Faster course in prospect for Evesham Town 10k - The Evesham Observer

Faster course in prospect for Evesham Town 10k

Evesham Editorial 18th Jun, 2019   0

EVESHAM Vale Running Club has been busy making preparations for this year’s Evesham Town 10k which takes place on Sunday, July 7.

Now in its 12th year, the popular race attracts runners from across the Midlands as both novices and seasoned athletes enjoy testing themselves on the 10km course. This year the route makes a welcome return to the town centre for the start.

“We wanted to improve the experience for the runners by giving them closed roads through the town when they begin the race,” said race director Sam Townsend.

“The new course should also be faster which is great for those who want to to try and run a new personal best!

“Runners will pass many of the town’s famous sights such as The Almonry, Workman Bridge, Abbey Park, the riverside path and then under the Bell Tower towards the end of the race.”

Other improvements include an aim to reduce the environmental impact of the event by using Vegware compostable cups in place of plastic bottles at water stations and the finish line.

Evesham residents taking part are also being encouraged to walk, cycle or use public transport to get to the start.

The event is being supported by local heating, plumbing and electrical firm Purr Home Services and will be raising money for Wallace House Community Centre.

Centre manager Fiona Bolton is delighted Wallace House has been chosen as this year’s charity.

She said: “Our building sits at the heart of the Evesham community and everyone can benefit from the range of services and facilities we offer.

“We are working to improve the coffee lounge area and would like to install a new TV screen so the money raised by the Evesham 10k will be a huge help towards this project.”

There will also be free children’s fun runs taking place on Crown Meadow with events for all ages up to 16. Some very special medals have been produced by the Mad Museum in Stratford which will be awarded to all children who take part. The medal entitles each child to free entry to the museum.

Road closures will affect Bridge Street, Vine Street, Abbey Road, Boat Lane, Merstow Green, Bewdley Street, Albert Road and Rudge Road between 9.30-11am on July 7.

Runners can sign up for the race at and everyone who finishes will receive a memento and a bespoke medal.

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