Draycote Water - 10K and Half Marathon - May

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Review summary

4.3
7 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Samantha H
"The race organiser run well organised races at draycote water. Good medals are..."

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Andrew J
"A great morning with great organisation. The friendly course and fine weather..."

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Si H
"Very good straightforward and pleasant run. The people taking part were very..."
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Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £15–£17
    Event passed
  2. 10K

    Run 10km
    £13–£15
    Event passed

Draycote Water - 10K and Half Marathon - May routes

10k Route: The course begins on the upper pathway and heading north for approximately 1km before turning back onto the lower perimeter road. It then continues back to the race village for approximately 1.5km followed by one complete clockwise lap of the reservoir. The race, predominantly on tarmac pathway but including loose gravel in places, is suitable for runners of all abilities.

Half Marathon Route: The course begins close to the south-west corner of the reservoir. The route follows the lower perimeter road clockwise back to the race village followed by two complete laps of the reservoir. The race, predominantly on tarmac pathway but including loose gravel in places, is suitable for runners of all abilities.

Race Marshals

Marshals will be present on the course throughout the race.

Distance Markers

The route will be clearly indicated with arrows, tape and Km markers where necessary.

Event details

  • Road
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Race packs collected on the day
  • Closed roads
  • Flat
  • 500 participants

From the organizer

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Warwickshire's best kept secret for road runners, Draycote Water offers smooth, flat road with stunning reservoir and countryside views.

Running alongside the water, using dam wall pathways and a perimeter service road, you'll find mesmerising views of nature trails, wildlife and boats on the water as you notch up mile after mile. Some short inclines and downhill stretches keep the landscape changing around you, so you'll not get tired of your surroundings, even as you dig in to the later stages of a race.

What’s Included

Results and Prizes

Results will be uploaded live to our website and, where possible/practical, timing print-outs will be available at the race. In all cases, results will be communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

All finishers will receive a medal and a goody bag on completing the race.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females. Where possible, we will endeavour to present individual race prizes as soon as validated on the day.

Facilities

Bag Drop: Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave your belongings with us while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by presenting your race number.

Race Numbers: For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.

Toilets: There are free toilets in The Last Drop for use throughout the event.

Changing/Showers: Whilst there are no dedicated changing rooms or showers, you will be able to use the nearby London Aquatics Centre shower facilities for a small fee of £2 when showing your race number on entry.

Refreshments: Refreshments will be available in The Last Drop throughout the event.

Water Stations

There will be water stations on the route at the finish, passed on each lap, at which water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups.

Raceday Logistics

Registration

08:15 to 09:30 at the Race Village (signposted from the car park)

Race Numbers

For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted.

Timing

Chip-timed

Kit List

For safety reasons, it is suggested that you run without music so you can stay alert and aware of your surroundings and other runners. This way you can also soak up the energy and atmosphere and unplug!

For racing we recommend you wear your normal running kit and trainers and don't forget to keep an eye on the weather in case you require any waterproofs.

Spectators

Spectators are best placed around the finish area where they will see runners pass at the end of each of the the part/full laps.

Volunteers

No volunteers required

FAQs

In accordance with UK Athletics guidelines, we require event participants to meet the following minimum age requirements on the date of the event.

• Marathon, 24 Miles, 20 Miles, 16 Miles - 18 years of age

• Half Marathon, 10 Miles - 17 years of age

• 10K, 5 Miles, 7K - 15 years of age

• 5K - 11 years of age

Pacers

Pacers will not be offered at this race.

Can I bring a Buggy/Pushchair?

This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs.

Is this race suitable for wheelchair users?

This race is suitable for wheelchair users. You may be asked to start at the front of the field 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time and be vigilant of other runners overtaking during the race.

Can I run with Earphones/Headphones?

Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at the event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a minimum volume such that instructions from marshals or other race officials can be clearly understood. The race organisers reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

Does this event have a time-limit?

Whilst there is no strict time-limit for this race, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the registration/finish area(s) after approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to facilitate the removal of all equipment from the premises by the agreed time.

Does it cost more to enter on the day?

Subject to a £2 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability).

Draycote Water - 10K and Half Marathon - May weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

15°C
Predicted highs
4°C
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 5mph

Draycote Water - 10K and Half Marathon - May reviews (7)

4.3 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Very good straightforward and pleasant run. The people taking part were very friendly. I would have liked to have seen a couple more water stations due to the heat however everything else was fine good value for money. The model was okay
  • Did the 10K in 2019

    A great morning with great organisation. The friendly course and fine weather helped with the PB. Thank you
  • Did the 10K in 2018

    The race organiser run well organised races at draycote water. Good medals are handed out on completion.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    people have left reviews about this being a flat course, which it is, well relatively! there are 2 quite steep small hills to which the decents are pretty short, and for the rest of the course it felt like I was continuously running up hill with long very gradual inclines. maybe just me, it was quite hot too , but just don't expect a totally flat course
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Very warm but a nice run. Atmosphere was ok, but most crowds had cleared when the half marathon runners had finished.As an overall run, I'd say 8 out of 10
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Very hot day but plenty of water stops and great support.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    It was a well organised event and works well with the 10k starting at the same time over the other side of the lake. The course is a little hilly but nothing too excessive. It is a shame we have to run on the lower path/roadway below the edge of the reservoir so you do not get the cooling effect of running next to the water but I understand that path is too narrow and there are other people enjoying Draycote. The wooded sections of the course are nice and give you some shade and views of the lake. Despite it not being the middle of a town or city there was some nice support from the people having a day out there.

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    Patrick T
    What does the price of the ticket include? Does this include a medal etc

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    Steph E
    Hello, you will receive a finisher medal and the race is timed using chip timing. There are also water stations along the run route and you will receive a goody bag at the end of the race. Have a good race!
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    Lisa B
    Hi, a group of us are looking to come over and support our friend who is running the half marathon, can I just check the children and well family dogs are allowed in the park please.

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    Steph E
    Hi there, Children are allowed in the park but I'm afraid dogs are not.