Bristol 10k road race attracts more than 11,000 runners

  • 20 May 2012
  • From the section Bristol
Winner of Bristol 10k
Image caption Winner Edao Weliy completed the course in under 30 minutes

More than 11,000 people are thought to have run the Bristol 10k road race, which is now in its fifth year.

The race took runners along the Harbourside, and out and back along the Portway.

The route then went through the Avon Gorge, and passes twice under the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Race director Georgette Van Hoof said putting the event on was a "massive year-round project". Road closures have been in place.

Ms Van Hoof said: "Obviously we do the Bristol Half Marathon as well as the Bristol 10k and there are some similarities between the two events.

"It's basically a year's work to put on either of our large road races."

The fastest runner Edao Weliy, from Ethiopia, completed the course in under 30 minutes.

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