D-Day 10k

The D-Day 10k is organised by City of Portsmouth AC and is now in its 28th year, having initially started to commemorate D-Day, so it’s held as close to 6th June as possible.


This was a chip time event and the Race HQ was at the Lakeside North Harbour, Cosham which was close to the start and finish area. The event is very friendly and the flat, traffic free course consisted of 1 small lap followed by 2 large laps on firm paths around a lake. Prior to the start of the race, a minutes’ silence was held to remember those killed and injured in the Manchester and London incidents.

The first runner home was James Baker of Chichester Runners in a time of 33:28 and was paced by his club mate and training partner Christopher Zablocki who finished in the same time and who also holds the world indoor marathon record. I finished a minute faster than 2016 in a time of 50:36.Julie