Sidmouth runner Jane Hemsworth first in age group at London Olympic Park 10k race

Jane Hemsworth at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10k run

Jane Hemsworth at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10k run - Credit: Archant

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10k is an event run on the first Saturday of the month from October to March, writes Terry Bewes.

It is held in a phenomenal London location avoiding all road crossings.

It is a flat, three-lap race with a few tight turns and slight undulations taking in the Pringle, Arcelor Mittal Orbit and both sides of the river

It is a mixed ability race and all runners are welcome.

There were 567 entrants split roughly 50/50, male/female. Joining the start line wearing her ‘mighty green’ vest was Jane Hemsworth who completed the race in 51:03.

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That time saw her win first place in her age group and she was also 51st female overall.

The £15 entry was great value as at the finish you were given a great goody bag and a sparkly medal.

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Jane said: “It was awesome to be there.”

So awesome in fact that she did not even go shopping!

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