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Ashton Court RUN10K and McCain Bristol Cross Challenge
Release date: Fri, 19/10/2012
Ashton Court Estate - one of the city’s best-loved parks is playing host to two exciting running events next weekend (October 27-28). Park visitors are welcome to come along and cheer on runners in the second Ashton Court RUN10K on Saturday, October 27 and the McCain Bristol Cross Country challenge event on Sunday, October 28.
"The runbristol race director, Georgette Van Hoof, says: “runbristol is proud to host another off road running weekend. Building on the success of last year, I’m sure race participants in the Ashton Court RUN10K and the McCain Bristol Cross Challenge will be inspired by the natural beauty of Ashton Court Estate and the off road challenges it offers. It will be a real test of stamina and fitness and fun.
“The McCain Bristol Cross Challenge will once again attract top British runners and up and coming cross country runners looking to make their mark in the running world. Many of the athletes will be looking at this race as part of their preparations for other UK, European and World Cross Country Championships.“
Ashton Court RUN10K
Saturday’s event will see up to 2,000 runners completing a two-lap course over tarmac paths and woodland tracks around the estate. Supporters, family and friends are expected to line the route and gather at special cheer points to encourage the runners on.
The race starts at 11am with the first runners expected to cross the finish line at about 11.40pm. The 10K race is set to raise thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK and other charities.
For more information, visit: www.runbristol.com/AshtonCourt/81/Welcome.aspx
McCain Bristol Cross Challenge
On Sunday, a very different running event takes centre stage at Ashton Court with some of the UK’s leading cross country and middle distance runners competing in the McCain Bristol Cross Challenge.
The 2012 McCain Bristol Cross Challenge starts at 11am with the U11 Boys and is set to finish after the Senior Men’s races at 2.40pm. It is the first of five key cross country fixtures across the UK throughout the autumn/winter season. With over £30,000 of prizes on offer across the series the McCain UK Cross Challenge guarantees some fantastic racing opportunities for top as athletes looking to improve or achieve a personal best.
The McCain UK Cross Challenge also gives up-and-coming athletes the opportunity to match themselves against established cross-country stars, competitive fields catering for all age groups, from the U11s to Seniors.
For more information about the McCain UK Cross Challenge visit the website.