An award winning 10 mile road race organised by Tiptree Road Runners that is well attended by local running clubs.
The start is a short 10 to 15 minute walk/run to the start line so leave plenty of time to get there and is ideal distance as a pre race warm up.
There are pacers in 5 minute intervals, so you start in order of the pacers, which makes the start really smooth. Just don't get caught up with the pack in front of you as it is easy to go off to fast as the first mile is mostly down hill.
The next 7 miles are predominantly flat on tarmac quiet village roads and then just after mile 8 you have to start climbing back up the hill that you ran down at the start, which seems to go on forever! The last mile is flat as you run back to the school and is well supported towards the finish.
It is well marshalled and apart from that hill at the end it is a fantastic fast course.
There are 2 water stops along the route that are really well marshalled by the clubs members that give you a cheer just when you need it.
No medal but a really smart tech t-shirt. I would size up as I find mine a little small.
There is plenty of parking at Thurstable School where the race HQ is. Just drive to the school and you will be guided where to park by the volunteers.
There are toilets within the sports hall of the school you can use and there was 6 portable toilets outside, meaning the ques where minimal before the race.
Photos are posted on the Tiptree 10 Facebook page.
Entry costs £19 for affiliated runners and £21 for unaffiliated runners. I can't remember if this includes or doe not include the price of the race day t-shirt.
Who Organises It?
It was organised by Tiptree Road Runners
How To Enter?
You can enter via the Tiptree Road Runners website HERE
You can find the results on the race roster website. You can change the drop down to find the results for all age groups.
Would I Enter Again?
Even though I have completed the Tiptree 10 miles several times I would enter it again. Despite the killer hill at the end, it is well organised race that is well attended by local running clubs and really popular.
Things To Bear In Mind?
- Although the course is predominately flat and you even run down hill at the start, you have to run up that hill at the end and it is quite the lung buster.
- There is a bag drop in the sports hall but it is not secure.
- Bring cash, after the race there is tea, coffee and cakes available to buy in the sports hall.
I wore the following race day kit:
Top: My club t-shirt
Shorts: Nike Run Division 3 in 1 Shorts
Compression Socks: Runderwear Compression Socks
Arm Sleeves: Compressport Under Control Arm Sleeves
Trainers: Nike Alphafly 2
Watch: Garmin 245
Headphones: Aftershokz Aeropex Headphones
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