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A message to my RW friends: if you are thinking of entering make it soon. At the current rate, the race will be full by 25th January. Bye for now.
Have been considering entering this for a few days now as it will be my first 10K (my first ever race of any distance actually !) and have now entered on-line thanks to the incentive from Blackers.
Any details of what to expect and should I try a 5K a feww weeks before just to get the feel of racing ?
Doug - the race attracts many local first timers, so you should expect to be amongst friends! Once you have completed the race, you'll realise there's nothing to worry about, and you may even be hooked.
If you do fancy a 5k, there is a friendly event that takes place from David Lloydd just off the M271 on 10th Feb - it's a smaller event of about 200 people but it's 2 laps so you're never more than 1.25k from base! Here's a link to the organisers site http://www.conceptsport.co.uk. Actually, the benefits of doing a 5k a week or two before a 10k are well known - it gets your body in tune for the longer distance.
Have checked out the David LLoyd 5K but this looks a bit too serious for me with some quite fast times posted for last year. Still, as it is a loop maybe good be good to try out,
STOP PRESS - we have had a few cancellations, and a couple of clubs have not taken up their reserved places so:
There are 20 places available (as at 15:00 on 4th March)
They are open to on-line entries only - click on the event details at the top of the thread.
This will be the biggest showing for Andover AC this year I think looking at the entry list.
Hoping for a reasobale decent time, last time out a few years ago got 40:02, would be happy with 42:30 this year as now older, (not wiser) and getting close to being what I was a few years back, but not quite there yet.....
Hey guys, i have been a complete eejit and didnt manage to enter in time... if anyone knows they now cant make this please please could you let me know - or if you know of any cancellations...
Failing that i will be there cheering you all on so good luck to all!!
Weather doesn't look too great
and I see the usual car park is not available?
(He said cheerfully....)
I'll be there anyway
Jon and I enjoyed the race today, only took 50 mins travelling from Poole by car and although there were obviously alot of people trying to park, we managed to find a place fine enough close to the finishing field area.
Weather was ok in the end, route was good and the cakes etc were a nice finish to a well organised race
Thank you for your kind feedback
Results are here
ps sorry about the weather. Apparently I will get the deposit back!
Blackers - a very well organised race.
Just one query re. the SEAA F35-44 champs. My wife got the silver medal. Can you tell me who got the gold as she seems to have finished first in that category?
My first time running the race as I'm new to the area and it's defnitely one I'd pencil in next year - reminds me of Leeds Abbey Dash in its course profile and general organisation, and that is praise indeed.
I got myself a PB (by 2 minutes!), and it was my first race in Southampton Running Club colours so I am very pleased with myself. I forgot to head back to race HQ to pick up my T-Shirt though as a momento of the race - doh.
Excellent well organised race again. Thank you!!
Eastleigh 10k has always been a great race for me as I live local, and I knocked 3 minutes off my personal best yesterday as well with a time of 38:45 - 117th position.
Was there an official photographer this year? Or any photographs of the event taken?
I did see lots of official looking people taking pics - well, they had big expensive cameras anyway!
I'd love to see the pictures if they're kicking around.
My first race, really enjoyed it, running with so many others helped me along. I think I might have got the bug !!
Have found some pics here www.antbliss.com