BBC Breakfast presenter signs up for Run Bike Run

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A TELEVISION presenter has added her name to the list of celebrities taking part in this year’s hotly-anticipated Worcester City 10K.

BBC Breakfast TV star Louise Minchin will join others in the Run Bike Run challenge, which forms part of the 10K event, on Sunday, September 18.

Louise, who already participates in triathlon events, will just take on the cycling part of the challenge and is appealing for team mates to run the 10K and 5K sections.

Minchin said: “I absolutely love taking part in mass events in different places. I think it is a fantastic way to see a city.

“I have been to Worcester once in my life and it struck me as a really beautiful place.

“For me, the atmosphere of all being involved in this joint endeavour and people coming out to cheer you on is just a really fun way of running and if you do it at an event like that you finish distances you never think you could.

“It is just a great, fun way of doing exercise.”

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DS Media + Events is the brainchild of Steve Cram, who heads a team who have extensive experience in event organisation, delivery and marketing of major sporting events, as well as broadcasting and the media. Steve, former international athlete, World Record holder and Olympic medallist is also director of Extra Mile, which has acted as consultant to numerous major running events such as the Bristol Half Marathon, Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All and has organised the elite road races at the Middlesbrough 10K.