Windsor Womens 10k

The Long Walk, Windsor Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire

Organiser's Description

This undulating course starts and finishes along the Long Walk at Windsor and passes through some of the most beautiful countryside. You will pass the Royal Lodge, which was the Queen Mother’s residence and is now home to Prince Andrew, the Royal School, the Statue of Queen Elizabeth II, erected in celebration of her Golden Jubilee, and then it's almost all downhill to the finish as you sweep onto the top of the Long Walk, with Windsor Castle as your back drop.

There will be a variety of on site entertainment for children including bouncy castles and face painters. There will also be a Sprite Sprint for 9 years and under which you can enter on the day and is approximately 40 metres and run on the grass alongside the Long Walk.
Minimum age is 15 years on day of race – NO maximum age limit!!

Testimonial from GB Athlete Jo Pavey -

'I really enjoyed running the Windsor Women’s 10K in 2018 and I thoroughly recommend it. It’s a very uplifting and fantastic event with so many women running together and encouraging each other, there’s a great feeling of camaraderie. The course is absolutely stunning and is entirely within the grounds of Windsor Great Park. It has a few undulations but is good underfoot, so you can really get into your running. The event is so well organised with lots of friendly volunteers, and it provides such a great opportunity for so many women to enjoy their running. I can’t wait to run in the event again this year.'

Start Time

10:00am

Races

  • 10 km - UKA Affiliated Entry Women Only Race - Min age 15 years old
    £26.50 BOOK
  • 10 km - Standard Race Entry Women Only Race - Min age 15 years old
    £28.50 BOOK

Finishers Tshirt

Medal

Cash prize for the first 3 finishers

Age Category Cash Prizes

Children’s entertainment

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

Secure baggage marquee.

Toilets

Secure parking

Merchandise

The Long Walk, Windsor Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire

By Car:

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.

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

Windsor Central Station is directly below the Castle walls. It is then approximately 1.5 miles to the start on the Long Walk

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

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.

Car Parking

You will have received 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)

Make sure that take part in our Aerobic warm up, taken by a Qualified Instructor, it is great fun and certainly gets you warmed up!

Make sure that you have everything you need: • 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).

This is not a definitive list but does cover the most important items that you will need.

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, then make your way to the T-shirt Marquee to collect your finishers t-shirt. 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!

The course start and finishes along the Long Walk with the start being around 190m 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.

Windsor Womens 10Km

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.

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Reviews

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

Carol Brinsdon / Jul 04, 2019

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