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The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K

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Start the new off right with this New Year 10k and 5k event. Great for runners of all abilities, the course winds its with through the Northamptonshire countryside. Come for the quaint scenery or for the finisher's medal.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Wed Dec 30 2020

What's included:

  • Finisher's Medal
  • Marshalled Course
  • Chip timing
  • Prizes for leading runners and age group winners
  • Refreshment Station
  • Bag drop
  • First aid
  • Toilets
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4.4
18 reviews
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
ActionHighFiveHelpful volunteers
ShoeFlatGood for beginners
Emily
Star
3.0
Did the 10K in 2020
I appreciate the hard work that goes in to running such an event but perhaps a few things to consider should you organise one for 2021. </p><p>1) The route was great, however there was a distinct lack of marshalling on the course. Particularly at the 5k point. There were cars going through the course too, I'm not sure whether they were meant to (we were told roads would be closed), was this a marshall error?</p><p>2) The water station at 5k was not ideal. I had no way to get water unless I stopped which I didn't want to do! The marshalls weren't holding out the drinks in a suitable way, if you have a group of 10 people running at a similar speed then you really need two sets of a tables (they needn't be far apart) to enable everyone to get some. Unfortunately the two runners ahead of me stopped and so I had no way to get water because they were in my way (appreciate not an organisation fault of yours!), but perhaps staggered tables would help. Similarly, although cups on course is fine for some and I'm not bothered either way, it would be better to have bottled water at the end. It's far more beneficial to have a bottle of water which can be reused over and over again than a cup of water which in the main is a single use plastic. </p><p>3) The finish line was not obvious to me and other runners. I was surprised there was only one marshall on the gates of the school as you came to the finish - and even more surprised that I could not see any more marshalling after that point. I actually didn't know where the finish was, until I'd crossed the black timer strip. Hilariously there is a photo captured of me questioning where the finish line is! </p><p>However, the medal was a good one and with free parking close to the start of the course that was good. … read more
Nick R
Star
4.7
Did the 10K in 2020
Very enjoyable run. Nice flat(ish) course with just a couple of small hills for a challenge. Good scenery and very well organised.… read more
sue
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3.7
Did the 10K in 2020
Lovely course.<br />There were only 2 ladies toilets so this caused queuing and therefore we were delayed in getting good start position. Difficult to then move through the pack as 5k and 10k started together.<br />The start briefing could not be heard at all at the back- hopefully we did not miss anything crucial!! The finish line was badly marked so many people stopped running before crossing it!! It would not take much to make this a much better event in the future if above was sorted as interesting undulating course.… read more
Frequently asked questions
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What time does The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K start?
The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K will begin at 10:00. Please arrive in advance in order to warm up and drop your bag.… read more
FAQ
What facilities will be at The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K?
There will be toilets, changing facilities and a bag drop available for runners at The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K.… read more
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How do I attach my race number for the The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K?
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 course is a 5km loop on the gently undulating country roads outside Oundle. Competitors will run through several pretty Northamptonshire villages and see sweeping landscapes.

For the 10km event, runners will complete two laps of the course.

