ON Sunday, September 24, Taunton 10k Road Race returns as nearly 500 runners are set to take on the challenge.

For the 35th annual event runners will set off from Everyone Active’s Blackbrook Leisure Centre at 11am.

The course takes them around Chestnut Drive, Upper Holway Road, Holway Avenue, South Road, and Stoke Road before heading out to Stoke St Mary then back along Haydon Lane, past the golf driving range, to the finish at the Leisure Centre.

The event is organised by Taunton Carnival Committee and supported by Somerset and Taunton Town Councils.

Carnival Chairman Marilyn House said the race was once again well supported: “This is very much a local run with the majority of entries coming from the Taunton area and the local clubs turning out in force. We’re very happy to see contingents from further afield across Somerset as well Devon and Dorset."

Look out for race reports and pictures in next week’s County Gazette with full results appearing on our website.