Windsor Women's 10k Windsor Women's 10k

Windsor Women's 10k

Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead

Windsor SL4 2BD, UK

Sat 23rd September 2023

Starting at 10:00

1 race

£27.50

Organiser's Description

RUNNING4WOMEN is the UK’s No 1 website community for women who enjoy running and leading an active lifestyle. Our members are a friendly lot who run for fun, to keep fit, lose weight or to raise money for charity.

This spectacularly beautiful 10k course starts along the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park and travels past the Copper Horse and the Royal Lodge before emerging back at the top of the Long Walk. The finish is a wonderful 1.5k downhill looking straight towards Windsor Castle! The course is undulating but well worth it! There's also a Sprint Sprite event for 5-9 year olds, which will be run on the grass alongside the Long Walk. Entries taken and numbers given out on the day..

We will continue to monitor all Covid19 announcements from the Government and RunBritain, the Sports Licencing authority) and act accordingly. We will inform all entrants as and when any announcements are made and any actions which we may have to take. These will be available on our “Covid19” page on this website.

Races

  • 10 Km

    £27.50

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

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  • 10 Km

    £27.50

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

Souvenir medal

Cash prizes for first 3 women

Vet category prizes

Prizes for 1st Team

Prize for best Fancy Dress

Prizes for the 1st Mother/Daughter or Grandmother and Granddaughter team

Aerobic warm up

Refreshments available including hot/cold food and hot/cold drinks

Secure baggage marquee

Toilets

Secure parking

  • Event merchandise Available here https://windsorwomens10k.com/shop/

How to Get There

From the North: Join M4 and travel westbound to J10. Take A329M to Bracknell. At Twin Bridges Roundabout, continue on to the A329 – signposted to Ascot. At Heather wood Hospital Roundabout (near the racecourse) turn left on to A332 towards Windsor. The route will be AA signposted for the Windsor Half Marathon taking place in the safe place the following day.

From the West: Leave M4 at J10 and follow directions above.

From the South: Leave M3 at J3 and follow A322 towards Bracknell. At first major roundabout, get in offside lane and take A332 to Ascot. At Heatherwood Hospital Roundabout (near the racecourse), continue on A332 towards Windsor. The route will be AA signposted for the Windsor Half Marathon taking place in the safe place the following day.

Parking is in Windsor Great Park off the A332 Sheet Street Road. There is plenty of free parking for everyone.

By Rail: The quickest way to Windsor from London is via Paddington to Slough (22 mins) where you change for Windsor (platform 1)

There are good views of Eton College and the Castle as you approach form the north-west on the raised brick arches, crossing the river Thames on Brunel’s ‘Bowstring Bridge’ (1849). Windsor Central Station is directly below the Castle walls. It is then approximately 1.5 miles to the start on the Long Walk

Parking

The directions to the Car Park are clearly signposted by the AA and the Car Park is managed by CSP, a professional traffic management company.

The car park itself is free and there are no other costs for entering the site.

The Car Park only has 2 exits and both of these lead onto the very busy A322.
We accommodate over 4000 cars on race days so consequently there are going to be delays in exiting.

To try and alleviate the problems of previous years we are asking ALL runners to have their RACE NUMBER visible in the windscreen of their car on entrance
to the car park.

This will enable you to have priority parking which should make your exit a little fairer. However there WILL be delays so we are asking you to please exercise patience and not to abuse members of staff who will be doing their best to get you on your way.

If you start queue jumping it will only cause anger amongst other drivers and will also result in you having to wait a great deal longer to exit.

We will do our utmost to ensure that you leave the Great Park as quickly as possible but we need your help too!

Location

The Long Walk, Windsor Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire

Course Details

The course start and finishes along the Long Walk with the start being around 190 m further up the Long Walk to enable us to use the Windsor Half Marathon finish.

The course itself is undulating and passes through some of the most beautiful countryside. There are two drink stations out on the course and also one at the finish. Along the course you will pass the Royal Lodge which was the Queen Mother’s residence and is now home to Prince Andrew, the Royal School and then at around 5.5 km you will pass the Statue of Queen Elizabeth II erected in celebration of her Golden Jubilee. It is then almost all downhill to the finish as you sweep onto the top of the Long Walk with Windsor Castle as the back drop.

prizes

Women overall
PRIZE TO THE VALUE OF
1st £75
2nd £50
3rd £30

Women category
PRIZE TO THE VALUE OF
1st £30

Prize winners are only allowed to receive one prize. E.g. If a veteran runner finishes amongst the first 3 prize winners in the Open Race then she will not be eligible for the award in the veteran category.

