Hertfordshire County Showground 10k

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Speed around Hertfordshire County Showground in this fast and friendly 10k event. Perfect for runners of all levels, the course will meander right around the circumference of this scenic park. Sign up now for the perfect start to your Sunday and that all important finisher's medal.
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Sat, 1 Oct 2022
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Hertfordshire County Showground, St Albans AL3 7PT, UK
Start times
Sat, 1 Oct 2022
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Hertfordshire County Showground 10k
Route information
The course is a cross country multi lap run around the showground.
Runners will complete four laps of the course before being rewarded with a finisher's medal.
The course is a mix of trails and grass.
Course Records:
  • Male: 36:31
  • Female: 45:19
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Trophies for top 3 runners
  • Refreshment stations
  • Fully marked and marshalled
  • First Aid Station
  • Changing facilities
  • Toilets
  • Bag drop
  • Free parking
How to get there
Hertfordshire County Showground, St Albans AL3 7PT, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
There will be ample free parking at the Hertfordshire County Showground
By Public Transport
Harpenden Station is a 5 min walk from the park.
Event day logistics
10:00 10k starts
Please ensure you arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the start of the race in order to collect your race number.
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MCC Promotions have acted as sports consultants on over 100 televised boxing shows, with SKY TV’s popular Friday Night Fight Shows, many sportswear brands, BP, and many sports clubs throughout the UK. The MCC Promotions 10K Run Series has proved a great success in recent years attracting over 10,000 runners each year throughout the UK.
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Spectator Info
There is no fee for spectators at this event.
The course features many laps so this is a superb event for spectators to view runners.
Will there be first aid available at the Hertfordshire County Showground 10k?
Yes, there will be first aid onsite during the race should any problems arise.
What do finisher's of the Hertfordshire County Showground 10k receive?
All finisher's will receive a bespoke medal, with the top 3 runners earning trophies.
How far away is Harpenden Station from the start of the Hertfordshire County Showground 10k?
The station is a short 5 minute walk to the start line.
15 reviews
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
FamilyFamily friendly
BicepFlexChallenging course
Marie s
Did the 10k in 2020
I wasn’t on the list to start (had to email and query) despite signing up and paying ages ago, no information on bag drop (had to email and query) and now just googled results and I’m not on that list either 🙁....didn’t really like the 4 boring laps of a park either, especially being Lapped by fast runners. However the people on the day there were great, Marshall’s very good, all lovely and friendly....lovely coffee shop pre-race and apparently according to my Apple Watch got a 10k pb (can’t verify as not on the list 😕)
Adam H
Did the 10k in 2020
Be prepared for a hilly course but what a fantastic fast route! Granted the laps do feel long but for the money you pay for entry it's pretty damn good! Would definitely reccomend to a friend
Geoffrey W
Did the 10k in 2020
Enjoyed the challenging course. Power walked all the way.,with the aide of a walking stick. ,because of a hip replacement .Will enter again next year.
Geoffrey W
Did the 10k in 2020
Enjoyed the challenging course,power walked all the way with the aide of a walking stick,because of a replacement hip.Will enter again next year ,
Did the 10k in 2020
Enjoyed the run with friendly organisers. Was disappointed that I had to pour my own water at the end, nowhere to buy tea/coffee or food for participants or for people watching.
Peter R
Did the 10k in 2020
Multi lap challenging course, can be muddy if wet but very unable. A real old school cross country race with no frills, but very friendly and supportive. A nice change from the big city races
Mike S
Did the 10k in 2020
More of a 'cross country' event than a 'standard' 10 km run. Very muddy, with deteriorating conditions each circuit due to everyone running 4 laps. Advertised as 'a measured 10km', but my Garmin gave 9.77 kms total...... I thought I saw 'medal and T-shirt' in the advertising, but was told "no T-shirts - we provide a bespoke medal"....(maybe my mistake?...). So overall?, fine if you want to pay £15 for a fun-run. Would I do it again?..... probably not.
Matt S
Did the 10k in 2020
Terrible event, essentially 4 laps of a football field. It was also badly organised with only two toilets for all the runners. The marshals were friendly though.
Did the 10k in 2019
The course was terrible - 4 times round a muddy and slippery Rothamsted Park with a tedious little double-back on each circuit to make up the mileage. Parts of the course involved peculiar little dog legs through markers which many/most people ignored. Not good. Registration and finishing arrangements were functional but OK. However, the organisers were very lucky it wasn't raining as there was no overhead cover provided at all. If it had been wet all the runners would have got soaked to the skin while waiting and after finishing. Atmosphere among the runners was friendly and supportive, as always at these events, but because the admin arrangements it wasn't a great, memorable or particularly interesting or enjoyable event. I don't think I'll bother again next year.
Did the 10k in 2019
Chaotic organimation of the route. Poor communication. Course in parts was ankle deep in mud. The hills were a good challenge.
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