The Arundel 10k took place in the picturesque town of Arundel, and the views throughout were glorious!
The event was well organised with volunteers, and some aid stations offering water. There were signs and taping on the course making the navigation of the course simple. There was no athletes talk before the race or any clear count down at the start (this could have been completed but I heard nothing) and it was difficult to know beforehand what the route was for the race unless you had completed it prior.
This event cost £15 to enter which included running through the castle grounds (usually £12 to go in). Moreover, it had plenty of photographers which offered free pictures online the same day (Win, as the photographs can get pricey).
This 10k race was visually glorious. Starting in the quaint village, then making its way through the castle grounds. The first half of the race is all uphill but it appears worth it when you get to 5k and see the breathtaking view of the surrounding country side. Follows is a spectacular decent for 2k on a grass path (mind your ankles). A final 1k steep climb follows before running the final 2k downhill. The course is make up of 70% tarmac and 30% grass paths.
The medal isn’t good unfortunately, it looks and feels to be a cheap kids metal medal with a simple sticker on it to address the race.
So many and all the pictures went online the same day for free!
2. Water station
3. Chip timing
All the volunteers were incredibly friendly, the runners were great and super supportive. Genuinely a friendly group of people, many asking if I’m coming back next year to race and I haven’t experienced such a lovely chatty crowd of competitors before.
Thank you to the Scouts and organisers for the Arundel 10k, It was super and Ill be back next year!