Worthing 10K 2024 with Worthing Harriers

The Worthy Worthing 10K

Welcome to PB-by-the-Sea...!

In March, runABC South reporter Alan wrote: "Worthing's worth considering". This year's PB generator did not disappoint as 1,874 runners competed with distinction on the fast Sussex seafront course – over 500 more participants than in 2023. The switch from the autumn to early summer by organisers Run Base Events has been well received.
The course has a total elevation gain of 18 metres, starting near Worthing's 1862-built pier on Marine Parade. The route takes runners past Marine Gardens to Goring-by-Sea before doubling back to finish near Worthing Lido. There is a total elevation gain of 18 metres.

Leading the colourful procession was unattached athlete Andrew McCaskill (31:21 PB). McCaskill has run sub-16min for parkruns every year since 2017 and his best 10K time before this was 31:30 in the 2022 London Vitality 10,000.  McCaskill was closely followed across the finish line by Marcus Shantry (Headington Road Runners, 31:28 PB) and Morgan Roberts (Herne Hill Harriers, 31:46).

GB international and Commonwealth Games 5000m representative Beth Kidger (Brighton Phoenix, 34:21) popped along the Sussex coast to prevent Cassie Thorp (City of Portsmouth AC, 34:29) from defending her title. Emma Navesey (Lewes AC, 36:59) completed the women's podium.

The pacers for each five-minute split from 40:00 to 1:10:00 did a great job and there were more than 100 finishers inside 40:00; around 600 inside 50:00, and more than 1,200 beat the hour.

Our story is illustrated by a group shot of Worthing & District Harriers men's team looking cool in the shade of the event sign on the beach. Sun's out – super shoes out!

Race details at the Worthing 10K website here.

Previous results at the runABC South race listing here.

Photo courtesy of Worthing 10K website

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