Registration for the 2017 edition of the UKFast City of Salford 10K, scheduled for Sunday 3 September, is now open. With almost 2,700 runners competing in this year’s race, the 10k is once again likely to be in high demand, and with early bird prices on offer until the end of January, prospective competitors can ensure their name is on the start list for just £16.
Part of the ongoing attraction is the 10k’s fast and flat profile: the course takes runners from the MediaCityUK piazza and follows a route around Salford Quays and Trafford Park before crossing the bridge back into MediaCityUK to the finish line.
September’s event saw Mohammed Abu-Rezeq edge out Matt Bond to take top place in 30:03, just two seconds ahead of the Sale Harrier. Michael Cayton rounded off the podium positions in third - 31:20. In the women’s competition, Trafford AC’s Jacqueline Fairchild crossed the line first in 35:11, with Leeds City AC’s second (35:26) and Rachel Burns third (36:23).
A familiar face at the event and known fan is legendary runner Ron Hill, just one more reason to register for what is now regarded as one of the leading 10ks in the region. Early bird entry is priced at £16 (£14 affiliated) then rises to £21 on 1 February.
More information is available at the Sports Tours International website, organisers of the UKFast City of Salford 10K.