The Running Grand Prix took place at Goodwood Motor Course. Goodwood is a superb venue and during this time of year it is beautifully decorated.
The event was well organised with volunteers, and some aid stations offering water. You simply followed the race course which made navigation very simple. There were multiple distances taking place but it was clear from emails and online information when each race began and the event start times were timely. There was a ‘runners village’ which made finding the bag drop off, race bib collection and post race goodies easy to find.
This event cost £24 (fairly cheap). For this price you got a good quality race bib, timing chip, free photographs and loads more as listed later.
I personally love ‘laps’ so this course was perfect in my eyes. It started with an easy out and back to join the race loops, then for the 10k runners it consisted of two laps! the race circuit was almost flat with a very gradual uphill at the end of each lap for 100m. There were mile markers but with a marathon, 20 miler, half marathon, 10k and 5k distance all racing, I found the mile labels a little confusing. However the directions of join the race course and run two laps was very easy to follow.
The race medal is really nice, I came home to my sister saying “I’d run 10k to get a medal like that”
So many and all the pictures went online the same day for free!
2. Water station
3. Chip timing
4. Loads of post race fuel
5. Bag drop off
All the volunteers were friendly and the crowd was supportive. I think because there were a lot of different distances on the day, the spirit of the racers were a little lower than usual. Plus it was terrible weather haha.
Thank you to the organisers of this race, it was great fun! Do you want to find your next event? Visit: Findarace.com