Regarded as one of the key events in the north east running calendar, next Sunday (6 September) will see both the Taylor Wimpey Tees Pride 10K and 3K Fun Run take place. Since its inception 10 years ago, the event is known to attractive a mix of elite, club and recreational runners with a field of up to 5,000 participants expected for the forthcoming race.
This year's 10k will now start and finish at the same location on Hall Drive. Organisers have also relocated the Athletes' Village to the green outside the soon to be opened, refurbished Acklam Hall. With a circular, flat course, it is regarded as a perfect opportunity to set an autumn PB.
The 2014 race saw Wondiye Fikre Indelbu take top billing with an impressive time of 31 minutes flat, with Ady Whitman (31:50) and Finn McNally (31:52) in second and third place respectively. Leading the female field home was Josephine Stone in 35:41, with Helen Cross (36:13) and Emma Holt (37:35) her closest competitors.
Prospective runners will be buoyed by the fact entries, which were due to close on Wednesday (26 August), have been extended for the race.
Event organiser Scott Hydon explained the decision: “Entries have been a little behind where we’d normally expect them to be - possibly because this year’s event is a week earlier that last year’s - so we’ve decided to extend the deadline for entries to next Wednesday to ensure as many people as possible can take part in one of the stand-out events in the town’s calendar.”
You can enter the race here.