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Looking forward to this one, as are my kids for the 3k. I've run it every year since 2006 and got faster each time.
Bring on that hill!
Would you say this is OK for a "10km" virgin? Not a particularly fast runner but would like to progress on from the 5k to 10k and looking for one that wont mind if I come at the back!!
Carolyn - yes I would say this is OK for a beginner. It is not the easiest 10k as it is not flat, but is is not too challenging either. All sorts of runners enter including beginners. It is one of my favourite events of the year. There is a lovely village fete like atmosphere at the start/finish, and the organisers and marshalls are very friendly.
I'm in again. I'd forgotten the hill Haven't received a race pack yet.
Last year, this was part of their official description of the race - "Starts with a challenging Hill . . . "
- and how!
Yes, they described it correctly! It's a steep start . . . and then it gets even steeper!
It's the first race I've run where I actually felt gravity pulling me backward before getting my foot down for the next step and I needed to walk before I had done 1K But, once you get over that bit everything evens out fairly well and the route does more gentle things. Fantastic finish though (and the only one where I can honestly say I sprinted over the finish line )
Phil - I seem to remember a Tombola stall amongst other things (I won some absolutely awful Christmas cards!)
Not got my race pack yet either...
Yup, very tough start, don't expect a fast first mile. Lovely finish though.
They usually have a bouncy castle, BBQ and I think a beer tent.
On the website it says "A fun run round the Park is planned for children to start at 10.45". Last year this was a 3k. They also put on a '100 metres' type run for the younger kids.
Still not got my running pack though. Anyones else?
Apologies, i didn't read that far. good stuff daughter will be happy.
I applied online this morning for the 10K, hopefully i'll get my pack this week.
I did my second 10K yesterday 'Swallowfield' and thought what the heck i got a week to recover.
I haven't got my race pack yet either.
How was Swallowfield? I was signed up to run but had to cancel as double booked myself.
I am trying to find a post code for this race but can't find one and I haven't had a reply yet from the organisers...
I have just got my race pack in the post. It doesn't show a postcode on there or on their website. I know the park is on Town Lane if that is any help.
i wll try this and hope for the best on the day
The hill is pretty steep, just take that first 1k really easy as a a warm up and the rest is a doddle,. The hill is then a fast blast back to the start field.
Nice leafy route too and the beer tent usually has Rebellion from Marlow - perfect for a bit of post race re-hydration
Yes this was enjoyable, the first hill was hard, but i think i scared myself so much before hand, it didn't appear as bad as i thought.
I still can't get the hang of running with a cup of water, so had to stop and walk for a little while, which made it hard for my legs to get going again, but the water was needed.
I don't know how i didn't fall over coming down the final hill, i almost missed the right turn at the end, and took out the marshalls.
ps. i guess next race i need some plasters as (male thing) i have bleeding nipples, never had that before, ouch.
My daughter did the fun run, which she did really well in, unfortunately they didn't time it, which is a shame, luckily i made it back in time to see her second lap though.
As for the results, they mentioned that there was an 'IT' malfunction, and the results would be posted on the website later that day
I have checked but it still hasn't been updated, still showing 2009 results, does anyone knows where else to look
I'm one of the event organisers as well as someone who ran on Sunday at Wooburn. The results are now on the website - thanks for ytour patience and apols for the delay. The computer crash after around 50 runners came through has caused us a real problems but thankfully we had backup systems in place. Relying on the secondary, manual system means accuracy may not be quite as good as we'd like, but hopefully there will not be too many concerns.
Its great to see the postive feedback on this forum and the event listing itself. Please keep the feedback coming - we want to know what you all like and don't like so we can continue to make it better. But we're not talking the hill away!!
Thanks to all for running, whether you're a newbie or a Wooburn veteran. And a particular thank you for acknowledging the contribution of the marshalls, I'll make sure that gets passed on.
Thanks to you and all the marshalls, great event.