Weald of Kent 10

Tracey GTracey G ✭✭✭
This is my first Weald of Kent 10. Looking forward to it, plus a weekend away in our caravan image


  • Ooh, it's supposed to be a lovely one this.  Enjoy it.  I have the North Downs 30k and Harvel in June so I am a bit busy.  I will do it next year.

    I expect a good race report to let me know what I am missing. image

  • Tracey GTracey G ✭✭✭
    SS - I does sound lovely and it is flat. So I am hoping for a 10 mile pb.
  • Yes, it is flat, with one short rise into Frittenden at about 7 miles.   The scenery is not dissimilar to that at Halstead and, provided it is not too hot, a PB is a definite possibility on this course.   Unfortunately, family commitments mean I shall be elsewhere this year (having run the last two of these), but it's a really lovely race - even if I do tend to drive straight past the place where it's held!
  • Tracey GTracey G ✭✭✭

    Sir CdeC - now that is a shame that you will not be there this year, we do have good taste in races image

  • Tracey GTracey G ✭✭✭
    My club mate Ragged Sporran is doing this race now image
  • I'm about to enter the "Forest 10" near Warminster on the same day; the first six miles of that are described as "hilly"...
  • Tracey GTracey G ✭✭✭
    Sir CofC - you like hills then image
  • Just to let you know the race is full and we won't be accepting any entries on the day, so if you haven't entered please don't travel.
  • If anybody knows of anyone who is dropping out of this race, could you let me know. I would love to run it and am very disappointed that it is fullimage
  • Any comments from previous year runners about the course (hills, tricky bits, etc) welcome please as will be a newbie on this course on Sunday (thanks CdeC for yours).  

     Sorry to hear it's full discodiva. Missed out on York 10k for same reason when tried to book this week and that's not until August! 

  • Ooo - very close now - I shouldn't be sitting here drinking wine!
  • Hi all - hope you enjoyed the race this morning. The provisional race results are now on the Maidstone Harriers website:

    Maidstone Harriers

  • The race was really great! Thanks to Maidstone Harriers!
  • Tracey GTracey G ✭✭✭
    Paul - the race was brilliant but I had a cold so my race was not a pb. I hope to come back next year and get a pb.
  • Nice conditions - good course - only argument would be with the twists n turns at the end, but small point. Well done for getting the results up so quick.
  • A real gem of a run: great course, great run, great organisation, great scenery, great crowd at end. First time here but will be back next year for sure.

    More climbs than I'd expected from the rw.co.uk description as 'flat' and missed target time by 21 secs but well worth the running and travel effort for this one. Plus the afternoon picnic lunch and gardens etc over at Sissinghurst the perfect way to make a day of it for my wife.

     Thanks also Paul H for getting the results up so quickly (aka Adrian Russell race no 389).

  • Gutted to see only 271 finishers when the race sold out.

     I'll get my entry in early next year.

  • Tracey GTracey G ✭✭✭
    Martian - yes get your entry in early next year. It always winds me up when a race is fall and runners drop out. I did it yesterday with a cold, feeling crap today thou.
  • My guess is that with race numbers up to 600 and the results being provisional there will be more results up in the next day or two for the back fo the field? Did feel like more than 271 people at the start but not a good judge of crowd numbers. Otherwise yes agree 329 dropping out is appalling.
  • Tracey GTracey G ✭✭✭
    The race limit is 300.
  • OK thanks Tracey G, I stand corrected.

  • I could tell you were all enjoying yoruselves, I've never had so many people say "thanks marshall". Whats it worth for me NOT to publish the photos my kids took?
  • This was my first 10 mile event so I guess I got a PB!  Is there anywhere to view the results?
  • Yes Rob, look at www.maidstoneharriers.co.uk.  Well done on your first 10 mile and PB!
  • Tracey GTracey G ✭✭✭
    Orv - Was your kids the one with the blue kiddy camera with handles?
  • Loved the horse in the paddock at the finish line doing a lap of honour whenever there was cheering!
  • Tracey G wrote (see)
    Orv - Was your kids the one with the blue kiddy camera with handles?
    Yes, but it's a real digital camera which holds around 200 images.  Quality may be dubious though, especially given how they wave the thing around.
  • BTW anyone who thinks this is NOT a flat course needs to run e.g. Ramsgate, Tonbridge or Dartford half!!
  • Thanks for all the positive comments. There are now a load of photos on the Harriers website.
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