The Mallory Park Road Challenge provides the perfect opportunity for a PB over 5km or 10km this spring

The Mallory Park Road Challenge will take place on Sunday March 22nd on the flat and fast course at Mallory Park Racing Circuit. Organised by international athlete Sam Stabler and colleagues James and Gareth at ‘We Who Run’, the races add a rare opportunity for a fast road 5km as well as a quality 10km race in the spring.

The organisers say their test events saw over 65% of participants achieve personal bests and given their experience within the sport we are pretty sure runners will be in for a fantastic event.

Pacers throughout the field

With this in mind, the Mallory Park Running Series aims to provide the friendliest and most welcoming environment anywhere in the UK, for club runners of all levels of ability and provide the best opportunity for all runners to PB.

As such the organisers have got a team of expert pacers to support runners from the front to the back of the field stay on track and crack that 5km or 10km PB.

Focusing on what counts

Entry fees for both 5km and 10km are highly competitive with group discounts for clubs with 10 or more runners available as detailed on the race website.

Races these days tend to be more focused on the medal after than the quality of the race itself, but not here! Swapping a post-race T-Shirt and medal for investment in second to none pre-race facilities. You will get advice before and afterwards from a team of running experts with Sam and his team putting the emphasis back on the running itself, which is refreshing to see.

Wheelchair racing

In addition to the running races the team are putting on a 5km wheelchair race with the aim of seeing the biggest ever mass participation wheelchair event that the UK has ever staged. The race is aiming to top the 289 competitors who took part in an event in Dubai last year, which is currently the officially recognised world record.

The venue is fully equipped to cater for the needs of wheelchair participants, with ample parking, changing and toilet facilities, as well as a sizeable area close to the start/finish lines that will serve as an ideal changeover area for those who wish to participate in a race chair as opposed to their own day chair.

As a self-contained, professional motor circuit, the surface for tyres is as close to ideal as can be found and the obvious health and safety benefits that a private, well marshalled track offers, will hopefully offer complete piece of mind to those using our event as their first experience of a mass participation event!

You can sign up to the races on the Mallory Park Road Challenge website and we look forward to covering the results and PBs as they come in.

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