New Forest 10

A nice day out in the New Forest

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30/12/2008 at 14:27
I last did this in 2005 when the temperatures were in the mid 30c. Not been able to do this race since then. Looking forward to doing it with my friends from the Sub 5hr FLM thread.
30/12/2008 at 14:39
Ooh, a thread started already, Tracey! Temperatures were quite reasonable last year, and I got a PB, so fingers crossed.........................
30/12/2008 at 14:52

Ran this event this year (08) as my 1st 10 miler - what a GREAT race

Will keep space open in diary for this one.

30/12/2008 at 15:15
Diana - my crap photo on here is the one at end of the NF10 just after getting horse brass etc. Have those toilets improved since 2005?
30/12/2008 at 17:11

I've entered so count me in!

30/12/2008 at 17:31
Love this race - did it last year but was 3 months pregnant at the time so hoping for a slightly faster time in 2009!
30/12/2008 at 23:16
Thinking about this one but what puts me off is the summer weather and such a late start.......
31/12/2008 at 16:27
Roobs - what summer?
09/01/2009 at 14:06

Roobarb - do you mean late time of the day the race starts?

I'm keen to sign-up to the NF10, having done the Great South last year, but I havent been able to find out on-line what time is starts, can you fill me in?


09/01/2009 at 14:27
Start is 11.15 which is an improvement on a couple of years ago when it was noon.  And, no sorry but the loos weren't any better in 2008 !!
09/01/2009 at 15:18
Hi again, Tracey G - I've entered this! 
09/01/2009 at 18:48

Hello Dalya.

MR - the race starts at 11.15am. When I first did it in 2005 the race started at 12.45pm. It was about 35c, after feed back they changed the time to what it is now. Be aware there is not much shade in this half marathon. It is a lovely race and well worth doing thou.

18/01/2009 at 20:25

 And there's ponies and highland cattle!

I like the late start as it gives me time to get there. Then again there is a campsite opposite.

Dalya - I didn't see you at the doyen but I might meet you on this one. 

23/01/2009 at 16:36

I've just signed up for this but can't get any information from the NF10 web site? Anyone on the forum from the NF runners as the website is so very last year!

Might just make a weekend of it and use the camp sites, looking forward to it already.

26/01/2009 at 21:11
Markymark, I'm not NF but I think there's little difference from year to year. What do you need to know?
26/01/2009 at 23:48

Very kind helly d,

it was more of a general enquiry but more specifically if there is much for the family to do whilst we are on our jaunt. Also, if the course is flat and PB material or more of an 'enjoy the sights' type of run?

27/01/2009 at 06:56
Mark - This race is not flat, but from memory after the hill at 3 miles the rest is not too bad and my friend who lives in the NF has got pb's on the course. The last time I did it was 2005 and besides the kids race, bouncy slide and food stalls that was it, but I think they have improved it over the years. I am sure someone will come along and give you more imformation. This race sold out quickly the year that I did it, so don't take too long thinking about it.
27/01/2009 at 14:30
I do this race every year and have just entered today.
27/01/2009 at 22:34

Tracey's fairly spot on re things for the family to do but even though the start/finish is in an unspectacular field the area is beautiful and if you are camping you'll get more of a chance to check it out.

The course itself is relatively flat, what I'd call genuinely undulating  rather than hilly disguised as undulating if that makes any sense. Some is on forest trails, some on roads through heath and forest areas. Scenic but can get hot on a calm day as there's little wind and you are often sheltered by forest. Not a PB for me but not that much slower.

10/02/2009 at 15:33
Just entered again this year....loved it last year!
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