Lincoln 10K road race attracts record numbers

Lincoln 10k runners
Image caption More than 5,000 people have entered this year's race

A record number of entries have been received for this year's Lincoln 10K road race.

More than 5,000 runners have registered for the 15th annual event which takes place on Sunday 3 April.

Organisers said that people should not leave it too late if they want to take part, as the number of runners is limited to 5,500.

There are only 220 places left and once they are filled registration will close.

Last year's race attracted nearly 5,000 runners compared with the first race in 1997, which attracted just 200.

Keith Taylor, senior sports development officer at the City of Lincoln Council, said: "5,500 is the limit for safety reasons but I would like to see the event expand further, especially next year because of the Olympics."

The deadline for entries is Friday.

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