Lincoln 10k runners to be serenaded with song

L-R: Cliff McCardle, Pete Allen, Andy Bland and Simon Hollingworth pictured after completing the Lincoln 10K last year.

A quartet of Lincoln 10K Road Race runners will be limbering up their vocal chords as well as their hamstrings as they plan to serenade competitors and spectators with songs along the route.

The group of four men will perform a song every two kilometres of the race, singing four part harmonies whilst encouraging people to donate into their collection buckets.

Cliff McCardle, Pete Allen, Andy Bland and Simon Hollingworth will be running for four different charities on the day.

One runner, Simon Hollingworth, the manager of Lincoln Drill Hall, will be raising money for the Lincoln Arts Trust, which takes art into the community in Lincoln.

“We’ve been singing together for the past 20 years, since we were students at Bishop Grossteste College, so we decided to combine this with the Lincoln 10K to bring a bit more silliness to the event.

“We’ll be singing four part harmonies – the Beatles, Elvis, that kind of thing – and we may even serenade some lucky people along the way,” said Hollingworth.

Less than 3,000 places are still available for the Active Nation Lincoln 10K Road Race on Sunday 25th March.

There are also places for the primary and secondary school races and the Buggy Push on Saturday 24th March.

For more information and to apply for the races, visit or follow the event on Twitter.

Source: City of Lincoln Council