While most of us will be focusing on next weekend’s London Marathon, the north west will welcome the return of one of its most popular club races, the Bolton 10K. The event, hosted by Bolton United Harriers & AC, looks on course for a sell out with over 850 runners already registered for Sunday 24 April.
The 10k is known for its grandstand start and finish at Leverhulme Park.
2015 saw a clean sweep for Bolton United Harriers’ male runners as they secured the top three positions for the first time at their own event. Jonny Kay opened an early gap on the rise up Spooky Hill and took first in 33:20 with Tony Valentine second 34:12 and Karl Darcy closely following (34:17).
In the women's race, Leeds City's Katie Parry clearly blasted out with determination to finish in 38:08. Trafford AC’s Sarah Hadak was a little more than a minute behind in 39:12, with Sophie Whittaker of Bury AC third in 40:25.
Entries for the race are still open and priced at a very reasonable £13, or £11 for affiliated runners. Organisers have announced that there will be strictly no entry on the day. Registration details are available here.