Popular DK10K road race returns after two-year Covid break

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After a long-awaited two years, runners from across the county came together to race in the inaugural DK 10K once again.

Organised by Dudley Kingswinford Running Club and sponsored by C & W Commercials Ltd, the 10-kilometre road race was held on Wednesday 4 May at 7:15pm. An increasingly popular event, more than 550 competitors took part.

The course itself weaves through undulating country roads, fully closed off to any traffic.

Councillor Shaz Saleem, of the Kingswinford North and Wall Heath Ward, officially started the popular mid-week race.

First to cross the line wasReece Ashfield of Western Tempo in an impressive time of32 minutes 19 seconds. First lady home was Millie Smith of University of Birmingham in 39 minutes 8 seconds.

All finishers received a DK10K branded drawstring bag, plus a medal, water, banana and snack bar.

A spokesperson from DK Running Club said: “It was great to have the DK 10K back after two years postponement due to Covid.

“It was a huge success and we would like to thank all of the runners who took part, as well as the marshals, helpers, spectators and C & W Commercials Ltd.”

The DK 10K is a gold standard race and is run every first Wednesday in May. It was started in 1986 by Dr. Dick Blackburn.