Runners get on their marks

The first event of the Northants 5k Race Series takes place on Sunday.

It starts from Corby boating lake at 10.30am and will follow a route around Hazel Wood. The series was developed during 2012 by the Northamptonshire Athletics Network as part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games legacy programme.

The race is for beginners, as well as club class competitors. There is also a team challenge for clubs, work colleagues and jogging groups.

Every runner will receive a medal and there will be prizes for the top three, the series winner and the winners of the team challenge. For more details visit www.northants