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The Oundle 20 Mile Road Race

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£3.00 - £30.00Free injury protection
Event summary

Drive your training on with this excellent 20 mile event. Great for those training for Spring marathons, the course is a mixture of quiet country lanes and pretty villages. Come for the technical shirt or for the chance to win a prize.

How to enter

Tickets available until Fri Aug 20 2021

What's included:

  • Finisher's Medal
  • Long Sleeved Technical T-shirt
  • Marshalled Course
  • Chip timed event
  • Prizes for category winners
  • Aid Stations
  • Refreshment Stations
  • Bag drop
20 Miles
7:30am Sun 22nd Aug 2021

Run 20mi

£28.00 - £30.00
Children's Race
7:30am Sun 22nd Aug 2021

Run 1mi

£3.00
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4.5
21 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
BicepFlexChallenging course
BigMedalAmazing medal
Annette N
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5.0
Did the 20 Miles in 2020
Thank you for organising the Oundle 20 in these uncertain times, we thought this may be the last race we could run for sometime, so thank you for managing everything to enable it to go ahead safely. I recall that you managed to rearrange the first Oundle 20 when weather intervened.<br /> it's a very pretty course through the Northamptonshire villages, the marshals were great being really encouraging standing in the rain and there were some terrific supporters travelling around the course. Thank you… read more
Chris B
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4.7
Did the 20 Miles in 2020
Perfectly timed for the last long training runs for the spring marathons, Oundle 20 was a challenging course but one that gave me confidence that, had the marathon not been postponed, I would have been well prepared for it. The organisation was ok, though there could maybe have been more signposting to where things were (e.g. baggage arrangements, t-shirt collection) - but this was more than made up for by the fact that a) the event went ahead despite many others being cancelled, b) the attention to detail to keep runners and volunteers safe was second to none, and c) the support from crew and other runners on the day was awesome! Could someone please flatten out the hill at mile 19 though...?! Thank you for a great event - I'd definitely do it again! … read more
Jack R
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5.0
Did the 20 Miles in 2020
Excellent effort by the organisers given the difficult circumstances and self-imposed corona measures.<br />Despite the weather, coming last and going round the course completely self-supporting with an 8kg rucksack, I really enjoyed the event and look forward to doing it again next year in better circumstances.<br />Very grateful to both Nice-work and Oundle Primary School for staging a reduced event which will be fondly remember, I'm sure, by most participants as the last event before the big sport shut down.<br />… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What time does the race start?
The race will begin at 0930. Please arrive in advance in order to warm up and drop your bag.… read more
FAQ
What facilities will be at the event HQ?
There will be toilets, changing facilities and a bag drop available for runners… read more
FAQ
How do I attach my race number?
Please attach your race number to the front of your running top or vest using safety pins or clips, securing it on all four corners. Please don’t attach your number to the back of your shirt as it is difficult for our timekeepers and marshals to identify you.… read more
Route description
Route description

The race is one lap of the beautiful countryside surrounding the historic market town of Oundle.

The course is on gently undulating roads and runners with pass through the pretty villages of Fotheringay, Nassington, Yarwell and King's Cliffe.

There is definite PB potential on this great, fast course.

