To: The Race Organiser, Royal Kent School 10K
From: Jayne Webb, Lingfield Running Club
Thank you for requesting feed back on the above race. It was a most enjoyable and tough course. I had never been to Oxshott before and thought the route would take us past fantastic houses with Ferraris in the drives and the odd Chelsea footballer mowing the lawn. I did not realise that there was so much hilly woodland in the area. Was ‘Merlin’ filmed there?
On the subject of race signage, I think it could be improved. My husband, who was in the lead, managed to take a wrong turn at the 6K point and ended up running down the A243. He only just got his bearings before joining the M25. This was a particular shame as, with a field of only 19 runners, he could have won the race. When he finished in 7th position he had actually run 13K. I consoled him with the fact that based on his kilometre per hour speed he was the clear winner. I also nearly got lost, as the kindergarten group was way ahead of me by the first bend.
All runners like a medal at the Finish line so that was great. However we also like high quality tea and preferably homemade cakes. Lingfield Runners tend to decide which races to run based on this so if you want 107 of us to turn up next year just put ‘delicious cakes’ on your listing on the ‘Runner’s World’ website.
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