RW Previews (South): Fordingbridge 10, October 26

Emergency! It's Hampshire's scenic Fordingbridge Fire Station 10

Posted: 2 October 2003

Where and when?
Sunday, October, 26, Hampshire

What is it?
Fire stations and road races aren't natural bedfellows. But the Fordingbridge 10 proves that big trucks with sirens and country lanes do in fact work in harmony when it comes to events.

The Fordingbridge 10 is a one-lap course run across undulating country roads and takes in picturesque Hampshire villages along the way. And what it may not have in elite runners, it makes up for with its friendly atmosphere. The event caters for all abilities and already has several first-time racers signed up.

Not that it’s all plain sailing, of course. A half-mile long up-hill slog at around the four-mile mark at Whitsbury will take you close to Desert Orchard’s stables. Once the descent is complete you can then admire the views of a historic Roman villa at Rockbourn.

What the organisers say:
“It doesn’t matter how slow you are. We don’t mind waiting at the finish-line for up to four hours.” Go on, try them out!

What RW says:
“A fine undulating course with a great community spirit.”

Watch out for:
A glimpse of the famous race-horse, Desert Orchard and the pub directly opposite the finish.

Any extras?
Premium parking spaces for big red vehicles. And a medal.

How to enter:
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