Dronfield 10K

Just entered this, Anyone else?  I don't get to race much so look forward to it already.

 How hilly is it?



  • Anyone?     

    Back to fetch.

  • Nothing too difficult Jo, some gentle ups and downs and you get to do it twice! It's a popular event with people of all speeds running, even me...
  • Thanks   Nice to hear 'gentle'    it means I  have a decent chance of beating my first 10k time

  • Mmmm, I live on a hill so "gentle" is relative! Take it easy first lap and then let rip second time around when you know what's coming.
  • I have just recieved my running numer today. I have a minor niggle in my knee but raring to go. Looking forward to finishing and getting my medal or t shirt.

    Jo have you been doing much training for this?

  • Id have to agree with GB1 with regards to how hilly this is. i used to live in essex but now live in derbyshire so when i first did the race, yes it was hilly but now iv run around the course a few times then no its not particularly hilly. with regards to PB, its not ideal but you will not get stuck behind anyone on the route because the course is quite open. But the hills will stop any great times.
  • I can't really avoid hills (leek staffordshire) so not too worryed.   I have just started doing some "speed training"  so I am hopeing to see a bit of improvement.  mmmm'  hope I'm not being too optomistic.  

      Got my number too dirt monkey..........300

  • I'm doing it - hopefully my knee injury will be ok and I'll get through it.

     I'm not quite in the shape I was in for last years Sheffield Half Marathon, but this race is the acid test to see if I can possibly run in Sheffield again this year.

     It's also going to be my friends first ever run - so it'll be a case of nursing each other round I think.  I'm doing this one instead of Lincoln and I may do the Rother Valley 10km if the weather isnt as hot as it was last year - because that is "pancake" flat although windy on the back straight!

     Dynamick x

  • im only doing it because its sponsored by the gym/running club i go to. my main aim is the flm so will probably use this as a training speed session but im sure once im at the start ill probably change my mind and go for it, not that you would notice either way lol... Glad its chipped this year, i prefer to start at the back and then pass a few people rather than have them passing me.
  • Is the Dronfield 10k comparable to the Bolsover 10K. I thought the marshals there were great. Whats everyones estimated times. I hope to beat 46 minsimage
  • First chipped race for me, I hope that helps bring my time down a bit!! 

     I want get under 52........ the closer to a sub 50 the better.

  • Bolsover was flat to undulating, out into the countryside and relatively traffic free
    Dronfield is on the side of a hill, urban and road not closed off
    Course will be slower due to hill, which you have to run twice
    Hoping for 50 mins

    Live in Dronfield so suporting local race
  • anything around the 50min mark will do me, not looking for a pb because know its not likely.
  • Hi dave

     Will use you as a marker to try for that elusive sub 50, although I think it will be more than likely around 52/53ish as I know the course!!

    If I can at least keep you in view I know I will be doing well.

     Adrian I also live in Dronfield and its good to know we have such a well organised race on our doorstep.


  • havent seen you alot recently john... iv got to do 18 at least on thursday so i wont be holding my breath for a fast time, well what id call a fast time lol. ill still be aiming for a sub 50 though so your more than welcome to keep me company..
  • I have entered this one as my first race in 2 years , my aim is to get round without walking!!

    If I am under an hour I will be dead chuffed,

    I used to run a lot, but lost interest a couple of years ago, I am hoping that it will get me back into it, and give me a benchmark to move forward.

    Only time will tell !!

  • your coming along way to do this race northumberland
  • Far from Leek (NR stoke on trent)
  • Dave

     I'll see you Tues for that last run before the race

  • Just less than a week now!

    My first 10k of the year.... I'm just aiming for a sub 60.

    I love a good hill so hoping this will be challenging!
  • Goodluck everyone.Il be the one with the oxygen tank trundling behind me. Im hoping my last runs will be wednesday and friday. Looking forward to getting the tunes pumping and the heart ticking.

  • Anyone know what time you have to be there for?
  • Starts at 11.00, Chip timing this year and no entry on the day, so only should have to wait for the toliet queue, recall last year they had several (5+)

    Looking forward to the challenge....Good luck to all  
  • Good luck everybody.

    Enjoy that pasta!

  • I went to school with the guy who's won it about 3 times and came second last year about 32 mins image and there's me heading for sub 60!!!
  • Hi Aitch, everyone to their own targets eh. Starts at 11, i will be there for about 10.15 image
  • Hiya KPO - not you 'seen' you around for ages!

    Think I'll head down for about that time too....
  • Good luck everyone, I've done all the prep I can and apart from a little bit on Friday - my thighs and calves are crying "enough you fool!"image

    This run will definately be a "blow the cobwebs away" run - not done much running since last years Sheffield Half Marathon.  Plenty of gym work but theres not substitute for road running.

     See you all at the start - I'm taking a newbie on his first run - so if I finish last....its his fault image

  • From a nembie..v.nervous about it all but determined to enjoy it. Have received my number this morning-am being thick but do you just fasten it on with safety pin? What happens if it rains as number doesn't seem very durable!! As I say-I is a nembie. Any advice regarding suitability of clothong given the forecast is a bit grim even for us Northerners. Cheers everyone
  • Think of the post race stella and sunday dinner. thats enough to get me round

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