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The Dash For The Splash 10k
LondonCamp View, London, SW19 4, United Kingdom
Sun 22nd May 2022
Great course, friendly marshalls, a trip through the famous watersplash, sticky toffee pudding finisher prize, a guaranteed smile at the end :)
- A "must do race" if you're in SW London
- The Waterplash
- Sticky Toffee Pudding finishers' prize for all
How to Get There
It's a beauty.
You can expect to get muddy, and wet and have a thoroughly enjoyable time.
Please don't wear headphones as you're running - we promise you'll enjoy it more and you'll be able to hear our marshalls' instructions.
As you're running please do respect other users of the Common - horse riders, dog walkers, other runners - they have as much right to be there as we do.
There's one water station on the way round, at around halfway.
Don't expect a PB, but do expect some great stories - especially of your trip
through the 'splash'. And if you get round there's a great goody bag waiting for you as you cross the line.
The journey round the Common starts in the shadow of the iconic Windmill which will be serving as the base of the Games Day celebrations.
After working your way south along the top of the Common, you then swing west and make a looping descent through wooded paths to reach a bridge over Beverley Brook.
You track the brook first on one side, then on the other. You don't use a bridge to cross...
Soon after emerging from The Splash you reach the edge of Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields where there will be a mid-point water station.
You then start a steady climb back up, first alongside the cemetery on Stag Ride, then through the mud of the Butts, to reach picturesque Queensmere.
A sharp rise up from here takes you to within sight of the Windmill, but you're not done yet...
Looping to the north of the Common there's more climbing, culminating in the Alps.
A short sharp descent and from there it's straight to the finish line.
Is it open for all?
Yes absolutely - all standards very welcome!
Will I need special shoes?
No - trail shoes are ideal but you can run round in your trainers!
Where can I get more information
All on our website - www.dashforthesplash.com !
Race day timetable
8.00 - 9.15 Registration (please arrive early).
9.25 - Race briefing at the start.
9.30 - Race starts.
10.15 - First finishers. Winners will be given prizes as they finish, with other prizes like vets prizes being sent out later.
There are no showers or changing facilities at the race so come ready to race. Additional temporary toilet facilities will be in place for the event.
You'll be able to leave bags at our kit drop. Please don't bring the crown jewels with you, as it'll be manned throughout the race but we can't 100% guarantee the safety of all your stuff.
And finally, there of course will be lots of lovely tea, coffee and homemade cakes for spectators and you.
There will be first aid in the start and finish area. If you need first aid out on the course please go to the nearest marshal, who will be able to escort you to the finish, or call for medical support.
If you come across a serious medical emergency while running, for example an unconscious runner, please go straight to the nearest marshal, who will be able to call for an ambulance and guide them to the right place.
The Splash is normally run in the depths of winter when the cold can catch you out. That's not likely to be a problem in May, instead the heat could be your enemy. We'd recommend a wicking technical top rather than heavy cotton.
Don't feel you need to invest in a new pair of shoes. Normal running trainers will be fine. However even in summer the Common can be boggy, and you'll be wading through the Beverley Brook water splash, so trail shoes or cross-country running spikes will give you more purchase on the slippery ground.
We can recommend our partner Up & Running to help find the kit that's right for you.
We'll start promptly at 9.30 - if you're not there, you'll be late! You will be asked to line up on the start line approximately ten minutes before the start. It's best to try and position yourself roughly where you think you might finish in the race. For example, if you are super speedy go to the front, but if you haven't run a 10km race before then it's probably better to start near the back so that you are not tripped up by faster runners coming past.
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