Coventry 10K

Race route

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11/09/2012 at 22:38
Hi

Wondering if anyone has done the Coventry 10k before - if so how many loops around of the park is the route?

Thanks

Emma
12/09/2012 at 21:22

I've done a couple in the War Memorial Park, Coventry. Both did multiple laps, basically round the perimeter. It's a fairly flat course and quite quick as long as they don't take you off the paths. I did one in March 2012 organised by Help The Aged which was really good. The other in November 2011 which was a bit dodgy.

 

06/10/2012 at 22:25
Is anyone doing this race in November ?? I'm very new to running and am tryingh to find out if this would be a good venue for my first 10k ???
07/10/2012 at 12:29

Ive just been down to the war memorial park and run the same route as the weekly 5k park run, but ran it twice (4 times through the park)

timed myself and achieved a time of 49:22 for a 10k run, is this a good time or is this a slow pace ???

07/10/2012 at 19:41

that is a very good time for a first 10k !!!!!

07/10/2012 at 20:07

Yeah thanks Peter, I have been talking to a few people today etc and most (not all) have said it is a fairly good time. I have visions (nightmares) that im gonna turn up for the race and end up coming in last.lol

I have now registered to run the Coventry memorial 10k run on November 18th so Im going to get as many training sessions in as possible so I can improve on todays time.

09/10/2012 at 21:28
I think I was maybe too eager to register for this after seeing some of the comments on other websites about last year -also the link to the event website is worrying as it doesn't even mention a run in Coventry. Can any one connected with the event comment?
09/10/2012 at 21:31

it'll be 2, 2 1/2 or 3 laps of the outer perimmeter paths - the amount of laps would depend on the route thats picked for the distance

quite safe and a good event

09/10/2012 at 21:33
I have also registered and emailed the organisers and got a reply back. The event seems just fine and I regulary run in the coventry war memorial park on a Sunday. Its fine, lots of dog walkers etc and people enjoying themselves but just got to navigate through.
09/10/2012 at 21:43
Thanks Craig - it will be nice to run somewhere different .
09/10/2012 at 21:46
Where are you from then Tiern09 ? Where do you usually run ?

The memorial park in Coventry is a nice place, clean with good facilities. Great parking with plenty of spaces.
09/10/2012 at 22:15
I'm near Lutterworth - so no big parks very close, but I try to run at least once a month somewhere else in a event to keep me motivated
09/10/2012 at 22:17
Oh and don't worry about being last - I've been running for 18 months now but I'm a lazy girlie and run 10k about 70 mins lol - I prefer longer distance cause a speed queen I m not
10/10/2012 at 10:09

It's a very scenic run, completely off road and with good facilities. There were a few problems with the finish last year, which was on one of the main paths through the park and not well marked. You had to fight your way through grannies/dogs/pushchairs in the last 100m. Hopefully the organisers will have taken feedback about this on board.

10/10/2012 at 23:05
Yeah I've not been running too much but I'm starting to look at other places and events to do in the future.
I am now registered for the Silvverstone Addidas half marathon in March, and this is a sign of my madness as I am a fairly new runner I am looking at the possibility of entering the cotswold 100 mile challenge for August 2013. Too much too fast ??

Anyway let's get this 10k run out the way 1st and go from there.
11/10/2012 at 18:41
Good luck Craig - see you there
11/10/2012 at 18:50
Thank you very much
And yes see you there, let's hope we both have a good run that day.
29/10/2012 at 15:24

does anyone know if they use chip timing for this event? Thanks

29/10/2012 at 15:31
not sure tbh but if I was to take a guess I would say yes.
29/10/2012 at 17:41

It wasn't chip timed last year.

 

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