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Goring 10k

5.0 · 1 review

Reading, Oxfordshire

Wallingford Road, Goring, Reading RG8 0BG, UK

Sun 12th March 2023

Starting at 11:00

1 race


Organiser's Description

Set in beautiful Oxfordshire countryside and with chip-timing, closed roads and now legendary Pierreponts flapjack, the Goring 10k is widely regarded as one of the most enjoyable 10k races in the UK.

A stunning one lap course on a mixture of road and trail with hills and beautiful views. It is a great pre-cursor to a spring half or full marathon. UK Athletics accredited course.

Not-for-profit race with all proceeds going to Goring Primary School.


  • Goring 10k


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  • Goring 10k


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Course Details

The Goring 10k is set amongst the rolling hills of South Oxfordshire and offers a well-supported, beautiful course on a mixture of trails and roads.

What's Included

Finishers flapjack from local cafe; Pierreponts, and medal for every finisher. Option to buy a race T-shirt.

  • Closed roads on a UK Athletics accredited course
  • Stunning course in beautiful countryside
  • Mixture of road and trail
  • Age category prizes
  • Team prizes
  • Pierreponts flapjack

How to Get There


From the M4

Exit at junction 12 on the M4 and follow signs to Pangbourne. At the mini roundabout in Pangbourne go straight on towards Streatley. At the traffic lights in Streatley turn right and follow the road down and over the river into Goring.

From the M40

Exit at junction 6 and follow signs to Watlington. At the T junction in Watlington turn right towards Benson. In Benson turn right at the T junction and then after 200 metres bear off left towards Wallingford. Go straight over the Crowmarsh roundabout towards Reading. Go straight across the next roundabout, then bear off right to Goring on the B4009.


One of the easiest ways on the day is to come by train to Goring Station, which is on the main westbound line from Paddington. If coming from further afield than Reading or Oxford, you will need to change to a local service at either of these stations. From the station it is a 10 minute walk along the Wallingford Road to Goring Primary school. The route from the station will be clearly signposted, and there will be marshalls in hi-viz jackets to help anyone who needs assistance.



We recommend parking at the Station, Sheepcot field parking on Gatehampton Road and village centre car park.


Goring Primary School, Wallingford Road, Goring, Reading RG8 0BG


  • Is there a cut-off time?

    Yes - runners must complete the course within 90 Minutes.

  • Is there an age limit?

    Yes - as per UK Athletics guidelines, for a 10km race of this type, your age on the day of competition must be 15.

  • Are dogs allowed?

    Unfortunately, due to safety reasons, we do not allow runners to bring their dog (or any other pet).

  • Can I wear headphones?

    As we are an official UK Athletics race, we have to follow their rules which state that wearing headphones is not allowed.

  • When will I receive my race number and timing chip?

    You will need to collect your race number and timing chip from the Bourdillon Field behind Goring Primary School on the day of the race from 9.00am. When you go to collect your number, please make sure you leave enough time to fill out the important medical and emergency contact details on the reverse.

  • What are the proceeds of the race used for?

    The race is organised completely on a not-for-profit basis with all proceeds going to Goring Primary School.

  • How should I get to the race?

    We commandeer several car parks around the village on the day of the race, but wherever possible, we ask entrants to come by train. Goring and Streatley Station is about 10 minutes walk from the school.

  • Is there somewhere to leave my belongings?

    Yes - the school will have a dedicated manned space to leave belongings for the duration of the race, open from 9am.



Toilets will be available at:

the race start at Storton Lodge
the Primary School
the main village car park

There will be one water station en route, located at approximately the halfway mark in South Stoke, and a further station at the finish. All runners receive a medal, snack and a free tea or coffee. In addition, there will be hot dogs, burgers, hot drinks and other refreshments for sale at the Bourdillon Field.


These can be left at Storton Lodge, immediately next to the race start. There will be a marshall present at the lodge during the race, however items left will be done so entirely at the owner’s risk and the Goring 10k and its organisers take no responsibility for loss or damage of any kind.


Trailmed will be providing this year's first aid from start to finish, as well as support on site at the Bourdillon Field.


When the runners are off to the start there will be plenty of action at the race finish on the Bourdillon Field.

Refreshments will be on sale, running and sports-related stands will be promoting their wares and services and there will be music to add to the festive atmosphere.

There is a fenced-off childrens playground area that forms part of the Bourdillon Field, and there will be other activities on the day for the kids to try their hand at whilst waiting to cheer their parents over the finishing line.

start and finish

You can collect your race number and timing chip from Bourdillon Field behind Goring Primary School on the day of the race from 9.00am. In the event of adverse weather the collection point may be moved into the PE Hall at the school.

The race will start at Storton Lodge, Icknield Road, Goring at 11.00am. The lodge is found at the Elvendon Road end of Icknield Road.

Before the gun fires, we ask runners to organise themselves based on their predicted finish times - typically 5 minute slots - to help ease the flow of runners at the start and keeps runners safe.

The race finishes in Bourdillon Field at the rear of Goring Primary School. You can get to there by following the public footpath from Elvendon Road (next to the safety barriers) - or by going through to the front of Goring Primary School from Wallingford Road.


09:00 - On-the-Day Registration
You will need to collect your race number and timing chip from the Bourdillon Field behind Goring Primary School on the day of the Race from 9.00 a.m.

When you go to collect your number please make sure you leave enough time to fill out the important medical and emergency contact details on the reverse

Although the race is usually well subscribed there may be a few slots left for runners to enter on the day. If so, then On-the Day Registration will be open at 9.00 a.m. in the PE Hall of Goring Primary School.

11:00 - Race Start
The race will start at Storton Lodge, Goring at 11:00am. Note that the first 1.0 kms is a steady incline up into the countryside. To to be fair to all, competitors will be required to line up at the start in anticipated finishing times. For more information refer to The Start details on the The Race page.

12:15 - Prize Giving
The Prize Giving will be held on the Bourdillon Field, where the race finishes, as close to 12:15pm as possible. For competitors and their families wishing to take in the delights of the village after the race, there are several local pubs and restaurants in the village that offer good food and a convivial atmosphere. You may want to book lunch in advance as they are particularly popular on race day.

12:30 - Cut Off Time
Runners must complete the course in 90 minutes. We rely on 100s of generous volunteers to ensure a successful event and for many, the hard work starts after the race as the clearing up begins


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·a year ago

Beautiful and hilly course, great marshalling and organisation. Hot food and drinks available at the end.

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David Hackett

Neil Dewart


Reading, Oxfordshire

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