The Stubbington Green 10K is now in it’s 33rd year and has established itself as one the biggest and best 10K races on the South Coast. Having run this year it’s easy to see why. The organisation was excellent, number collection was easy and you received a good quality long sleeve t-shirt to remember the day by.
The weather was ideal for running, cool, not cold, overcast and only a slight breeze. There is a small walk from the race HQ to the start, which was organised based on your predicted times. The race started bang on time, the initial start is a bit tight, but you were soon on your way. The initial mile and a bit was flat as we ran out of Stubbington and in to the countryside. Then there was a drop down, immediately followed by an up, from there the route went through nice country lanes heading for the coast. Turning left along the sea front there was a bit of a head wind, but there was support which kept the field going. Half a mile along the flat sea front and then the route headed back up to Stubbington. Surprisingly the “ups” on the way home weren’t as severe as the drops on the way down, which was a good thing. The last mile and a half was all flat allowing runners to either “hang on” to the finish or give it that final push to the finish in the village centre.
Upon finishing the obligatory bananas, water and Alton sports goodie bag, were handed out, no medal, but the long sleeve top makes up for it.
All in all an enjoyable fast course, if you fancy doing it in 2019 be sure to sign up early as it sells out quickly.
Well done to all the BVR runners including
- Simon Cooper who finished with a PB and 3rd Vet Male 45+ place
- Oli Stevenson
- Alan Baker
- Joanna Miller
- Suzanne Anderson
Results at www.fullonsport.com/event/60058/results