Fancy Men in Shorts or Women in Lycra?

By Craigie_B Last edited 128 months ago
Fancy Men in Shorts or Women in Lycra?

At Londonist we would be mortified if we thought you were sat at home bored on a bank holiday Monday morning.

So what could be better than nipping out for a coffee in town and catching 12,500 runners at a huge 10k race?

The first 'London 10,000' run will start at 10am on Monday morning. The course begins and finishes at St James's Park, following a loop along the north bank of the river past St Paul's and to the Tower of London before heading back. Expect the winner to cross the finish line at 10.30, with most runners getting there at 10.50 or 11.00.

This run is big - while the Momma of all runs (the London Marathon) boasts 35,000 runners, the course this time is a quarter the length of the marathon - so, trust us, it will be packed.

This the first time the race has been on, so if it works it will become a regular fixture in London's running calendar. Organised by the same people behind the London Marathon, it's likely to be a big success. Which is why this Londonista is going to be out there, running the streets.

The weather looks as though it's going to be dodgy, but it will be much nicer peering out from a Cafe Nero en route - and at least you won't be bored at home. Especially if you have a fetish for shorts or lycra.

Here's a PDF of the route

London marathon pic from klbw's Flickrstream

Last Updated 24 May 2008