Almost time to get on your marks for Rasen 10k

LACE up those trainers and pull on your shorts ready for the Market Rasen Remembrance Day 10k.

More than 400 people have already registered for the event, which will take place on November 13, and there’s still time for you to join them.

The 10k run is the biggest and the last race in the first ever West Lindsey Run Series, which has already seen hundreds of competitors complete the Saxilby 5k and the Gainsborough 5k.

It has been organised and directed by West Lindsey District Council’s sport and community development officer, Chris Farrell, and TSS Events Limited based in Saxilby.

Mr Farrell said: “There is still time to register for the race, which is proving to be the most popular of the three races so far.

“The events in Saxilby and Gainsborough were well attended and we have received a lot of positive feedback from people who have enjoyed taking part.

“Many competitive athletes enjoy the challenge of the longer distances like the Market Rasen 10k, which are in huge demand.

“That is why this race is proving to be the most popular.”

The race will start at the Market Rasen Racecourse and is a multi-terrain course, which means there will be different surfaces including grass, woodland, road and gravel and a few uneven ones.

Participants will also be encouraged to make a donation, large or small, to the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes charities.

Vice-chairman of West Lindsey District Council, Coun Jessie Milne, will be on hand to officially start the race.

She said: “I am looking forward to starting the race in Market Rasen this month and I hope to see a good turn-out on the day.

“The other two 5km races in were absolutely brilliant and well organised. It was a pleasure to see so many people taking part and supporting competitors.

“It was a fantastic showcase for the whole of West Lindsey because it attracted visitors to the area from all over. We are hoping to make the run series an annual event.”

To mark the occasion all finishers will receive a goody bag and a specific medal designed for the event.

Mr Farrell added: “You do not have to be an athlete to take part. We hope this run series will help empower more people to take up sport.”

Road closures in the area will be in place by 12.15pm.

The junior 3km race will start at 11.45am. The main run will start at 12.30pm.

For details about the West Lindsey Run Series visit www.westlindseyrunseries.co.uk .