What is podium5k?
podium5k has been set up on a brand new purpose built cycle track (1k loops with 3.6ft of climbing, no corners, just sweeping bends, floodlit and traffic free) and offers the perfect opportunity to be the fastest 5k in the country . We will grade ALL races so we can put on true races for everyone.
How does grading work ??
We will put a time limit on each race so
a) Runners won’t have to worry about over taking
b) All races will have runners of the same ability, meaning you will hopefully be in a genuine race for the full 5k. If this means over time we have to put 4 or 5 races on per meeting this is what we will do.
We just want to bring back the fast races.
We will not be doing any checks on ability, it will be left to the individual on entry to the race to decide which race you should be in. Being in the faster race doesn’t always mean you will get a faster time, maybe quite the opposite sometimes.
Will I see my podium5k times on power 10?
Yes, podium5k has been officially measured so times and results will be accepted by Run Britain and Power 10.