Run Dorset Christchurch 10k

Took part in the Run Dorset Christchurch 10k this morning. A bit of a late call as only made the decision when I woke up! Great weather for it as it was virtually wind free, cool, and slightly overcast. Nice little there and back route with a good selection of surfaces. Starting with grass at Stanpit marsh then onto the road to Avon beach. From there onto the beachfront past the huts and up to Steamer point through the nature reserve on a woodland trail. From here we dropped down the zig zag and onto the gravel towards Friars cliff and the halfway point. The route had nice elevation change but not enough to be classed as hilly. The only criticism would have been the misjudgement in length as the course ended up being 11.5k! Not one to bang out a PB on!

Yet again I was beaten by my 58 year old father but at least I kept him in sight this time!

There were three distances for adults on offer. A half marathon, 10k, and 5k. For the youngsters there was a fun run as well.

A relatively well organised event that would have benefitted from a few more marshals, route checking, and a few more toilets at the race centre. Medals were quite posh though! Another for the drawer…..


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