November 4, 2007
Stewart Guynan 33:20
Poppy Meadows 39:31
No. of Finishers
The foot-and-mouth crisis may have forced the organisers of the Loseley 10K into a last-minute venue change, but the new route didn’t detract from the success of this challenging event.
A bright, sunny day provided great conditions for around 400 competitors, who were supported by volunteers, marshals, family and friends on the single-lap multi-terrain course. For some runners, the new route proved more challenging than the old, while others thought last year’s hillier course was harder.
The charity aspect of this race – each runner raised money for the CHASE Children’s Hospice – also contributed to the great atmosphere, but there were a few niggles from some runners.
Inaccurate distance markers in the early part of the race led to confusion, while GPS-toting runners felt the course may have been around 500m short – but given the challenge faced by the organisers to change the course last minute, this was understandable.
Some runners were also registered under the wrong gender, so their times didn’t appear in the online results.