I know it's expensive but what a route!!
I missed this one last year (probably just as well from the weather!!) but I have entered for 2009 and I am looking forward to this event.
Apart from the Reading Half Marathon this will be one of my "big" events for the year.
Anyone else on here taking part?
Anyone from the Reading area want to lift share? I'm happy to drive.
I'll be there as it is nice and local. I didn't do this one last year and must admit I've heard/read mixed stories about it. Hopefully the weather will be better this year!
Which would be better for a newbie to run in, either the BUPA London 10,000 or the British 10k in London on 12 July.
Does anyone know what time this starts ? The website doesn't say, and I have to travel so might not enter if its too early.... Their phone helpline still refers to 2008 and says nothing....
I ran this last year and got a PB despite the awful weather, which may have contributed to some mixed reviews. I sat in a portaloo at one point thinking "I could just go home - nobody would know" but really glad I didn't. I can only speak from my experiences, but I'd have to recommend this one, flat, chip timed, excellent support (considering the monsoon!!!), fairly flat, out and back - some GREAT musicians along the way. Kevin - I'll check my entry from last year later today and get back to you - I can't remember the exact time, but I have a feeling it was around 10:30 (ish).
I loved the event, and personally, I'd recommend. But i can't compare it to British 10K as I have not took part, sorry.
Good luck to all who've entered. It's a smashing course.
I've run in the July race but not this one.
Both are flat with great sights and plenty of runners. They are both good for beginners if you can afford them!!
Very hard to judge lasty ears race as weather was atrocious and did but a dampner (excuse the pun) and the whole day. Saying that, to sum up the two races for comparision the British 10K has a better, and I think faster route, but the Bupa 10,0000 is far better organised, baggage etc.
If I had to pick one I'd plump for the British 10k if you can avoid the baggage by either travelling light or taking a friend, aka bag carrier There are plenty of folks on here that will disagree though......
I'd heard that about British 10K, but couldn't speak from experience - what was it like COugie for you? I'm assuming here that you ran it, forgive me if I'm wrong.
ALthough the weather was absolutely dismal last year for 10 000, I thought for an inaugral event the organisation was smooth, and I personally was impressed by the support of the water station people, marshalls and Londoners that came out to suppor this one - they were relentlessly cheerful and supportive, it (for me) made the event quite thrilling.
Good luck with choices.
If you wanted an additional July 10K - www.greatrun.org they have the Great Capital Run on 26th July. Large crowds, chip-timed, and the last 2 years it was in Hyde Park (though I note it is TBC on the www site so far). Race entry not open yet, but I'd thoroughly recommend this one too, it's fast, well marshalled/organised, large event, nice T shirt and medal, and a lovely atmosphere.
I`m in - looking forward to this one but I see that it`s on a Bank Holiday Monday so bound to rain !!!
Only 400 places left when I booked.......
(Hello WTS )
Hi Kelly, welcome aboard! Have you done this one before?
I've just found out that Wokingham Half which was postponed because of the snow/ice has been rescheduled..... to the day before this race!!
The day following this I'm heading off to France for a walking tour round the Somme battlefields, so this is going to be one hell of a week!!!
Hello & welcome kaysdee (& WTS)
Like WTS, I`m down for the Wokingham Half the day before so this 10km is going to be a longer & faster recovery run than I`m used to (But I have a similar weekend with a HM & 10km in early April to get `used` to it)
Looking forward to this one & seeing the sights...even thou seen them before.
(Nice break WTS)
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