Emily
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3.0
Did the 10K in 2020
I appreciate the hard work that goes in to running such an event but perhaps a few things to consider should you organise one for 2021. </p><p>1) The route was great, however there was a distinct lack of marshalling on the course. Particularly at the 5k point. There were cars going through the course too, I'm not sure whether they were meant to (we were told roads would be closed), was this a marshall error?</p><p>2) The water station at 5k was not ideal. I had no way to get water unless I stopped which I didn't want to do! The marshalls weren't holding out the drinks in a suitable way, if you have a group of 10 people running at a similar speed then you really need two sets of a tables (they needn't be far apart) to enable everyone to get some. Unfortunately the two runners ahead of me stopped and so I had no way to get water because they were in my way (appreciate not an organisation fault of yours!), but perhaps staggered tables would help. Similarly, although cups on course is fine for some and I'm not bothered either way, it would be better to have bottled water at the end. It's far more beneficial to have a bottle of water which can be reused over and over again than a cup of water which in the main is a single use plastic. </p><p>3) The finish line was not obvious to me and other runners. I was surprised there was only one marshall on the gates of the school as you came to the finish - and even more surprised that I could not see any more marshalling after that point. I actually didn't know where the finish was, until I'd crossed the black timer strip. Hilariously there is a photo captured of me questioning where the finish line is! </p><p>However, the medal was a good one and with free parking close to the start of the course that was good.
Nick R
Star
4.7
Did the 10K in 2020
Very enjoyable run. Nice flat(ish) course with just a couple of small hills for a challenge. Good scenery and very well organised.
sue
Star
3.7
Did the 10K in 2020
Lovely course.<br />There were only 2 ladies toilets so this caused queuing and therefore we were delayed in getting good start position. Difficult to then move through the pack as 5k and 10k started together.<br />The start briefing could not be heard at all at the back- hopefully we did not miss anything crucial!! The finish line was badly marked so many people stopped running before crossing it!! It would not take much to make this a much better event in the future if above was sorted as interesting undulating course.
Paula E
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4.3
Did the 10K in 2019
Well organised , liked the course, 100 words is too long a requirement to get feedback. I enjoyed the event. End of.
Natasha W
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5.0
Did the 10K in 2019
A great start to the running year! Really well organised with fantastic support. Even the headwind couldn't put you off. Perfect for all abilities.
John H
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5.0
Did the 10K in 2019
This was a good fast course. For it being its first run it was very well organised. Everyone seemed to have a good time.
Richard M
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5.0
Did the 10K in 2019
A well organised and very friendly event - and the first of the year for many of the enthusiastic runners. A good start and finish point with good facilities and some great marshals. Certainly one to repeat - Many thanks to all concerned and good luck.
Sam
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5.0
Did the 10K in 2019
A great event and a fab start to the new year. A lovely flat course and really well run. I would definitely do this race next year.
David B
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5.0
Did the 10K in 2019
Really great way to start the year, excellent event, good route and friendly encouraging marshals. Well organised and will definitely do it again next year
Karen M
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5.0
Did the 10K in 2019
The Marshall’s were so great, the course was varied and the medal was amazing! Had a great time, fab race!
Bruce R
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4.0
Did the 10K in 2019
Parking was limited at the venue, but there was plenty of parking spaces in the surrounding neighbourhood. Registration was well organised and efficiently run. The course was a two lap race with a good mixture of hills and flats., made more challenging by the stiff breeze on the day. It was well marshalled by an enthusiastic team of volunteers and the finish area was well supported with water and snacks for all runners. The presentation and prize giving was done quite quickly after the race and rewarded a number of age group runners. My overall opinion of the event is would I do it again. Yes, definitely.
Did the 10K in 2019
Fantastic scenery, great route for running, tremendous vibe - all staged by the best race team in the business. Plus the Primary School benefits as well. What's not to keep us coming back each year? No wonder it sells out in a flash.Sir
Annie.
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5.0
Did the 10K in 2019
A good run to start the year.....bracing but dry conditions. Everyone we encountered was friendly and the course easy to negotiate being two laps of a 5k square on the village outskirts. We would consider repeating the exercise in 2020. Thanks to the organisers for a smooth operation.
Chris
Star
2.0
Did the 10K in 2019
Oundle is a beautiful town in Northamptonshire with stunning sandstone architecture. Sadly you won't be able to enjoy much of this as the route is a 2 lap course of otherwise nondescript (unclosed) country roads. It felt like a massive missed opportunity. Positives I would take are a friendly crowd, good PB potential and quite a fancy medal! I'd like to continue to support this event but would love to see it move slightly more into town.
charlotte
Star
4.0
Did the 10K in 2019
Enjoyed the course. Well organused. Water station at 5k and end of run. Baggage drop should be inside.
Stuart
Star
3.3
Did the 10K in 2019
Well done! Parking was obviously a challenge and some of the local drivers were clearly not happy! Maybe an idea to head-off cars before they get to the school then have to turn around? Additional toilets or the use of the school loos would be good. The start line was a bit chaotic as only the few at the front could hear the instructions. There was no real guidance to assemble at the start line other than it was 10 oclock, most folks waited in the warm until the last minute. It would be a great course in the summer, beautiful scenery but a little bleak in January! Hope to be there next year, thank you to all involved!
Mel
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5.0
Did the 10K in 2019
Absolutely loved the event.Well organised , great course and marvellous Marshalls .Cant help the weather , it wasnt too bad considering its January.Very well done
Did the 10K in 2019
A great event. I will be back next year :-).The only improvement would be to open the changing rooms an hour before the race and turn the water heater on - a cold shower on a cold day was not a perfect finish :-(
4.4
18 reviews
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
ActionHighFiveHelpful volunteers
ShoeFlatGood for beginners
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Logistics and schedule

Schedule:

10:00 5k and 10k race start

Prize presentations will take place approx. 1 hour after the first finisher.

How to get there

Oundle C Of E Primary School, Cotterstock Rd, Oundle, Peterborough PE8 5HA, UK

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Address: Oundle Primary School, Cotterstock Lane, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 5HA

Parking: There is ample parking throughout Oundle itself.

Train: the closest railway station is Corby, which is served by regular trains to and from Kettering. However, you will need to get a taxi or cycle to the event as it is 9 miles to the race start.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What time does The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K start?
The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K will begin at 10:00. Please arrive in advance in order to warm up and drop your bag.
FAQ
What facilities will be at The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K?
There will be toilets, changing facilities and a bag drop available for runners at The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K.
FAQ
How do I attach my race number for the The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K?
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
How do I get my results for The Oundle New Year 10K and 5K?
Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk ASAP. A copy of the results will also be sent to entrants emails.
FAQ
Is there an age requirement to participate?
Participants must be 15 years of age and over to enter the 10k and 11 years of age and over to enter the 5k event.
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10K
8:00am Sun 10th Jan 2021
5K
8:00am Sun 10th Jan 2021
Event postponed

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