Epsom Oddballs 10k

I entered this a few weeks ago as a local 10k that probably ran around some local training routes I used to use. 

Race started at 9:30 so a fairly respectable time with a bit of lay in.  Started in the market place with a short two mile loop and then a 4 mile loop.

The conditions were windy and I felt this straight away on the short loop as we ran straight into the wind.  On the second lap we went from Horton Park golf club back to Epsom and this meant a slow long slog up what normally doesn’t seem like a hill.  I had a good battle around the course with the first lady which pushed me along nicely to really put some effort in.  The finish was opposite the market place and was on a little flat straight after a nice downhill section.

Amazing that this race is only £8!  Not sure how they make that happen really, they have a policed start which would incur costs, two water stations around the route, bottled water at the end AND the goodie bag contained a mars bar, a t-shirt and a bottle of lucozade sport.  Can’t be much profit to be made on the £8 surely???

Only down side I can see is the race isn’t chip timed.  I don’t run 10k’s for pb’s so this doesn’t make any odds for me but I can see why it would for others.  Although i don’t think this is a pb course so shouldn’t make too much difference.

There were three 26.2 runners there on the day myself, Fiona and Steve.  Unfortunately the results aren’t up yet so I can’t post those.

 See – http://www.sportsystems.co.uk/ss/results/NCBS%20Epsom%2010K/931

Overall a good cheap local race that i’d pop in the diary going forward.