Today is clearly a good day to run with events taking place in both Oxford and Guildford, the half marathon and 10k, respectively.
The fast and flat 13.1mile course through the streets of the university city of Oxford takes in the colleges, museums and parks that mark out the route.
Runners will cross over the River Cherwell, out into the village of Old Marston and then back past the spectacular colleges. Live music, bands and DJs will be helping to keep their spirits up and if you’re not taking part go along and line the route and cheer them on.
Across in Surrey, Guildford’s first closed-road town centre run, the Guildford 10k, takes place.
Starting from the cobbled high street, run 5km or 10km towards Clandon and back before receiving a huge finisher’s medal.
Some 2,000 runners are expected to take part in the Guildford 10k, which raises money for local charity Harrison’s Fund raising money for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
The event starts with a warm-up led by Field of Fitness training studio. The Mayor and Town Crier will then officially start the historic town’s first closed-road running race.
Porsche Centre Guildford will lead runners along the gently undulating “out-and-back” routes – which will be lined with local bands, a live DJ and spectators.
An experienced team of race pacers will encourage runners across the finish line where they can then enjoy a post-race massage.