It is hard to determine the absolute fastest courses as everyone has different preferences, but these 6 are certainly up there. Flat courses, closed roads and great support are key factors and we reckon that any of these events would be ideal if it is a PB you are after.
Join us for a unique opportunity to run a Marathon, 20 mile, Half Marathon, 10k or 5k at the World famous Goodwood Motor Circuit. Race your way to a new chip timed personal best on this smooth, traffic free tarmac motor racing circuit, located at the foot of the Sussex Downs!
The flat 10k route embraces Reading's waterways for much of the distance, offering an appealing, multi-surfaced course that takes in rural, modern and historical areas of the town and surrounding countryside. Friendly atmosphere for beginners, yet a fast course for those who want to try for a 10km PB!
The Cardiff 10K has become an iconic, and above all, a family event, which raises money for the Kidney Wales Foundation and other incredible causes in Wales. It is one of fastest and flattest 10k courses in the UK, and has seen World records broken, and personal bests shattered. Starting and finishing at Cardiff City Hall, this 10k road race passes through the fabulous Cardiff Castle grounds and the City centre.
Warwickshire's best kept secret for road runners, Draycote Water offers smooth, flat road with stunning reservoir and countryside views. Running alongside the water, using dam wall pathways and a perimeter service road, you'll find mesmerising views of nature trails, wildlife and boats on the water as you notch up mile after mile.
Draycote Water, Rugby, Warwickshire, UK
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One of the UK's premier road races with a flat, fast and scenic route alongside the magnificent Swansea Bay. The race is open to all abilities aged 15+. The 10k course takes place along the beautiful sweep of Swansea Bay. it is a fast, flat course, perfect for improving your personal best. Voted second best 10k in the UK in the 2016 Running Awards.