Barry Jones 10k

Is this 'un a good 'un? Anyone?


  • LarsLars ✭✭✭
    I don´t know if it is a good race, but I received my number today. Have to improve my pb, hopefully by 6 - 7 minutes.
    Does anyone know if it is hilly?
  • Am told by a friend who ran the race last year that it probably fits in the "undulating" category, certainly not flat!!

    (That said, I'm seriously considering doing it anyway...!!)
  • Sorry can't help on info about the race.

    I just popped in as I thought now that must be a run in Wales with a name like that! Obviously very wrong!!

    Happy running!
  • Whee is it by the way?
  • Starts from outside the athletics track in Wimbledon Park, erm, about 130 miles east of Wales!
  • Jose.Jose. ✭✭✭
    the 10 miles event in september-october is pretty hilly, i don't know this 10k
  • LarsLars ✭✭✭
    I just came back from the race and it is not undulating. It is HILLY. There is a big mountain just after km 1, and there are two loops so it comes again after km 6.

    But is was nice, I got a pb and I am now officially a sub 50 runner.
  • sorry about that! though did say probably!!

    'undulating' seems to be a codeword for 'expect hill' anyway in most people's experience (see Yeovilton 10k for example...)

    Still, perfect conditions for it today and if you got a pb can't have been too bad!
  • LarsLars ✭✭✭
    No it wasn't to bad. It was just a shock to see that hill. It was hiding behind a curve, which was already uphill. A friend told me not to overdo it on the first kilometer because of the hill and when I saw the early slope I thought it doesn't look to bad. But then little MountVonToux showed itself. The second time I walked a bit of it. I raced on Saturday so I couldn't reach my target time today anyway, and I just made sure to get under the 50 minutes.
    On 25th of May there is another 10 k in Wimbledon which is supposed to be flat. I hope I can go for sub 46 there.
  • Well I run it today, my first ever run and with no preparation! Yes, there was a hill but I didn't think it was bad. I ran it in 65:56min and really enjoyed it so I will run again, this time with some training :)
  • LarsLars ✭✭✭
    here are some nice pictures taken at the top of the hill. MAybe you can find yourself in it.
  • Hi everyone

    Results now on

  • LarsLars ✭✭✭
    The results are now on their webpage. I don't know how, but somehow I was 7th women in. I have to check with my doctor ;-)
  • congratulations Lars-it's always nice to be so high up in a race when you don't expect it!
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