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Eccleshill’s Daniel Jenkins returned to his home city of Bristol, straddling the River Avon in the southwest of England with a prosperous maritime history, for this popular 10k race. The Frenchay 10k was first held in 1980 and is one of the country’s oldest 10k events. The race was conceived with the joint purpose of staging a well-organised run for serious runners and beginners alike and raising money for local charities. The race starts and finishes on the UWE Glenside Campus, Blackberry Hill, Fishponds, Bristol. The course is scenic and undulating, varied terrain and comprises of a circuit of the grounds followed by an exit onto Blackberry Hill. At the bottom of the hill the route continues through Oldbury Court, onto Gill Avenue, runners then goe down Frenchay Road to Frenchay Bridge, up to Frenchay common, along Frenchay Park Road (spot why it’s called the Frenchay 10k!) and into Broom Hill before returning to the UWE grounds for the finish. Dan decided to enter this, the 44th edition of the race, to coincide with a trip to visit family. Lining up on the start line the weather was overcast but perfect for running. Dan finished in a brilliant time of 49:00 and son Josh achieving his first sub 50 minute 10k! Well done chaps! Great running!