The fourth race in the series is the 10k out-and-back race along the river path by the River Thames. This race has been brought back from August to July this year, to avoid the risk of running out of daylight! The course is flat, and is a mixture of grass and paths that take the runners from the aggregates factory by Asda in Greenhithe, past the Littlebrook Power Station to Dartford Creek, and back again.
Due to the very narrow paths at the start of the course, runners will be released in small groups in 10-second intervals at the start. Runners’ finishing times will subsequently be adjusted in order to provide accurate race times.
The start area is accessed by a public footpath just to the west of the Lafarge factory (DA9 9BT).
Here’s the course: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1216851421
Don’t forget – the results of this race will be decided not by overall speed, but by age-grading. More details of the WMA age-grading system here: https://www.runnersworld.com/rt-web-exclusive/a-guide-to-age-grading