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Head to Somerset for some autumnal race magic

SOME of Somerset’s most stunning and beautiful locations will be the backdrop for some of the West Country’s most gruelling but inspiring 10K races this autumn.

The 1610 Cary Canter 10k takes place on Sunday (October 15th) and leads runners past the spectacular views of Glastonbury Tor, King Alfred’s Tower and Bruton Lodge Hill fort whereas the 1610 Shepton Mallet 10k on Sunday 29th October takes in the historic landmark of Shepton Mallet gaol and continues through some beautiful but hilly terrain ending at the town’s Collett Park.

The Canter is now in its 7th year and is one of the most gruelling races in the 1610 race series, it is nearly all off road yet the muddy, and challenging hilly terrain still remains a great favourite with regular race runners who feel inspired enough by the breath-taking countryside to tackle the daunting route.

The race starts and finishes at Caryford Fitness and Leisure Centre at Castle Cary and the event also includes a Junior 1k Fun Run.

The Shepton Mallet 10k, which starts and finishes at Collett Park, is expected to attract 300 runners and is one of the most popular events on the 1610 Race calendar boasting a hilly but picturesque route all on road.

For further details see the website at: www.1610.org.uk