Enter the “Generation Game” Mother & Daughter. You MUST Enter individually and tick the “Generation Game” box and write the name of your Daughter/Mother who will be your partner.
Minimum age is 15 years on day of race – NO maximum age limit!!
Prizes for the 1st Mother/Daughter team to finish in lowest aggregate time.

baggage

Please come changed and ready to run, or you can leave your baggage locked out of sight in your car, with friends (or alternatively you can use the baggage storage). Please use the baggage label provided and attach it to your bag. To collect your bag at the end of the race simply show your race number to the security volunteers in the baggage marquee. This area has limited space and could get very busy so if you are looking for a quick getaway please leave baggage with friends or in your car.
Please do not leave valuables with your baggage - the race organisers cannot accept any responsibility for the security of these items.

on the day

09.15am - Sprite Sprint for children 5 - 9 years old.
Entries taken on the day in Admin Marquee 50 pence per child.

09.25am Aerobic Warm-up.
Takes place near the finishing area - taken by a Qualified Instructor.
The start of the race is 10AM on the Long Walk Windsor Great Park.
Please make your way to your appropriate Timing Gate - Your running number is colour coded with the timing gates at the start area, so position yourself at your matching coloured banner flag at the start area.

After you cross the finish line please keep moving and follow the instructions of the marshals who will direct you to the finish funnels, where you
will receive your medal. The exit point for the finish system should be kept clear to allow runners to exit. There will be hundreds of runners coming in after you so please keep moving through the finish. Then make your way to the Admin/T-
shirt Marquee to pick up your finishers t-shirt if you requested one.

top tips

ON THE DAY
Wear appropriate clothes for the weather. On a cold, wet day you can become very cold if you reduce your running pace or walk. A hat and gloves will prevent heat loss and are easily carried. If it is hot, wear loose mesh clothing, start slowly and, if possible, run in the shade. Use shoes you know from experience will not give you blisters.

AT THE FINISH
Do not stand about getting cold. Keep walking, especially if you feel dizzy, and drink to replace lost liquid. Go to the baggage area as soon as you can, get your kit and change into warm, dry clothing. Keep on drinking slowly and have something to eat. Some runners feel faint more than half-an-hour after finishing the race, often because they have taken insufficient fluid and/or not eaten anything. Again DO NOT DRINK EXCESSIVELY. Train sensibly. Follow this simple advice and you will
probably not need medical aid. St John medical aid posts are located at the drink stations and after the finish line. Keep this advice and refer to it nearer the day and on the eve of the event.

ON SITE
Come and visit us at the Running4Women Admin Marquee where there will be a very warm welcome to all current, future and past members. Marathon-Photos.com will be at the event taking photographs
of all the runners. These will be available for purchase from the website within 2 days of the event.

Reviews

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2 reviews

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Sophia

·3 years ago

Great event. Awesome event if you like a mixture of flat and hill running! Mixed abilities of runners with a great atmosphere and beautiful scenery.
Carol

·3 years ago

If you’ve never done a 10K before this is THE best one to enter. Having competed in R4W’s events many times before I knew that this would be a fantastic race. Easy online entry and communication by email and on social media from the organisers right up to the day of the race, and afterwards, were excellent. The race is open to all abilities from very inexperienced beginners to experienced runners. The closed Facebook group for the event is really friendly and it’s good to chat with other ladies doing the race and indeed since. The unique setting of Windsor Great Park is glorious - a lovely, misty sunny late September morning, deer, fantastic views, more than ample free parking (always a bonus at an event) and the best portaloos ever, what’s not to like? The atmosphere was amazingly friendly, lots and lots of lovely ladies all running and walking for their own reasons. There was a real buzz waiting for the start of the race especially with Jo Pavey starting the race - she’s such an inspiration, even got her autograph after the race. This is a slightly challenging 10K with a climb right at the beginning but that’s what makes it so much fun! The scenery all the way round is beautiful and the marshals and Park residents were very encouraging - much appreciated when I was struggling at a couple of points! Water stations located just where needed and the waste zones are a brilliant idea. The run back down to the finish includes a stunning view of Windsor Castle. The spectators along the last couple of kilometres cheered everyone. This event always has fab finishers’ medals and t shirts and this year’s were no exception. Thank you R4W and to all the volunteers involved in making this such a memorable, friendly event, I will definitely be entering again! Carol

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Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead

23 Sept 2023

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