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Windsor Women's 10k

Windsor Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire

Windsor SL4 2BD, UK

Sat 25th September 2021

Starting at 10:00

1 race

£29.30

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

    Early Bird Entry

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £29.30 CLOSED

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  • 10 Km

    Early Bird Entry

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £29.30 CLOSED
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

Children's entertainment

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

Secure baggage marquee

Toilets

Secure parking

Merchandise

Location

The Long Walk, Windsor Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire

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.

Race Day

Race Day Timetable

  • 09.15am – Sprite Sprint – 5-9 year olds
  • 09.25am – Warm-up
  • 10.00am – Windsor Women’s 10k start


On Site On The Day: • Children’s entertainment • Refreshments including hot/cold food and hot/cold drinks. • Secure baggage marquee • Toilets • Secure parking • Merchandise

Check list: Make sure that you have everything you need, ready and packed the night before – make a check list of the most important items: • Shoes (make sure you have worn them before you race in them!) • Clean socks. • Shorts. • Vest / T-shirt. • Track bottoms. • Warm Top (Waterproof if weather is likely to be bad). • Extra clothes in case the weather is cold/wet. • Race number/Race Information book • Safety pins (for your number). • Bottle of water. • Energy bar / banana for post race • Travel information (Any travel tickets you may have bought).

Arrival: There will be a public address system to keep everyone updated as the Start time approaches.

Preparation: As the race start time gets nearer, make sure you visit the toilet and warm up – be careful when warming up – it is so easy to do too much particularly if this is your first one. some jogging and our Aerobic warm up should be plenty!

Lining Up: Everyone lines up according to their expected finishing time, with the faster more experienced runners right on the start line and those expecting to finish later, further back. This way, no-one is impeded and it is essential that you do this! You do not want to be caught up with the fast runner’s right at the start.

Start: An air horn is sounded and the race begins. Unless you are right on the start line, progress will be slightly slower as the runners move away – which is often a good thing because you are not tempted to go too fast at the beginning, which can ruin your race.

Finish: The finish line will be clearly marked and you will be able to see the gantry from the top of the Long Walk – 1.5 km away!

Post Finish: As you cross the finish line you will be marshalled into “funnels” where you will be asked to keep moving forward to receive your medal and water will be available. It is imperative that you do keep moving. You can then reunited with family and friends, get warm/dry kit on and reflect on what was a fantastic achievement!

Other Information

Entrants must be aged 15 years or older on race date.

We will send you your race number through the post together with information about car parking etc. If you have not received anything by the week before you must contact the Race Office.

Email: joanne@running4women.com

Tel: 01384 379028

Faqs
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.

Generation Game

If you are entering as a mother/daughter team, then you can enter the Mother & Daughter “Generation Game”.

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.

4.5 · 2 Reviews

SG
Sophia

·2 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

·2 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

Location

Windsor Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire