Places still available for Wicked Walden 10k

PUBLISHED: 13:58 22 September 2014 | UPDATED: 13:58 22 September 2014

It's now just a few days away - but runners can still take part in the popular Saffron Walden 10K, held annually in nearby Newport.

The race, dubbed the Wicked Walden to reflect the challenging - yet enjoyable - course, starts and finishes at Newport Free Grammar on Sunday, 28 September and is organised by the Saffron Striders Running Club.

Entries in advance have now closed, but runners can still sign up on the day - just arrive at the school between 9am and 10am to sign up at the registration desk and ensure a spot on the starting line. The race starts at 10.30am and is open to anyone aged 16 and over.

Saffron Striders chairman Nigel Coates said: “It is a 10km race which is almost all off road. Expect some hills, some beautiful countryside and a friendly atmosphere. People who have run the race in previous years have commented that it is well-organised and fun, and 96 per cent of last year’s entrants said they would run it again.”

Mark Starte, who took up running via the SaffronStriders beginners course, tackled the 10K as his first ever race last year. He said: “I’d encourage anyone who runs to give it a go - it’s a great day and I really enjoyed the 2013 race.”

As well as prizes for individual performances in age categories there is also a team prize up for grabs, with businesses and other organisations due to battle it out for the prize..

Everyone who takes part will receive a technical t-shirt.

Further details about the race can be found at www.saffronstriders.org.uk

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