Last chance to secure early bird entries to Cardiff's new Women's Running 10k

EARLY BIRD: Nell McAndrew and runners launching Women's Running 10k (3680640)

EARLY BIRD: Nell McAndrew and runners launching Women's Running 10k (3680640)

First published in Penarth sport

ORGANISERS of the Cardiff Women's Running 10k want to remind runners time is running out to take advantage of their discounted entry prices.

The early bird offer will draw to a close on Thursday, January 30, when the standard entry price will commence.

The Women's Running 10k, which is a first for Cardiff, will take place at Bute Park on Saturday, May 24. It is part of a ten-race series which has been organised by top UK magazine, Women's Running. The magazine inspires, motivates and encourages women to start or improve their running.

Christina MacDonald, Editor of Women's Running Magazine said: "If you've made a New Year's Resolution to be more active this year, then the Women's Running 10k is a great event to aim for this Summer to keep you motivated and on track with your fitness. Similarly, the race is ideal for regular runners looking to improve their personal best time, and a great stepping stone event for those who have got a place in an Autumn marathon or half marathon.

"With early bird entries still available, now is the perfect time to secure your entry, give yourself a goal to aim for and start looking ahead to the warmer weather."

To help runners around the 10 kilometre course, Women's Running pacers will be on hand to run with participants, to help them achieve their target time. Suitable for runners of all abilities, there will be a team of four pacers, targeting times of 50 minutes, 55 minutes, 60 minutes and a run/walk group aiming for approximately 70 minutes.

The race experience also includes a warm up, led by an expert from Women's Running Magazine, a technical t-shirt, a high quality drawstring goody bag and medal for every finisher, a post-race warm down with tea and cake and a personalised text message containing your race finish time and personal statistics from the day.

Christina added: "As experts in the running industry, we will support you through your journey by providing training tips and advice in the build up to the race, and pacers covering various times on race day to help you achieve your own personal goals."

In addition to the Cardiff Women's Running 10k race, the 2014 series will see two events in London, and one event in Birmingham, Southampton, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Liverpool, Bristol and Glasgow.

This is the second year of the race series, with the first year seeing events in Bristol, Nottingham and London. Popular model turned runner, Nell McAndrew will be the ambassador for the race series.

Early bird entries are priced at £24 with group entries even lower. For more information, top training tips and to enter, go to www.wr10k.co.uk

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