an Olympic venue next year.
Visit The Race Organiser website here for details
Results available via runABC South comprehensive race listing here