felixstowe 10 miles review

Felixstowe 10 Miles

A superb well organised race by Felixstowe Road Runners. 

Course

felixstowe 10 miles course

The start is on the promenade; two minute’s walk from the race HQ at the Leisure Centre. 

Large sections of the course are along the promenade or on tarmac roads but there is a large stretch of the course towards the end which was a shingle pathway. 

The first 5 miles are extremely flat and fast but the last 5 miles have some large  undulations and quite open to the elements, so don't do what I did and pick my pace up thinking it is all flat!

Water

There are 2 water stops along the course and water is available at the finish. 

Medal

felixstowe 10 miles medal

A really nice bit of bling to collect at the end of the race. 

Parking

There was plenty of parking along the sea front and around the leisure centre which you can pay and you display or you can use the RingGo app. 

Toilets

The leisure centre where race HQ is, has toilets you can use before and after the race. Like most races it gets busy so try to go in plenty of time. 

Photos

felixstowe 10 miles photos

There were no official photos but there was a Facebook group that was created where some local photographers that took some photos kindly uploaded a tonne of photos and I managed to find a few of myself. 

Cost

Entry is £19 for affiliated runners and £21 for unaffiliated runners. 

Who Organises It?

It was organised by Felixstowe Road Runners

How To Enter?

You can enter via the Felixstowe Road Runners website HERE

Results

You can find the results on the race results website. You can change the drop down to find the results for all races in the series.

Would I Enter Again?

Although I was a little disappointed it was not as flat as I was expecting, I would recommend it the race and I would enter it again as it was well organised, easy to get to and a great price for entry.  

Things To Bear In Mind?

  • Not quite as flat as I thought it would be, quite a few undulations after 5 miles and a large section of shingle pathway. 
  • Just like most coastal races, you are going to have to run into some strong winds at some point. 
  • Some great cafes along the sea front for a post race coffee.

Kit

I wore the following race day kit:

Top: My club t-shirt
Shorts: Nike Run Division 3 in 1 Shorts
Compression Socks: Bauerfeind Performance Compression Socks
Arm Sleeves: Nike Breaking 2 Arm Sleeves
Trainers: Nike Alphafly 2
Watch: Garmin 245

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