Bristol 10k has gone from strength to strength in recent years, establishing itself as a major date in the running calendar.
Whilst the runners are waiting for their alarm clocks to go off or doing a last minute bit of carb loading, the REM team have already been hard at work for several hours setting out the course and making sure every detail is in place.
It’s not all about elite runners and club runners as many people are lacing their shoes for their first time in a formal event.
Underneath overcast skies and a smattering of rain (which race officials cleverly describe as “advantageous cool conditions”), thousands of runners took to the streets of Bristol led by Lord Mayor Claire Campion Smith.
Men’s race winner Jonah Chesum finished with an unofficial time of 29 minutes 17 seconds, while Louise Damen was the fastest woman at 33 minutes 40 seconds.
The REM finishing time was a lot later but in fairness, we were carrying barriers, signage and event kit.