5 reasons to run the Nuffield Health Kingston Run Challenge

8th August 2016

Since its inception at the beginning of the nineties the Nuffield Health Kingston Run Challenge has garnered an excellent reputation within the running communities of South West London. Small changes have taken place over time, but the basics remain the same, it’s a flat looped run following the River Thames from Kingston town centre to Esher and back. If you’re a runner and like a challenge, here’s five reasons to consider taking part in this 8, 16 or 26.2 mile race on Sunday 9th October.

  • Fast Flat Course: The route of the Nuffield Health Kingston Run Challenge is reassuringly flat, with no notable hills or climbs. This is ideal for runners looking to clock up a personal best, especially in the marathon distance.
  • Distances: It’s not common to find an event that offers 8 or 16 mile distances, but they can actually be really useful. The 8 mile course is an excellent way to step up a distance after a 10km event, and the 16 is a realistic next goal after completing a half marathon.
  • Pacers: The ever popular team of pacers will be back at the Nuffield Health Kingston Run Challenge this October, offering verbal support to runners on the way around, and keeping them on track for their desired time. Pacers will be available at minute per mile intervals from 7 through to 12.
  • Marathon Relay: New for 2016 is the marathon relay, offering a trio of runners the opportunity to team up and complete the marathon distance together. One member of the squad will lead by running 10.2 miles, with the others completing 8 each, taking them to the full 26.2 distance.
  • Route: Every year the overwhelming feedback from runners is that they love the route, as it’s not just functional, but also picturesque. The course takes in scenic Thames Ditton, the world famous Hampton Court Palace and the River Thames towpath.

Don’t miss out on joining this traditional and expertly organised run. Entries are now open, and you can register by visiting www.humanrace.co.uk/running