The Sandringham 10k 2022 was re scheduled this year after the passing of our Queen.
The race was moved to the 13th November.
There is ample free parking on a large grass field, about a 5 minute walk from the start. As the grass was very wet with dew it meant wet trainers !! Not really a problem when your about to run 10k on trail, grass and tarmac.
In the event village there were 2 banks of toilets and a urinal for men.
The urinal was quite comical tbh .... there was just enough room for 6 men at a time, only problem was the single door on entry and no room to walk behind the men ummmmm relieving themselves, meant you had to enter as a team of 6 and then wait for the last person to finish, and then all leave together 🤣
There was an ice cream van, a coffee van and a BBQ van. Also a bag drop area.
The run itself is, I would say around 50% trail and 50% tarmac and hard paths.
The course takes you right past Sandringham house and St Mary Magdalene Church, where the Queen went every Christmas day.
Although it was a misty dull day the scenery was still lovely.
You run through lots of windy forest paths, that had it have been a wet day would be quite slippery!
I would advise trail shoes if it was wet!
I ran with road shoes, with no problem.
The first 5k is surprisingly tough with lots of smallish hill climbs, but they do add up in your legs ! At the very moment you hit the 5k mark the course starts to go back down hill !
In fact nearly all of the last 5k is down hill.
On completion you get quite a nice goody bag with snacks and a drink, the medal is also quite nice 👍
All in all I really enjoyed this race, it has a big event feel.
I'll be back 😉
Ps there's a Mc Donald's on the way home 😬 after running 10k with no breakfast, it'd be rude not to 🤣