Swinton Ten Mile

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26/08/2011 at 09:25

I have entered this as I was looking for a 10 miler in my comeback training and this was at the right time and not too far to travel. It sounds to be quite flat which is a bonus.

Anybody else running it

09/09/2011 at 22:11
might give this a go , but will only make my mind up a few days before . just the usual questions ; is it easy to park the car ? is it well organised ? and how many runners return to run the race again?
09/09/2011 at 22:45
I'm in, I did the Swinton Half a few years ago and remebered it as a good well organised race.
13/09/2011 at 11:41

I did the women's 5.25 miler last winter and remember it as well organised too.

 Usual queue for the toilets at the start that you get with club races and limited facilities, good parking, friendly atmosphere, lovely, lovely marshalling (it was in the big freeze and about minus 5C and those marshalls dutifully stood there and stopped traffic around the side roads etc. all the same. Kudos to them).

Am also considering doing the 10.

13/09/2011 at 19:30
did the half one year
13/09/2011 at 20:31

Did this last year, was fairly flat so should be good for a time. I really enjoyed it when I did it

Only bad things are it is 2 laps and the finish is slightly past the start, only about 200 metres but not good when you are struggling (did this race 5 weeks after starting running) at the end of the race.

Roads weren't closed but marshalls stopped all the traffic so wasn't a problem at all.

Bit of a dull route.

19/09/2011 at 10:58

Anyone know whether online entry is still possible for this?

This is online which implies it is:  http://www.ukforms.net/onlineforms/php/Applicant.php?EventID=1097

But it doesn't seem to be linked from the club website, which looks a bit dodgy http://www.swintonrunningclub.org.uk/2nd-swinton-10-mile-road-race--2011.html

Would enter on the day but don't know what time entries close and I'd be travelling an hour to get there.

Can anyone from the club shed any light?

25/09/2011 at 18:22

I started this race today but dropped out after 5 miles through tiredness. I have posted more on why I did so at my blog http://calfstrainsrus.wordpress.com/.

 However I must say the race was well-marshalled, car-parking was excellent and overall I was quite impressed. I would be happy to do it again next year and hope everyone had a better result today than I did.


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