Gunnersbury Park 10K

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Sun, 19 Jul 2020
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London, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Gunnersbury Park Museum, Gunnersbury Park Museum, Gunnersbury Park House, Popes Ln, London W5 4NH, UK
Start times
Sun, 19 Jul 2020
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Gunnersbury Park 10K
Route information
The course starts and finishes in the park.
Runners will complete four laps of the course before ending with a final 80m straight to the finish.
The course is flat and the terrain is a mix of pathways and parklands.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Trophies for top 3 runners
  • Timed Event
  • Water Stations
  • Marshalled Course
  • Post Race results
  • Bag Drop
  • First Aid
How to get there
Gunnersbury Park Museum, Gunnersbury Park Museum, Gunnersbury Park House, Popes Ln, London W5 4NH, UK
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Address: Gunnersbury Park, Popes Lane, London, W3 8LQ
Car: There is ample parking in the local area.
Public transport: The best bus routes are E.3, 237, 267, 391
Event day logistics
Registration will take place between 9am-9.45am.
The race will start at 1000.
You are advised to arrive well before the start of the race in order to collect your race number, drop your bag and warm up.
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MCC Promotions
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
The course is laps so this is a good event for spectators to view runners.
There is no fee for spectators at this event.
9 reviews
Did the race in 2019
The Gunnersbury 10k run was generally OK. However the course was short by about 400m so I ran the extra distance to make up the full 10k. Another runner also ran beyond the finish line as her Garmin watch indicated that the course was not a full 10k. I double checked on Google maps afterwards and it confirmed that the course was less than 10k.
Did the race in 2019
A disgrace. The worst event I’ve ever attended. Course did not appear to be correct distance. Poor organisation. Chaos at the start (where was the start line?/ didn’t get a warning so as to start our watches). No chipped time.
Kasia Turecka
Did the race in 2019
Poorly organised. No chipped timing, cheap jack medal and t- shirt. No post race results. No properly set start line, was wonder how they messure time without chip on the bib. Yes, they were messure - by ladies on the finish line! streaming " what's your number ?!!!"
Did the race in 2019
The event was well organised and the stewards/marshalls were fantastic. Sadly, it seems that the course measured round 500 metres under 10k which is a bit of shame.
matt m
Did the race in 2019
This race has a cheap entry fee, so I wasn't bothered that there weren't any frills, or timing chips, or facilities at the race, however organization was lacking. The pre-race email was incoherent and left me without a clear idea of where to find the start (quite a ways from the park entrance). It wouldn't have cost a cent to provide decent directions. Most disappointing to me, the course was too short - maybe as much at 400m, so I don't have a comparable time. It can't have been difficult to stagger the finish to provide an accurate length. The course was nice and shady most of the way, water station functioned well. This has the makings of a good event. I don't need a medal or t-shirt to add to the pile, would much prefer better organisation.
Edward G
Did the race in 2019
Overall, I was disappointed with the event.1. Upon arrival, it turned out that the organisers did not have a number for my wife. More generally, the format for finding people's numbers seemed very disorganised compared to similar events I've been to (where each participant has a ready-made pack). 2. No chip times. This is one of the main reasons to do these events - for an official chip time. We can all time ourselves going round a track. Those near the back of the start line will have received inaccurate times. 3. Results took a long time to be published. Similar events, as well as free events such as Park Runs, often have results up within a few hours. This took longer than 24 hours. 4. Incomplete / inaccurate results. My wife's result is still, at the time of writing, not included in the results. 5. No music / DJ / compere etc. which can often help with the atmosphere.
Did the race in 2019
Poor organisation in the day with bibs having to be reassigned and ours had Birmingham 10k on them. The guy starting the race lacked friendliness and charm and marched us to the start and said we called us to start so quick ..... he went from 2 mins to start within 10 seconds. The route was nice and marshals very encouraging and helpful. The water was also adequate and easy to grab. The race was 450 metres short...... the race was described as laps then a straight 500 metre finish-clearly the 500 metre finish hadn’t been added on to the end of the course. Frustrating as not a proper time as it was not a 10k. As only cheap I wouldn’t expect a lavish medal or tshirt but perhaps skip the tshirt and put the cost to the medal or its ribbon having the event and date on. No excuse for being so short though!
Did the race in 2019
Pre the run the information sent out was incomplete with the link to the course map not working. At registration, the numbers assigned were a mix and some had ‘Oxford 10 km’ on them. We were told that this was not important only the number mattered. Looked sloppy and unprofessional and a bit disorganised. Starter was friendly but the count down only went down to 7, then we were told to go. Not good for accurately timing ones start with strava/timers. No chip. Marshals and staff were great and very friendly. No results posted as yet. Needs improvement but other than all of these points, we all had fun.
Did the race in 2019
A very nice course but the organisation was very poor. The start was chaos, starter chatting away and then without enough warning to properly start our watches / trackers - just set us all off. We couldn’t even see where the actual start line was. Medals - had just the name of the organiser with no reference at all of the actual race - very poor. Most people in the cafe that we were chatting to afterwards said their watches / trackers showed that the course was short. Also - NO CHIPPED TIMING. Very disappointing.
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