Only five days left to enter the Bristol 10k

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The 2014 Bristol 10k is the second race in the 2014 runbritain Grand Prix and with over 11,000 runners signing up to take part each year the event is now one of the fastest growing and popular of its kind in the UK. Entries close next Monday 14th April so hurry to secure your place!

The start list, that is growing each day, is promising an exciting race at the front and a fun atmosphere throughout. Amongst the elite women we expect to see both Emily Wicks (handicap 0.0) and Samantha Amend (handicap 1.6). Both ran the Greater Manchester Marathon (1st and 3rd respectively) at the weekend and, after a short break over Easter, will be looking to do battle again on 11th May in Bristol. Joining them on the start line will be Bristol 10k regular, Emma D'Alton (handicap 1.9) as well as Emma Stepto (handicap -0.8). Their current Grand Prix standings are:


Emma Stepto - 6th

Emily Wicks - 8th

Emma E'Alton - 14th

Samantha Amend - 16th

Amongst the elite men we expect to see James Connor (handicap -4.0), Jack Martin (handicap -4.4) and Ben Fish (handicap -4.4) who are currently placed 9th, 11th and 13th in the current standings. Joining them will be Antony Ford (handicap -4.3) who is expected to put in a performance that will give him a slot near to the top of the table.

One of this year's highlights will be Martin Rees (handicap -0.9) returning to attempt another world record. Having run an incredible 32:54 last year, he will return to shave more time from his own record and write himself into the record books again as the fastest in the world over 10k in the M60 category. The odds look promising as he clocked 73:19 at the Mizuno Reading Half Marathon, which was the first race in the Grand Prix and knocked almost a minute off the previous best of 74:15 for the half marathon for a 61 year old.

To be part of this great running festival, make sure you put your entry in before Monday. See website for details.