Andy Reading 10K

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16/10/2006 at 11:44
I've just entered for this. Haven't done it before, any one else done it? What's it like?
16/10/2006 at 13:02
flat i believe - bit exposed as mostly round an airfield - and considered fast

Alchester v good at putting on races and commenting on things so i'm sure one of them will be along shortly to tell you how fantastic a race it is :o)

i considered it but it's the morning after our club christmas party so will probably restrict myself to helping rather than running
16/10/2006 at 13:16
It is quick - a very slight incline in the 1st kilometre then flat all the way. The middle section is around an airfield. Last year it was foggy which made the course oddly atmospheric. You seem to get a good spread of standards as well.
16/10/2006 at 16:04
Ihave entered this, had a choice of this or the bedford half but this has one the day with the possible chance of a new pb over this distance.
just completed 2 halfs in the past 8 days re kenilworth and cardiff and have now got a race every weekend right up to xmas.
18/10/2006 at 16:48
I'm in too :-)
19/10/2006 at 08:39
I did this last year, and will probably have a go this year as well. I'd like to think I could get a PB on this course if I put the right training in...
23/10/2006 at 09:34
I'll be up for this, it will be good to keep the running going to keep fit for the skiing season!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mind you after doing the Abingdon marathon yesterday my legs are screaming NO!!!!!!!!!!! at me.
26/10/2006 at 18:30
Did this last year and got a PB.Will be back this year even though I will have done Luton Marathon the week before.
It is agreat event
26/10/2006 at 19:45
I booked in for this as a post-Abingdon pick-me-up. Glad to hear about the "spread of abilities" as I won't be doing a lot of training in-between! The plan is to do lots of cross-training over the winter to try and get rid of the nomadic problem roaming round my arse all summer (piri-wot?).

Woodle - hope you enjoyed Abi - are you local-ish too? It was my first and I don't think I could've picked a better one. By but that last loop's a bugger though.
27/10/2006 at 15:44
Hi there Fido2Dogs....

I managed to complete the marathon in 3hr 55.

My wife managed to run it in 3hrs 28.

We were both first timers, and the last loop wasn't good for the brain, let alone the legs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Curses seeing the 25 mile marker at the 18.5 mile mark.

Hopefully I will be closer to the wife this time, and we both will be aiming for the 40 minute mark for this, well she will be, and as ever I'll be lagging behind.

Based in Aylesbury & London so localish......

Woodle
04/11/2006 at 08:24
More of a Tortoise, don't let the club xmas do hold you back - I'm going for it but I'm not sure a PB will be on the cards!
Last Year Andy and I did this and it was great - it was really foggy so you couldn't see just how dull the airfield bit was. Sorry guys but it is the worst bit.
When you get to the finish, there's a table full of china mugs with the after race water in which makes a nice momento. The showers are good too!
The Golf club over the way does a storming Sunday lunch too so it's well worth the trip.
04/11/2006 at 09:21
I've raced my bike around W-o-t-G so know how dull it is. It's a real nightmare on a bike if there's a headwind down the back straight.

Good surface though and traffic free of course.
04/11/2006 at 11:04
Looks like a great race to get a 10k PB and if not, I get a bacon sandwich and a hot mug of tea ... I'm in !
08/11/2006 at 07:26
Got my number yesterday - 180.
12/11/2006 at 18:31
Going to do my entry tomorrow.
Enjoyed this last year as the fog meant I was less concious of how far ahead people were getting!
Agree it should be PB territory if you are in good shape (thats my chance gone then)
13/11/2006 at 09:44
Don't think I'll be PBing. Got a Christmas party the night before!!!
13/11/2006 at 13:29
I did a little drive around the course, with the exception of the airfield yesterday.

It looks flat enough, but very tight on the main road in Chesterton.

The biggest bonus for the wife is that it is very close to Bicester Village for some retail shopping on teh way home.

Joy of Joys..

Woodle
14/11/2006 at 17:48
I'm in. Might have been the bacon butties that sold it.

What's the best transport option for a car-less person coming up from from London? Bicester North station and jump in a cab?
14/11/2006 at 20:25
Thought about entering this but you guys all sound like runners - can anyone let me know if this is suitable for a beginner (ish). Don't want my bacon buttie to be the coldest one!!
14/11/2006 at 20:59
I did my second 10k here last year
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