The Old Deer Park Richmond 10K

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01/11/2012 at 09:02
Anyone done this before? Looks like a nice route along the river?
01/11/2012 at 09:23

I'm doing this for the first time on the 18th but loads of people at work have done it before and said it's a great scenic route - most of them have done it more than once and recommend it

01/11/2012 at 09:26

Thanks Kal, that sounds promising. I normally run along the tow path from Putney but the furthest I've run is to Chiswick Bridge before turning back so it would be nice to run along this stretch. Think I might sign up

01/11/2012 at 09:46

No worries - sign up!  It's my first ever and I'm looking forward to it!

02/11/2012 at 11:20

Just realised I'm meant to be in Bristol this weekend, silly me for forgetting to fill in my diary properly! But if plans fall through I will definitely sign up

06/11/2012 at 12:42

omg, I've just entered this race but worrying now coz it says 'fastest 10k around!!!' I only run 10min per mile!! heeeelp!!!!

06/11/2012 at 12:49

Did this last year.  It is flat and fast.  However there is a 180 degree turn on the cobbles near the end that can be slippy if wet.

06/11/2012 at 13:25

well lets hope the people who slip let me go past them, so I'm not last!!! lol

06/11/2012 at 14:13

also did this last year and the bits by the river that get flooded with tide were very slippery, but otherwise it is a lovely course (eerily misty last year).

Edited: 06/11/2012 at 21:50
06/11/2012 at 21:51

lovely course not curse...

07/11/2012 at 10:18

So my plans for this weekend have fallen through so I think I might do this race afterall

Sharon - I am even slower than you! Hoping to crack a sub 60min 10K by the end of the year

07/11/2012 at 10:56

My heart nearly stopped when I read this was "fastest 10k around" by then it was too late as I had entered already!  Don't worry as I am definitely going to be last - I can only do 11 min miles at best lol I am going right to the back of the start line!!


07/11/2012 at 11:32

We can all be slow together


07/11/2012 at 14:02

Yayyy! Thank you hansyhobs n Kal for being honest I thought everyone was gonna be like blimmin' supersonic!! lol - I thought OMG, Fastest race around, everyone will be finished by 40 mins....n' there's Oh good, I aim to do my best, would love to do it in 60 mins as my last 10k was 1hr.2mins. I completed a half marathon a couple of weeks ago n' did it at 2hr 21min...slower than I hoped (app 10min.47secs per mile). I was never into being the fastest and still not...just managing to run the whole way was my goal and i managed it...just, until last mile!!!! Ah well girlies, see you there! Best of luck to you both x

07/11/2012 at 14:14

Thanks Sharon and Hansyhobs - you're still way ahead of me - I have never in my life ran for anything - absolute beginner!   Good luck to you both too and will see you there - you'll recognise me easily - I will be the one who is last



07/11/2012 at 22:44

Kal, well done for entering and doing a 10k (full stop!) know what, I remember reading an article once about a woman who was worried about being last but then she re-thought n' said 'if I am last, who cares at least I was the one who got up early and ran...n' not sat on my backside' - and remember, you're never last....all those people who never entered are the ones who come last. So big well done to you and everyone who tries their best! I'm still a beginner, I don't think I'll ever be speedy Gonzalez but the fact I run and enjoy what I do is the main thing. See you at the end Kal, I'll be with ya on that one!

07/11/2012 at 22:45

See you all there. Last time I did a 10K I think it was 1h08mins, would like to get sub 60mins obviously but would be happy with sub 1h05mins, we shall see! Don't worry about being slow, there are always people even slower haha!

08/11/2012 at 09:02

Thank you ladies - I can't believe how nice everyone is on this forum!  Will see you there - can't wait now



08/11/2012 at 13:11

does anyone know what the parking is like here for this run? i would imagine it should be pretty good for as its richmond park but if anyone has any info please let me know!

08/11/2012 at 15:53
Adrian Hicks wrote (see)

does anyone know what the parking is like here for this run? i would imagine it should be pretty good for as its richmond park but if anyone has any info please let me know!

Adrian, it's Old Deer Park not Richmond Park.

Parking though is fine, there's a pay and display car park across the road from the start although I'd suggest you get there early.

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