We are nearly there - and the weather looks like it might be kind.
It's important to make sure that when 10 am rolls round you're ready to go. To help you get those muscles warm and heart pumping Hayley will be back with us this year to lead a warm up at about 9.40 am. Make sure you pop along and get ready to run. If you are wondering what to expect, check out the film of last year's session.
Hayley will also be promoting a new sports nutrition drink Cdrive-7. Try a sample and see what else is in the range.
The Wyvern Steelpan Band are back with us this year. We really missed there uplifting tunes in 2015 but they will be there on the 10th July to get everyone into the Rio Carnival mood. Give them a wave or clap as you go by on your way out and as you head toward the finish.
They're back. We are delighted to announce that the fantastic Liberty Pride Cheerleaders will return this year - bringing all the pizzazz and cheers you need as you set out on and return from your run.
We are looking forward to seeing more of their great routines. They’ll be putting on a show for our finishers – hopefully out in the open air but, if wet, in the Big Top. Be sure to see it as you relax and recover from your run.
To find out more about the troupe click on their logo below.
If you have a place but know that you will not be able to run, we are offering a pre-event transfer service until Monday 4th July.
We have a waiting list of runners looking for places and we would urge you not to simply give your number to someone else; it invalidates the insurance and risks their disqualification. It might also result in someone wrongly winning a prize in a particular age/gender category.
There is a fee of £5 for this transfer service and the exchange of money between you and your recipient will have to be arranged by yourselves - we cannot accept responsibility for that transaction.
Please contact Sport Systems for further details.
A ten-strong team of staff and parents from The King’s School in Allington Lane are taking up the Wyvern 10K challenge for the first time this year.They have signed up to inspire students, challenge themselves to train and achieve, what for many of them, is a new goal and to raise money for their nominated charities.
The funds they raise will go towards two charities, Christians Against Poverty (CAP) and Equip, a charity set up by the former head teacher to build and support schooling and vocational education in Rwanda in Africa.
Senior pupils at The Kings School have the opportunity to go out to Rwanda and experience first-hand the work that is being done to rebuild the country in the wake of the genocide 20 years ago. They learn about the history of the genocide and play a part visiting and teaching in schools close to the Kingdom School which Equip has helped to build and continues to support.
Member of staff and parent Dasha Murdock suggested the run and has been training: ‘We wanted to join with our community for a fun event and raise some money for these two wonderful charities which do great work, CAP, here in the UK and Equip over in Rwanda.’ Teacher and team member Lou Larkum, an experienced runner, said: ‘I would love our team to aim high… perhaps to run the annual CAP half-marathon next year!’
Those of you that have run the Wyvern 10K before may well have noticed that when the year is even we have our splendid Big Top tent out on the school field. Now we'd love to claim we get it in for the race but in actual fact it is there because it houses the bi-annual Wyvern Arts Festival.
This year's festival kicks of on Thursday 7th of July and runs through to Thursday 14th July. There is something for everyone showcasing the talents of the whole community in music, drama, dance and art.
For more details about this years festival, click on the logo or go to:
Tickets for the event will be available during the 10K event in the Big Top.
You will have seen the No Headphones logo on you entry pages. A lot of people wonder why we require you to comply with this rule. The reason is simple - we need you to be able to hear any warnings given by our marshals when you are out on the road. We do try and keep the race traffic free but we cannot bar any vehicle that has a genuine need for access. If there is a vehicle on the course we want you to avoid a collision - there would be so much paperwork to fill out after!
We want to stress we do love music. We hope to have plenty around the course on the day and runners can play tracks through their phone speakers as they pound round (although we retain the right to ban anyone playing "Crazy Frog" on repeat loop even though it might give runners surrounding them an added incentive to put their foot down).
What are you listening to when you're clocking up the training miles? We'd love to hear your favourite training tracks and we can add them to the Wyvern 10K Training Tracks playlist on Spotify. Check it out through the link below and send us your suggestions through the comments (although please note "Crazy Frog" suggestions will be immediately disregarded).
We are down to our last 100 places.
With just a month to go there are only 100 more opportunities to sign up for the Wyvern 10K with it's great 2 for 1 deal on the Golden Wyvern (the medal and material version on our free t-shirts).
We are still really keen to see more junior runners - it's only £10 to enter and there are special prizes for 18 and under.
If you know of anyone - junior, senior or veteran - still thinking about entering, please let them know that time is of the essence!
Our blog will keep you up to date with all the developing details of the event