Looking forward to this one, as are my kids for the 3k. I've run it every year since 2006 and got faster each time.
Bring on that hill!
Would you say this is OK for a "10km" virgin? Not a particularly fast runner but would like to progress on from the 5k to 10k and looking for one that wont mind if I come at the back!!
Carolyn - yes I would say this is OK for a beginner. It is not the easiest 10k as it is not flat, but is is not too challenging either. All sorts of runners enter including beginners. It is one of my favourite events of the year. There is a lovely village fete like atmosphere at the start/finish, and the organisers and marshalls are very friendly.
I'm in again. I'd forgotten the hill Haven't received a race pack yet.
Last year, this was part of their official description of the race - "Starts with a challenging Hill . . . "
- and how!
Yes, they described it correctly! It's a steep start . . . and then it gets even steeper!
It's the first race I've run where I actually felt gravity pulling me backward before getting my foot down for the next step and I needed to walk before I had done 1K But, once you get over that bit everything evens out fairly well and the route does more gentle things. Fantastic finish though (and the only one where I can honestly say I sprinted over the finish line )
Phil - I seem to remember a Tombola stall amongst other things (I won some absolutely awful Christmas cards!)
Not got my race pack yet either...
Yup, very tough start, don't expect a fast first mile. Lovely finish though.
They usually have a bouncy castle, BBQ and I think a beer tent.
On the website it says "A fun run round the Park is planned for children to start at 10.45". Last year this was a 3k. They also put on a '100 metres' type run for the younger kids.
Still not got my running pack though. Anyones else?
Apologies, i didn't read that far. good stuff daughter will be happy.
I applied online this morning for the 10K, hopefully i'll get my pack this week.
I did my second 10K yesterday 'Swallowfield' and thought what the heck i got a week to recover.
I haven't got my race pack yet either.
How was Swallowfield? I was signed up to run but had to cancel as double booked myself.
I am trying to find a post code for this race but can't find one and I haven't had a reply yet from the organisers...
I have just got my race pack in the post. It doesn't show a postcode on there or on their website. I know the park is on Town Lane if that is any help.
i wll try this and hope for the best on the day
The hill is pretty steep, just take that first 1k really easy as a a warm up and the rest is a doddle,. The hill is then a fast blast back to the start field.
Nice leafy route too and the beer tent usually has Rebellion from Marlow - perfect for a bit of post race re-hydration
From the centre of High Wycombe proceed along London Road (A40) in the direction of Loudwater/Beaconsfield. Continue along for approx 3 miles until you come to the Large roundabout at Loudwater (Tesco/Junction 3 M40). Take the fourth exit into Knaves Beech (By Dreams, the second exit is to Tescos and the third exit is to the M40). Continue along for approx 500yds and take the first exit at the mini-roundabout, left into Boundary Road (A4094). Boundary Road becomes Wycombe Lane and then becomes Town Lane and after approx 2 miles you will reach Wooburn Green (Triangular Green is on your left). Continue along Town Lane (A4094) towards Bourne End for approx another 0.5 mile and you will pass St. Paul's Church on your left. Take the first left immediately pass the Church into Wash Hill (if you go past the Old Bell Public House, you have gone too far) and continue for approx 200yds and you will come to the entrance of Wooburn Park.
Pack arrived today btw
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