Strong field expected for Horsham 10k

A FIELD of 400 runners is expected to enter the 20th Horsham 10k race next month.

The race, which is being organised for a seventh year by Horsham Lions Club and Horsham Joggers, has raised thousands of pounds to help local people and other good causes.

Around 400 runners will set off from Horsham Rugby Club on Sunday May 8, in the race which is part of the Sussex Grand Prix series.

Runners from Horsham Joggers will aim to gain further points to boost their Grand Prix standing after good results at races in Chichester, Hastings, Eastbourne and Worthing. They will be up against stiff opposition however as there will be entrants from all over the South East of England.

The race, backed by Up and Running of Queen Street, Horsham, and Brooks, starts promptly at 11am from the rugby club pitches in Hammerpond Road and follows a two lap course which is mainly on public roads before finishing back at the rugby club. The first male and female finishers will each receive a £50 voucher to spend on Brooks clothing or shoes at Up and Running and there are trophies and prizes for various age categories, plus all finishers will receive a commemorative medal.

Before the main race there will be a children’s race starting at 10.15am taking place entirely on the rugby club field and so is totally traffic free. This race is about 1 mile in distance and is open to all children up to the age of 14 with trophies for under eight, under 10, under 12 and under 14 boys and girls. Every child taking part will receive a medal, so this a chance for all young budding athletes to come and have a go.

Entries for both races will be accepted on the day from 9am. at a cost of £12 adults and £3 for children or you can enter prior to the race by downloading an entry form from http://www.horshamjoggers.co.uk or http://www.horshamlions.freeuk.com.