This weekend will mark the first staging of the Matalan Merseyside 10K (it was formerly known as the Grand 10K at Aintree), with any interested runners being encouraged to make the jump and register before race day, Sunday (2 October).
While the race has undergone a name change, it has retained its innovative route, with the 10k run entirely within the grounds of Aintree Racecourse, home to the famous Grand National.
The course takes in some of the most famous names in British horseracing including The Chair and Becher's Brook as well as travelling along the Melling Road.
2015 saw Tesfaye Debele top a field of 700 to cross the line in 31:58, with Salford Harriers’ Adam Slodowicz in second (34:07) and Paul Sankey third (34:11). The women’s competition welcomed a new champion in Liverpool Pembroke Sefton’s Kirsty Longley (37:08), with Vicky Unsworth second (40:36) and Sarah Carroll third (42:42).
Even with such an innovative route, the 10k is known to offer the chance of an autumnal PB. Entry is priced at £20, or £18 for affiliated runners.