Fundraisers limber up for Lincoln 10k

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Costume-clad, competitive and charity runners are preparing for a weekend of fundraising as the annual Lincoln 10k road race nears.

As preparations get underway for the event, which attracts thousands to the city, those travelling to the area should be aware of road closures and key event timings.

The Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10k is being organised for the first time by Run for All, in partnership with the City of Lincoln Council, after cuts meant that the council lost its sports and activities service.

Events begin early on Saturday, March 21, with children aged nine to 15 taking part in the Arena Group Mini and Junior Runs.

The 10k starts at 11am the following day on Riseholme Road and finishes near Lincoln Cathedral.

The route takes the field along Longdales Road, Nettleham Road, Church Lane, Newport, B1273, Burton Road and Queen Elizabeth Road. They are among 17 roads that will be closed for the race.

A number of road closures or restrictions are in place between 6pm on Friday, March 20 and 4pm on Sunday, March 22.

Click here for a full list of road closures.

The 2015 Lincoln 10k route map.

The 2015 Lincoln 10k route map.

Some of you have already been in touch with your fundraising targets.

Kyle Senior and Paul Spence will be running the Lincoln 10k in medieval suits of armour, in aide of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Ambulance Service.

Last year, Paul ran the 10k in his armour and the pair are now hoping the beat his fundraising record. To sponsor them, you can visit the JustGiving page here.

Fundraisers Kyle Senior and Paul Spence are gearing up to tackle the Lincoln 10K road race.

Fundraisers Kyle Senior and Paul Spence are gearing up to tackle the Lincoln 10K road race.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Laura Pointer is aiming to raise at least £100 for KIDS Strut, a charity that works with disabled children, young people and their families in Lincolnshire.

Anyone who wants to support Laura can do so by visiting her JustGiving page.

Daryl Spencer has set himself a target of raising £1,000 for Help for Heroes. So far, he is about a quarter of the way towards reaching that goal.

To sponsor Daryl, visit his fundraising page.

Are you preparing to take part in the Lincoln 10k? Get in touch with your pictures and fundraising links via [email protected]

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