ASICS Oulton Park 10K

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08/02/2014 at 11:08
I've entered this 10k and wondered how many others have . It doesn't seem to be getting much coverage . Only 2 weeks to go , let's hope there's loads of entrants . 3 laps of the course so there's a good chance I'll be lapped by the winner : (
19/02/2014 at 14:08

I've just entered this 10k event. It appears that asking question on teh events Twitter feed that there is proably going to be about 500 entrants running the 10k. Should be fun. See you there !

20/02/2014 at 12:36

Thanks Matt , 500 entrants sounds good to me . Wish I had my number already without having to go to registration on the day . Have a good run .

20/02/2014 at 19:04

anyone know how many have signed up for the half,that seems pretty quiet too! 3 of us running it and our bib numbers are 2488,2489,2490. would be good if thats how many runners have signed up but i somehow doubt it

23/02/2014 at 13:58
Rip Off 10K. Medal advertised but none provided. No T Shirt either. Eighteen Pounds???

Thoroughly carved up.
23/02/2014 at 15:56

someone told me it was measuring 13.5 miles on the half...!!

not clever!!

windy or what!!??

good event though...

23/02/2014 at 16:19

Yes poor goody bag . Bit of a boring race really , total lack of atmosphere . What was that wristband for ?? And why couldn't they send out numbers Instead of photo Id to get number on the day . 

cougie    pirate
23/02/2014 at 17:19
I think the wristband is a requirement for the racing track. I only ever get them for events there.

I think the half was accurate - most people were just sticking yo the edge of the track and running extra. My garmin had 13.19 and that was when I remembered to stop it after scoffing my Jaffa cakes and wobbling out into the car park.

Mile markers would have been a nice touch. It would be easy to lose count of the laps.

That's the windiest race I've ever done so well done everyone - and that marching band was excellent. Playing and doing a half ? Blimey.
23/02/2014 at 18:05

No times up yet?   someone said you could put your number in and get a print out!!!  

WTF ?   why don't they tell you this?????

too late now....clowns...!

23/02/2014 at 19:10

Results on stuweb.co.uk . Yes got my results from pit lane garage after race .

23/02/2014 at 19:45

cheers Kevin...1.38.50....doh... think the wind made for slow times.....?

cougie    pirate
24/02/2014 at 15:59
Oh free pics - did they mention this in the blurb ? Some events charge a Kings Ransom for your photo.

http://xtramileevents.smugmug.com/Event-Galleries/ASICS-Oulton-Park
25/02/2014 at 16:44

i did the half and as i said on that forum ive complained(unsurprisingly heard nothing yet) and i'd hope everyone else will do the same, a medal was promised but none was given,a massive rip off, an event to avoid and a company to avoid when thinking about races to enter!

27/02/2014 at 11:08

i would be interested to know much slower peoples times were for this event...taking into account the hills and the extreme wind....

what was the winners PB etc and how did this event compare????

cougie    pirate
27/02/2014 at 11:27
You could google that Jon - look on Power of 10 for the details of the winners.

I was slower - but I think lack of training was the main reason.

I'd not think it was a fast course with that climb every lap and the wind buffeting you around.

Boothy - the medals are a shame - but I'd give them a go for events. It's not a massive rip off compared to some half marathons I could name. I'm really not fussed on 'goody bags' - the race is the main thing for me.
27/02/2014 at 23:18

thanks cougie ... i never knew about that site...just checked it out and it seems that the winner Dave Norman has been averaging around  68 mins .. for a HM... and Oulton was 73... so i guess we can all knock off 5 mins for our times....which i thought was about right ....!!  thanks again for the info...i am not in a club so not heard about that....!

27/02/2014 at 23:22

Jon, I ran Rhyl 10 mile the same day and everyone was at least 4-5 mins North of their usual time. 

 


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