Annette N
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5.0
Did the 20 Miles in 2020
Thank you for organising the Oundle 20 in these uncertain times, we thought this may be the last race we could run for sometime, so thank you for managing everything to enable it to go ahead safely. I recall that you managed to rearrange the first Oundle 20 when weather intervened.<br /> it's a very pretty course through the Northamptonshire villages, the marshals were great being really encouraging standing in the rain and there were some terrific supporters travelling around the course. Thank you
Chris B
Star
4.7
Did the 20 Miles in 2020
Perfectly timed for the last long training runs for the spring marathons, Oundle 20 was a challenging course but one that gave me confidence that, had the marathon not been postponed, I would have been well prepared for it. The organisation was ok, though there could maybe have been more signposting to where things were (e.g. baggage arrangements, t-shirt collection) - but this was more than made up for by the fact that a) the event went ahead despite many others being cancelled, b) the attention to detail to keep runners and volunteers safe was second to none, and c) the support from crew and other runners on the day was awesome! Could someone please flatten out the hill at mile 19 though...?! Thank you for a great event - I'd definitely do it again!
Jack R
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5.0
Did the 20 Miles in 2020
Excellent effort by the organisers given the difficult circumstances and self-imposed corona measures.<br />Despite the weather, coming last and going round the course completely self-supporting with an 8kg rucksack, I really enjoyed the event and look forward to doing it again next year in better circumstances.<br />Very grateful to both Nice-work and Oundle Primary School for staging a reduced event which will be fondly remember, I'm sure, by most participants as the last event before the big sport shut down.<br />
Tristan R
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4.7
Did the 20 Miles in 2020
Fabulous race- well organised, good marshals, lovely scenery and a few challenging undulations! Thank you!👍🏻
Matthew J
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3.7
Did the 20 Miles in 2020
Competitive field. Pleasant undulating course - certainly not flat. Support was sparse but the weather wasn’t great.
Chris A
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5.0
Did the 20 Miles in 2020
A very well organised 20 mile race over a scenic, continually undulating landscape, passing through historic and picturesque villages.
teresa w
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5.0
Did the 20 Miles in 2020
its a tough course , oundle is a beautiful town , well organised in difficult circumstances this year
MARK E
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4.7
Did the 20 Miles in 2020
I always love the Oundle 20 Mile. The course is great; undulating roads, some nice long downhills, an exposed windy stretch, and some nasty hills to finish. I consider it a road steeplechase - you're always looking for the spire of the church in the next village down the road. It's local for me, but I would travel for it. Perfect timing for spring marathon training, and always a proper medal and a long-sleeved t-short as a reward.
Stewart
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5.0
Did the 20 Miles in 2019
Very well organised and friendly event. Tough course made harder by the conditions but a good solid 20 miles and some very encouraging support in the villages. Excellent marathon preparation.
Laura
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5.0
Did the 20 Miles in 2019
Very friendly supportive marshalls .Well organised with adequate drinks stations .I have done this race twice and loved it .
Emma
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4.3
Did the 20 Miles in 2019
A lovely scenic course that offered a good balance of challenge along the route. The volunteers did a great job and there were plenty of water stations and they never felt crowded as we passed them. A couple of improvements would make this an absolutely outstanding event. Firstly, some portable urinals for men would drastically reduce the large queues for the facilities pre-race. Secondly, being able to perhaps ensure some of the side roads were closed as in the last mile I think I nearly ran into an oncoming car when turning a blind corner (thanks to the marshal who warned me of the oncoming car!). All in all though a fabulous down to earth event that I would highly recommend to any runner looking for a 20 mile race in the build up to a spring marathon.
Annette
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4.0
Did the 20 Miles in 2019
Absolutely beautiful (if hilly) course, they ran out of t-shirts in my size but immediately took details and offered to order the right size for me which other races just say tough! Marshals amazing and plenty of water stops. I will be back
Katy
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3.0
Did the 20 Miles in 2019
I was disappointed to not receive my finishers t-shirt in spite of being asked for my size the week before. I hope that this will be posted out in the correct size soon. I also felt it was rather misleading to call one chocolate bar a goodie bag. The marshals on the course were supportive on the whole but there were not enough and a friend who got into difficulty was told she needed to wait for the sweeper vehicle which does not seem a good solution. She eventually got help from the next water station. Would be nice to be told the elevation in advance as 'undulating' did not really cover what I was expecting!
Margaret
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4.7
Did the 20 Miles in 2019
Fantastic small event with great organisation, beautiful undulating course and plenty of water stations. Will definitely do it again if it fits into marathon plans or even as a stand-alone event.
Karen
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4.7
Did the 20 Miles in 2019
Fab well organised run but I do think there should have been a few more Marshalls there were a few places where i wasn't sure where I was going ..but I'd run it again
Jade
Star
4.7
Did the 20 Miles in 2019
Well organised and lovely atmosphere! Aid stations were well stocked and marshals were lovely. My only criticism would be lack of toilets and parking. This needs working on for future races. I thoroughly enjoyed my day!
James
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5.0
Did the 20 Miles in 2019
By far the most picturesque 20 mile race throughout my short but accomplished running career. Having participated in the Valentines 30k and the Oakley 20, this is a race that stands shoulder to shoulder with them, with perhaps fewer incline but a far more interesting route. Shame about my race time.
Gary
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4.0
Did the 20 Miles in 2019
Excellent race, I live in Oundle so to have this race on my doorstep is amazing, This is the second year I have run the race and I have already signed up for next year hope this race grows and goes from strength to strength.
Helena
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3.7
Did the 20 Miles in 2019
Really enjoyed the race but the finish was chaotic, I had to avoid and wait for a car coming out of the school to finish. I did finish around 3:21 but at least 40% of the runners still needed to finish but it felt like the actual race had been done for a while and it was just the last drags still coming in. A beter bloked off finish with no other traffic (cars and pedestrians) then runners and clear indication of where to go would make it a much nicer finish.
Mel
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5.0
Did the 20 Miles in 2019
Loved the event , great race as part of my VLM training .Marshalls fantastic. Well organised Thank you
Gemma
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4.7
Did the 20 Miles in 2019
I loved the race. Really lovely route, lovely and scenic. My only complaint would be the toilet situation at the start. You couldve done with more and if possible some that werent portaloos as theyre not very pleasant to use and the queue for the two you did have indoors was too big to even consider.
4.5
21 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
BicepFlexChallenging course
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Logistics and schedule

The race will begin at 0930.

Volunteers

Volunteers are a focal point of all Nice Work events. As such, they are always on the look-out for more helping hands.

If you're interested in signing up then follow the link here:

https://lets-do-this.typeform.com/to/jcfjO1LA#eventid=108264

How to get there

24 Cotterstock Rd, Oundle, Peterborough PE8 5HA, UK

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Race HQ: Oundle Primary School, Cotterstock Lane, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 5HA

At race HQ there will be toilets, changing and shower facilities. The race HQ is most easily accessed by car, just 12 miles from Peterborough.

For those wishing to arrive by public transport the closest train station is Corby which is 9 miles from the event site. Riding a bike or getting a taxi is necessary as the station is several miles from the event site.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What time does the race start?
The race will begin at 0930. Please arrive in advance in order to warm up and drop your bag.
FAQ
What facilities will be at the event HQ?
There will be toilets, changing facilities and a bag drop available for runners
FAQ
How do I attach my race number?
Please attach your race number to the front of your running top or vest using safety pins or clips, securing it on all four corners. Please don’t attach your number to the back of your shirt as it is difficult for our timekeepers and marshals to identify you.
FAQ
Will there be aid stations?
Yes, there will be multiple well-stocked aid stations along the route.
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20 Miles
7:30am Sun 22nd Aug 2021
£28.00 - £30.00
Children's Race
7:30am Sun 22nd Aug 2021
£3.00
£3.00 - £30.00Free injury protection

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