New 5k event is added to
city’s popular road races Organisers of the highly successful Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon and 10k race are introducing an exciting new event - the Plymouth 5k. Event West delivers the Britain’s Ocean City Running Series consisting of the Plymouth 10K, Half Marathon, City College Plymouth 5k Secondary Schools Challenge and Delt Shared Services Primary Schools Challenge. Event West have now announced that the Plymouth 5k will take place on Sunday October 7, starting at 10.15am after the Plymouth 10k. The event aims to encourage new runners to take up the sport, get active and enjoy the experience of a closed road race in Plymouth with chipped timing and a 5k medal for all finishers. The Plymouth 5k will be an ideal opportunity for friends, families and young people aged 11 and over to start running, get more active and have fun working towards a common goal. It is a distance that even the busiest people can train for, and a perfectly achievable goal for those new to running. Race director Nigel Rowe said: “I have the pleasure in announcing an open 5K race that will be staged just after the Plymouth 10K on closed roads. “It will provide the ideal opportunity for those on Couch to 5K and beginner running groups to take part in a big event. “Those who would like to link up with a running group will be able to access details on our website that links to England Athletics and Run Together programmes delivered by their qualified leaders. “The road running boom is still with us and this event provides a platform to be part of a big race. The distance, with the correct preparation, is a great way to engage in physical activity and running. Once you get the bug you will then be able to step up to the 10K distance,” he added.
•• The Plymouth Magazine September 2018
The Plymouth 5k is now open for entry and participants can sign up for just £10 at www. runplymouth.co.uk.
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