Wimbledon Audi 10K in support of NSPCC

Anyone doing it or done it before

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19/01/2007 at 15:19
is it full of like professional runners or are there lots of amateurs like myself?
19/01/2007 at 17:26
jamjam,
i was thinking of doing this run, its close to home and I can only think of one big hill in wimbledon (tho I suppose we could run up it several times!!)
I'm a slow plodder, resemble more of a bulldog than greyhound :)


20/01/2007 at 10:32
I did the last event and the weather was terrible, it absolutely poured to the point you could not see 10 meters in front of you.

However it was very well marshalled and the hot tea on sale at the end was very welcome. Its a very fast route and apart from Wimbledon Hill the route is very quick.
22/01/2007 at 12:54
Hi, This was my first 10k race about ten years ago so its always a good benchmark test for me to see how better (worse) ive got.
Its a good course and theres always a mix of running abilities. Thankfully you only have to run up the hill to Wimbledon Village once!. The rest is a fast route which is well marshalled.
26/01/2007 at 19:13
Why has this race got so expensive?
29/01/2007 at 13:52
I'm doing it but never done before. So there will be at least one other strictly amateur there.
31/01/2007 at 17:40
Ok, so this is my first ever race, is it a good one to start with?
31/01/2007 at 20:39
It's a good one to start with. For those who havnt done it and need some encouragement heres what I remember about it.....

Start:
leaving the rugby field the first few roads are a bit crowded but once you get towards the end of Coombe Rd into Raynes Pk the field will spread out. This part of the course is all flat, as is Worple Road which takes you towards Wimbledon.

The middle:
Wimbledon Hill - tempting to wait for a 93 bus here, but once you get to the top and go thru wimbledon Village you have the satisfaction of knowing u are about half way and the rest is flat/slightly downhill. After the Village u go across the Common and past the Pubs on the edge of the Common 'The Crooked Billet' and 'The Hand In Hand' - these should closed when you pass !.

The End;
The back streets of Raynes Pk are then slightly downhill and you eventually get back to Coombe Lane for the last 2k-ish.
the finish is on a downhill slope on the rugby field so if you have any energy left its a chance for a sprint finish.

there is normally someone doing engraving there so take a few quid if you want your medal etched with '1st place'.

There is a bar if you need alcohol later.
01/02/2007 at 14:33
hey, this might sound like an odd question but.. do you have to get sponsored to join in this race? i did the grim challenge in december for charity and tbh don't fancy asking all my friends and family for sponsor money all over again...
anyone know?
01/02/2007 at 14:44
no you dont have to. Its optional
01/02/2007 at 14:53
do I get a nice set of keys in the goody bag?
01/02/2007 at 15:46
thanks graham :)
Flr
12/02/2007 at 10:35
am thinking of trying to get my 15 year old to run this (he is a runner and usually 15 is the age limit for 10k) but I guess I'll have to contact the race organisers to check
24/02/2007 at 11:28
How big is the hill? Like how long?
24/02/2007 at 20:59
This is going to be my first official run since i was a teenager.
Should be a laugh and the Hill is something to look forward to.
26/02/2007 at 09:53
The hill can't be much more than 400 metres or so. It's quite steep, but it's all over fairly quickly.
01/03/2007 at 20:07
I have entered for this one, done it in October, I didn`t enjoy the hill but I`m still doing it again, and hopefully improve my time by a wee bit, and I`m not a serious runner but doing it for charity, so I`ll finish it.
03/03/2007 at 12:09
I've just entered:-)
10/03/2007 at 15:23
Results will be posted on http://www.jandresults.co.uk
11/03/2007 at 08:30
Good luck everyone!

(Fortunately my chip seems to have survived the unfortunate gel explosion:-))
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