Lacing up for the upcoming Great Birmingham 10k? There’s been a few changes you might want to take note of.
For starters, the infamous Lee Bank Middleway at the 8km and 11-mile mark have been removed due a redrawing of the race route. It’s a huge changes for regulars of the run, with many considering it one of the most challenging and therefore rewarding aspects of the run.
Now, both races will finish at Millenium Point in Eastside as opposed to Broad Street, which has previously welcomed sprinters home for the psat few years.
Organisers of the Great Run said the redrawing was down to pending works to carry out a £10 million revamp of the Centenary Square just outside the Library of Birmingham. It is feared that any such works would interfere with the race or vice versa.
As of now, the new course begins on Jennens Road near Birmingham City University, bridges down Moor Street, through Digbeth, down Pershore Lane, loops around Edgbaston Cricket Ground then heads all the way back up again, turning the corner at Jennens Road and finishing off at Millenium Point, Curzon Street.
Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 2017 wil be taking place on April 30th– a bank holiday weekend- and will also be featuring a Commonwealth Run in a bid for the city to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.