Time is running out for anyone looking to sign up for the fifth Wigan 10K on Sunday (3 September) with registration set to close at midnight this evening (31 August). According to organisers, entries for the race, which for the first time includes a Family Mile event, have already exceeded 3,150, with a flurry of registrations expected in the final hours.
Competitors at Sunday’s event can expect a wealth of entertainment, including one of the UK’s top Oasis tribute bands – Oaces. There will be a specially-created mix from rugby league legend and part-time DJ Martin Offiah, plus live music from a number of local bands until around 4pm.
The field will be given their marching orders from Jack Johnson, the official race starter and the inspiration behind the organising charity Joining Jack.
It looks likely that Sunday will build on last year’s record turnout, which saw 3,100 runners converge on a sunny Market Street in the heart of the town. Tackling what was a modified route with a 100-metre finishing straight, Dejene Gezimu took full advantage of the changes to secure first place with a course record of 31:26 with Andile Hlebo second in 31:57 and Ian Livesey in third (32:37).
In the women’s competition, Newquay Road Runners’ Eleanor Davis secured top place in 34:46, with Helen Sahgal from Liverpool Pembroke Sefton Harriers AC second in 39:11 and Victoria Nealon just behind in 39:16.
You can still secure a place at the Wigan 10K by registering here.