New Race In Grounds of Osterley Park
10k takes place on 21st June
The team behind the award-winning Ealing Half Marathon are hosting a new race next month.
Beautiful Osterley Park will play host to a 10k race n June 21, when more than 500 competitors can take on a two-lap course in the grounds of the National Trust property.
Race director Kelvin Walker was approached to organise the race by the National Trust, which wanted an event to showcase the country estate.
"It's a fantastic venue for a race like this," said Kelvin. "The grounds are fabulous, with a beautiful tree-lined drive.
"It's pretty flat, so will attract those looking to run a personal best. And the 10k distance - at just over six miles - is one that many people can take on, regardless of whether they're regular runners."
Earlier this year, the Ealing Half Marathon was named the UK's top race for atmosphere by Runners World magazine. So entrants can expect the same warm and friendly feel in the "race village" within the estate's Tudor courtyard.
Ealing was also named Best Half Marathon at the Running Awards last month and the team behind the race hope to bring the same qualities to their latest event.
And there can’t be many more picturesque venues for a race, with runners starting and finishing at the 18th Century Osterley House.
The course has been measured by UK Athletics (UKA) and runners will be chip-timed.
Entry costs £17, or £15 for UKA affiliated runners, and all competitors will receive bottled water and a medal.
The team hope some entrants will feel inspired to step up the distance by taking part in this year's Ealing Half Marathon, which takes place on September 28.
6th May 2014