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Stoneybeck 10k – Perfect Race for your first ever 10k race and personal bests

L-R: Lisa Cowperthwaite – First time 10k runner, Shirley Thompson – – First time 10k runner, Justine Carruthers – MD TrayBakes, Laura Kinnard – Ready to Run Coach, Dawn Hudson – First time 10k runner and Colin Munro – First time 10k runner

[N]ow in its fourth year the Stoneybeck 10k race hosted by Eden Runners will take place on Sunday the 30th of September at 10am. Entries are now open online through the Eden Runners Club Website. The race headquarters is at the Stoneybeck Inn.

Keen to inspire and encourage others to take up running this year members of the Eden Runners club have launched free training sessions in the build up to the Stoneybeck 10K open for anyone wanting to do their first ever 10k race. These free sessions are taking place each Thursday at 7pm and start in the Penrith Rugby Club Car Park seeing distance build up over the coming weeks.

“We are running these sessions open for all to come along so they can help prepare themselves for their first 10k race. We are really keen to encourage people to build up their running in a supportive environment, so along with doing some other running at Park Runs and other training this will set them up for a positive first 10k.” Said Laura Kinnard of Eden Runners.

The Eden Runners Club also hosts Ready to Run Eden at 7pm on Monday evenings and is aimed at beginners, Alan Marshall who is a Ready to Run Organiser said.

“Perhaps you’ve not run a 10k before and you’re wondering how you’d get on? This might be the perfect place to try – it is very well organised and supported by people who know how to look after runners of all abilities. Lots of prizes too – and a lovely sort of low-key, friendly feeling to the whole event.”  Alan Marshall of Eden Runners.

Sponsorship has this year again come from Traybakes of Penrith with every finisher of the 10K getting a delicious slice of Traybake.

“It is really super to be supporting this race again as we see so many people now enjoying running so I hope that the offer of a slice of handmade flapjack suitable enticement to run this race and energy when they finish and if it is your very first 10k or your 30th good luck and enjoy” Said Justine Carruthers MD of TrayBakes.

Race Director Joanne May was very enthusiastic about the race and encouraged anyone wanting to sign up to do so early.

“The race is now in it’s fourth year and runners have started to have it fixed as part of their running calendar so I would encourage everyone wanting to run to book early to avoid disappointment, this year we may well sell all 200 places.” Said Joanne.

Stoneybeck 10K Race Information

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