The Hitchin 10K starts in Hitchin Priory crosses the footbridge and then takes a sharp right along the well-trodden footpath across Priory Field to brick kiln lane. Next it follows the half marathon course up to Preston via Offley Holes hill before returning via Hitchin Road and Gosmore. The hill into Preston is the biggest challenge to overcome. Because of the 1K off-roads this is classified as a multi-terrain course and does not qualify for a road race measurement certificate. The course has been measured by an official measurer but we have to say this is about 10K.
This race was added in 2015 to provide an alternative to the H3M for runners looking to enjoy a challenging 10k run.
Runners comments on the route are available here and have been overwhelmingly positive and encouraging. If you fancy an enjoyable run and a real sense of achievement on completion this is the race for you
It’s beautiful and hilly – up to Preston and down back to Hitchin.