In full: Glorious sunshine (perhaps a little too much of it…? …it was 28C later in the day – it’s October!!) and a trail that takes you around fields and through glorious woodland.
It had been dry before the event so I guess that made a difference.. The course was genuinely stunning. And the organisation exemplary from the outset.
People to park you… a volunteer anywhere there could have been a decision on the course... Everybody friendly... A free bottle of beer at the end... Thirty spot prizes… Tea and cakes…
A real “community” putting on an event – fantastic job, Oxted Runners! Just how a race should be. So I will definitely be back.
Take note though – for a pounder of the streets around London, it did have ups (yikes!) and downs (fantastic!). The hills added about 3-4 minutes onto my typical 10k time, so no chance for a PB if you do a lot of running, but I still managed to come 9th… A definite return next year is on the cards!