ONE of the country’s best 10k races takes place just round the corner, taking in roads and trails through National Trust woodland.

The Petts Wood 10k, organised by Petts Wood Runners, is back for its seventh edition on October 13.

It is highly rated, having scored a whopping 97 per cent overall in Runner’s World with 100 per cent of respondents saying they would do it again.

That means you’ll need to enter soon, because past years have been fully subscribed before race day. Last year, more than 600 people took part.

As well as being in beautiful surroundings, it caters for a range of abilities. Last year, Blackheath and Bromley Harrier Peter Tucker won in 34 minutes 51 seconds, while runners were still coming in nearer the one-and-a-half hour mark.

Club chairman Anne Dunstan said: “Our 10k event is the highlight of the year for our club. 

“Everybody pulls together to ensure that we can put on the best family-friendly event possible. 

“There is always a feel good factor amongst competitors and a real sense of pride from our club members after every successful event.”

In its six year history, the Petts Wood 10k has also raised £20,000 for Harris HospisCare.

Go to for information and to enter.

Petts Wood Runners are still looking for sponsorship for the event from local businesses. 

Contact Ray Sievey to get involved.