Baxters River Ness 10K
The Baxters River Ness 10K & Corporate Challenge follow a flat, point-to-point course through the historic Highland capital of Inverness alongside the banks of the picturesque River Ness, and are renowned for their ‘PB’ potential.
Running events are some of the most popular types of fitness events out there – and are one of the easiest to get in to, whilst being very tricky to master. Because of this, it is a great place to start when you want to get in to a fitness regime – but there is a lot more to it than simply placing one foot in front of the other!
Brief History of Running
Competitive races are thought to have at first started (as with many sports) with the Ancient Greeks, though many other traces link it to the Egyptians, parts of Asia and many other parts of Africa. One of the earliest recorded event is from 1829 BCE at an Irish festival honouring the goddess Tailtiu in a series of sporting events known as the Tailteann Games. A thousand years later in 776 BCE, we have the first record of the Olympics in Greece, and this is likely where many forms of runs and marathons have their origins.
Since then many different type of events have come about – through the Olympic Games are still probably the most famous. Throughout the world events are held all the time from simple small 5k runs to enormous 26 mile sprints like the London Marathon.
How to get started in running events
Luckily it is one of the easiest sports to get in to – you just need to start moving! Starting off with small jogs and sprints is the best way to get started and then you can slowly start to increase distance to build yourself up to bigger and better runs. I’d suggest started off with something like a 5K as this is not too challenging but long enough for you to get a real sense for what is involved in the sport. You can read our article here all about how to prepare for your first 5K which will give you some more insight on how to get your training started.
Once you get started you will quickly see there is a lot more to taking on a run than simply getting out there and jogging. If you are looking to get serious then you may want to start investing in some good gear – a good pair of running trainers is the best place to start. You can also invest in a lot of other running specific clothing too though be warned things can start to get expensive.
Running Races Near Me
There are quite a lot of different runs to choose from depending on what kind of experience you are looking for, we list some of the best running events in the UK, if you know what type of event you want you can click one of the links below to find out more;
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Although we have picked this particular event, there are actually 4 different events taking place at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival so you really do have the widest choice available to suit your ability. Not only does it have great options but also stunning scenery, it takes place along the coastline and also the iconic Bournemouth pier. We have been to the Half Marathon event before so check out our review here.
The Baxters River Ness 10K Course
Perhaps you’re looking for the next step up from a 5K or are en-route to a half marathon or marathon? Maybe you see it as an opportunity to raise funds for your favourite charity or a chance to run in a new scenic setting? Possibly you are a club runner up for a new challenge? Or, like many others, maybe you are simply looking for a fun and enjoyable way to keep fit and healthy and need a goal to work towards. Whatever your motivation, the Baxters River Ness 10K won’t disappoint!
If you prefer a team approach to sport, then the 10K Corporate Challenge for teams of 4-6 could be the ideal race for you.
The Start is on Culduthel Avenue (near junction with Culduthel Road B681). From the Start, the route travels up Culduthel Road turning right on to the Southern Distributor Road and continuing on the Southern Distributor Road before turning left on to Essich Road and turning right down Torbreck Road before arriving at the t-junction on the Dores Road (B862). (From Torbreck Road/ B862 junction, the route follows same route as the Loch Ness Marathon to the Finish). Turning right onto Dores road, the route continues along the same road directly into the heart of Inverness, turning left into Cavell Gardens, following Ness Bank and Castle Road and turning left over main town road bridge, and left again immediately after the bridge into Ness Walk. The route continues along the edge of the River Ness to the Finish at the Bught Park in the centre of Inverness.
- Finisher's technical t-shirt
- Finisher's medal
- Goody bag
- Post-race soup and roll
- Electronic timing
- Downloadable finisher's certificate
- Highland Spring water stations on the route and at the Finish
- Baggage transfer from the start to finish
- Transport back to the start (after the race)
- Fantastic festival at the finish