Lincoln 10K organisers closely monitoring snow warnings

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Organisers of this weekend’s Lincoln 10K have said they are constantly monitoring weather warnings for snow and ice.

Thousands of participants are being told to look out for updates of possible disruption and to be prepared to dress for bitterly cold conditions.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice in Lincoln from 6pm on Friday, March 16 until midnight on Sunday, March 18.

The yellow warning for ice and snow affects much of the country this weekend. Met Office

Current predictions from Met Office forecasters indicate Lincoln will see temperatures drop overnight tonight with windy and showery rain turning to snow from the late evening onwards.

They go on to say Saturday will be “bitterly cold with strong easterly winds and some ice in places. Scattered snow showers throughout.”

Scattered snow showers are also expected on Sunday.

The Run For All junior races take place in Lincoln on Saturday, March 17 and the main event is scheduled for Sunday, March 18.

Tristan Batley-Kyle, Head of Events at race organisers Run For All, said: “We are closely monitoring the situation and consulting with health and safety professionals as well as the City of Lincoln Council and Lincolnshire County Council, on how it might affect the Lincoln Mini and Junior Runs and the City of Lincoln 10K, to be held on Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18.

“The welfare of our participants and spectators is our number one priority and we will take all measures we can to ensure their safety.

“We will be communicating with our participants as and when we have any information to share. If the event(s) are to be significantly affected, we will endeavour to give as much warning as we can.

“In the meantime, we are asking our runners to be mindful of the weather forecast for the weekend and ensure they are prepared for the cold temperatures and possible snow and ice.

“We would ask participants and spectators to ensure they are dressed for the weather and plan to leave plenty of extra time for travel.

“We would like to assure runners we’re taking all the steps we can and we’ll be in touch further.”