Runners of all abilities, from novices to elite, are being invited to ‘runbristol’
Welcome 2011 Bristol 10k
The 2011 Bristol 10k will take place on Sunday 15 May 2011. The event has been massively successful since it was first launched in 2008 with over 10,700 runners signing up to run in 2010. The race will celebrate its 4th birthday in 2011 and is expected to be bigger and better than ever !
How to enter
For details of how to enter go to the link on the left of this page.
The race has two official charities. If you wish to find out more about their work go to the link on the left of this page.
For details of the Clarke Willmott Business Challenge and how to get involved go to the link on the left of this page.
There were records galore at the 2010 Bristol 10k – proving a double victory for Kenya with course records for both Gordon Mugi (28:29) and Edith Chelimo (32:53).
There were superb British victories for Aldershot & Farnham’s Andy Vernon (29:12) fresh from his lifetime best set in California just seven days before and Faye Fullerton – the Havering Mayesbrooke AC athlete had a massive PB (33:03) improving by over 70 seconds to illustrate just how fast the Bristol course is.
In addition to course records in both men’s and women’s races, there was also a record entry of 10,620. In the men’s race, to highlight the quality of the field 11 men broke 30 minutes for the 10k distance and there were numerous PBs in the women’s race.
In the Clarke Willmott Business Challenge sponsor Stephen Clarke ran the race and was back in time to present Bristol Blue Glass trophies to the first man – Robert Hayes (Bank of Ireland) 35.44 and first woman – Sarah Mansfield (RBS Atoms) 43.58.
2009 Bristol 10k
The 2009 Bristol 10k attracted entries from nearly 8,000 runners – an over 50% increase from the previous year when the race was first launched.
The event was once again an outstanding success for some of our top British runners:
Phil Wicks (Belgrave Harriers) – described before the event by UKA national coach Bud Badaro “as the fastest man in the UK this year”, lived up to this billing with a very swift 28.54 to secure the gold medal and winners trophy sponsored by Bristol Blue Glass. Close behind was Andy Vernon(Aldershot AC) 29.00 in silver position and Jean Ndayisenga (Burundi/Birtchfield) 29.36 with bronze.
The women’s race was equally exciting – with GB international Hattie Dean (Hallamshire Harriers) taking gold with 33.40, Bristol University studentClaire Hallissey gaining silver with 33.56 and Claire Martin (Telford AC) in bronze position with 34.49.
2008 Bristol 10k
The first Bristol 10k took place in May 2008 and attracted entries from 5000 runners.
British athletes triumphed in the new race – making a clean sweep of the top 3 womens prizes, with Phil Nicholls securing 2nd place in the mens race.
In a very close race Wendy Nicholls (34:08, Cirencester) beat Louise Damen (34:09, Winchester & District) and Claire Martin (34:15, Telford) in humid conditions on Bank Holiday Monday 5 May 2008. Fellow Brit Phil Nicholls (29:36, Tipton Harriers) came second to Jean Ndayasenga who was overall winner (29:09, Burundi/Birchfield) beating Zak Kihara (29:51, Kenya/Birchfield) into 3rd place.
The great Bristol athlete and schoolteacher Nick Rose holds the UK all time 10k road record with a very swift 27 mins 34 sec. Nick is a great supporter of the Bristol 10k – although we have yet to persuade him to run in it !
Rose, who benefited from an American scholarship, set his national best on the roads of New Orleans no less than 24 years ago and his time still stands – a real tribute to the quality of the Bristol Olympian’s record.
Interestingly Rose’s track time was just 3 sec swifter than his road performance.