The General Winchester 10k Obstacle Run

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Take on one of the muddiest and toughest obstacle runs in the country. With a multitude of obstacles across the 10k course, there will be something for everyone looking for a great day out. Embrace the mud to see if you are tougher than the General.
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10:00am Sun 26th Mar 2023
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Ovington, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Matterley Estate, Matterley Estate, Temple Valley, Ovington, Winchester SO21 1HW, UK
Start times
10:00am Sun 26th Mar 2023
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The General Winchester 10k Obstacle Run
Route information
Set amongst ancient woodland, areas of scientific interest, undulating terrain, and spectacular views this course will offer everything you’ll need it to be whether you’re a novice obstacle runner or a professional.
  • Ambush – TOP SECRET
  • Bridge To Far – Balance Beam
  • Paths Of Glory – Tyre in’s and outs
  • The Frogman – Water Holes
  • Hell Below – Barb wire Crawl
  • The Charge Of The Light Brigade – Under and overs
  • The Desert Rats – TOP SECRET
  • All Quiet On The Western Front – TOP SECRET
  • The Tanks Are Coming – Tank Crawl
  • Aces High – TOP SECRET
  • All The Kings Men – Hay Bail stacks
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Finisher's T-shirt
  • Chip-timed results
  • Bag drop
  • First Aid
  • Toilets
  • Hot food and drink (extra cost)
How to get there
Matterley Estate, Matterley Estate, Temple Valley, Ovington, Winchester SO21 1HW, UK
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By Car
Enter westbound via the a31 at Orrs meadow junction. Follow the signposted route to arrive at the event car park.
On-site car parking is free.
Event day logistics
09:00 Registration opens
09:50 Registration closes
10:00 10k Obstacle Run first wave starts
Start Waves
There will start waves for this event. The first wave will set off at 10:00 with each wave thereafter leaving every 5 to 10 minutes.
The event organiser will confirm your individual start wave in the pre race email.
Age Requirements
Entrants must be 16 years old on the day of the race. Everyone aged 16 & 17 must provide written consent from a parent or guardian.
Chip-timing and race bibs will be available to collect from registration, you will need your event confirmation email as proof of entry.
Water will be available on the course and at the finish line, if you would like a drink before the start please bring your own.
There will be no changing facilities or showers available.
Bag Drop
There will be a manned bag drop available, leave your items there at your own risk.
How muddy is the General Winchester 10k Obstacle?
Expect to get very dirty and wet. Technical breathable fabrics are perfect for this event and are strongly recommended. Remember, cotton gets heavy when wet. Wit is recommended not to wear gloves and full-length leggings. Make sure to bring a change of clothes for the finish as there is no showers available.
Are there changing facilities available at the General Winchester 10k Obstacle?
There will be no facilities for changing, please bring a change of clothing so that you can change into in your vehicle.
Is there First Aid available at the General Winchester 10k Obstacle?
Medical support will be present on the course and at the finish. You should be relatively fit and have no known medical conditions in order to compete.
79 reviews
Did the race in 2023
It is important that where there is a pool of water it is important to let people know how deep the water is by putting written signs next to pool as due to the noise of people talking I did not hear the guy announcing there the other end was deep. This is by the pool that was dug into the ground had a shallow and dip end which I did not know. I slip at the point where the shallow end was ending if that makes sense therefore when I slipped into the water I then hit the group which was slippery therefore I slipped into the the deep end. I nearly drowned as I had gauged the depth on the pool by the other participants as the water was up to their waist line which was ok for me but when slid into the pool it felt like I was pulled into the deep end , which was way to deep for my comfort. I can swim but not in very deep water as I need to stop here and there so when I cannot touch the bottom of the pool I am not comfortable with that. As a result I panicked and I could not breath and it was not nice . I have never felt that vulnerable like I did, I thought for a second I was going to drown. It took a few seconds which was too long for me when struggling before anyone noticed that I was struggling to keep my head above the water. Our boot instructor Sam jumped in the water to rescue me and some of my peers helped. I am not sure whether the guy "Usher" at the pool can swim and if he is a life guard and what his role was. Anything could have happened on that day and after the incident I felt very dizzy and fell on the ground. After a few minutes of rest I carried on as I did not want to give up. Another thing was the water was too cold. How many days was the water in the ground before the event ? I think it would be helpful to put a note on the side with the temperature of the water as I think I could have gone into hypothermia as the cold water especially on my head did affect me as when I slip into the pool I went under the water and over my head for too long. On the other pool made of hay stacks I had another episode of feeling dizzy and shaky after coming out of the water and we realised that the cold water was affecting me and by that time i could not go back so I carried on. thanks to my peers and also I got a heating blanket which was too small so did not help much. I did not enjoy the event as much as I was hoping. I am happy to speak to someone if that will help to get a clear understanding of my experience. I know this is the last one for now but I really want to be heard and I did not have a nice experience. Having said that if there was another event I would do it again but avoid pools of water. lol
Did the race in 2023
I really enjoyed the course, sad that it was my first and last! Fingers crossed another one can be done in the future ☺️
Did the race in 2023
What a great fun ;)
Did the race in 2023
It was fun and everyone should try it.
Did the race in 2023
Great event and loved it!
Did the race in 2023
Had a great time however should have worn gloves as recommended (and ones with grip) as my hands got very cold and I was unable to grab onto ropes or the monkey bars which I really wanted to do.
Did the race in 2023
you will get cold!
Did the race in 2023
Absolutely loved it, but would've loved to have photos
Did the race in 2023
Great day running with mixture of ability obstacles. Well marshalled and directed. Would highly recommend
Did the race in 2023
Have loved it every time, good value and great medals and t shirts. Good organisation.
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