Popular club to take over running of annual event

Event: Participants at last year's Run Preston event
Event: Participants at last year's Run Preston event
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A popular running club is taking over the organisation of an annual city race.

For the past 10 years Run Preston has been organised by Preston Council, but the event is now being co-ordinated by Fylde Coast Running.

This year, the event which has seen 15,000 runners take part over the last 10 years, will take place on Sunday September 28.

Fylde Coast Running aims to build on the event with support from the council.

Director of Fylde Coast Running, Lewis McAndrew said: “It is fantastic for us to be co-ordinating such an established event.

“We will be trying to improve the event further, one of the improvements we have made already is allowing runners to sign up on the day to participate.

“We have lots of experience to bring to Run Preston, we have co-ordinated half marathons and marathons in Blackpool and Fleetwood, the Great North West Marathon for the last 25 years and numerous 10k’s over the years. We aim to provide quality events of the highest standard for all types of runners.”

Events manager at Preston Council, Tim Joel said: “We are delighted to be supporting Run Preston.

“It is great that Fylde Coast Running have decided to take this event on and take it forward.

“This now allows us to focus our resources into the development of a new sporting event for the calendar to increase participation in sport in Preston.

Anyone who wants to take part in Run Preston this year can do so online at www.runpreston.com.

Fylde Coast Running is affiliated to UK Athletics has been involved in more than 200 races since 1988.