British 10K London Run
– Unfortunately due to a groin injury I personally wasn’t able to run in last weekends great British 10K London Run. Luckily though for you a friend of mine did, he was able to share some thoughts about what has become a fantastic and iconic 10Km race.
What is the British London 10km Run?
The British 10k London Run – currently in it’s 15th Anniversary year is staged on the world’s greatest road race route through the heart of central London, passing many of the capital’s truly world class historic landmarks. You start at the Cavalry & Guard’s Club, Piccadilly and finish at The Royal Horseguard’s Arch, Whitehall.
It’s a uniquely British event which sells-out annually. Up to 25,000 runners from all over the UK and overseas take part with charity and corporate team runners raising millions of pounds for worthy causes!
All abilities are represented – The British 10k London Run is popular with both seasoned runners and those who are running a 10k race for the first time, through to Olympic & World champions.
On the day
The weather actually held up despite the threatening reports of showers and thunder earlier on the week which was a relief as I hate running in the rain but luckily it also wasn’t blazing sun & heat which had it been I think I would have struggled along with many others.
It truly was an amazing morning running through the centre of London taking in all the sites without the road traffic, something I have never experienced before being my first British London 10K run.
The noise from the runners lining up waiting for their wave and the spectators at the start, during and finish of the race was amazing and pushed me along to get a time sub 50 minutes which is a massive achievement for me and also a PB!
This was the course for 2015:
Would I do it again? Absolutely! And if you ever get the chance to give this quick, flat, massively popular race a go I say you should jump at it!
I don’t think there are many cities in this world which can give you such views and rich heritage, great crowds and amazing atmosphere in one 10km race.
See you next year, Matt.
Thanks go to #TeamNB @NewBalanceUK for the invite to run in this race.