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Water of Life 10K, Half Marathon and Junior Race - October

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Enjoy a superb scenic multi-terrain 10k or half marathon route starting and finishing in the prestigious Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre

Review summary

4.3
7 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Ben W
"This was my first half marathon really enjoyed the run friendly atmosphere and..."

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Steve P
"A local 10km run that is very well organised and Marshalled. Personally not..."

P

Patrick Bevan
"I’m running a half a month in 2019. This has to be the most scenic so far. A..."
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How to enter the Water of Life 10K, Half Marathon and Junior Race - October

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £23–£25
    Event passed
  2. 10k

    Run 10km
    £18–£20
    Event passed
  3. Junior Race

    Run 0.8km
    £10
    Event passed

Water of Life 10K, Half Marathon and Junior Race - October routes

Both races take you along a mixture of road, trails and off-road footpaths, some of which go across fields that may be muddy, depending upon the weather. You will follow the towpath from Marlow towards Henley, before looping back to Marlow. As a multi-terrain route, it will provide you with different challenges along the way. You will occasionally come across kissing gates, bridges and steps.

The route follows public footpaths and you will meet other users, whether on foot or bicycle – please be considerate to other users. We will do all we can to warn other users in advance and to facilitate your run, but we have to share the towpath. The footpath is narrow and rutted in places – please take extra care on these stretches. Above all, enjoy the route, the countryside, and all that entails.

Event Details

What’s Included

Results and Prizes

Each finisher will receive a medal commemorating the event.

Prizes: The 10k presentation will take place at approx 11:30am, time permitting. If not, the 10k winners' prizes will be presented with the Half Marathon prizes at 12.15pm. Prizes in each race will be given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female (regardless of age) then 1st Male & Female in the following categories: V40, V50, V60, V70.

Facilities

Bag Drop: The baggage drop will be at the Start/Finish area from 08:00. You will be given a baggage tag when you pick up your race pack, which should be attached to your bag before taking it to the drop.

Race Packs:
Race packs should be picked up on the day between 07:30-8:45 from Race HQ. Desks close promptly at 08:45 Late Entries: We will be taking entries on race day between 07:30-08:45. Please go to the “Late Entries” desk in the Race Village in plenty of time to register and pick up a number & chip. Late entries have a surcharge of £3. Desks close promptly at 08:45

Race Number: Secure your race number securely to the FRONT of your running top using four pins. If you have a medical condition that will need consideration, please mark the front of your number with a cross and write details on the back. Race numbers must not be passed on to another runner

Toilets: There are toilets at the start/finish area and also inside and outside the Wokingham Waterside Centre, adjacent to the start area.

Water: There will be a water station at halfway, at the 5k point. There will also be water at the finish. If you require water prior to the race, please bring a bottle with you

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: Tea/coffee and snacks will be available at the start/finish area Changing: There are no changing facilities, so please come ready dressed for the race

Raceday Logistics

Start Time

The Half Marathon race will start at 10:00am and the 10k will start at 10:10am. The children’s race will start once all adult runners have left the start/finish area – approximately 10:20am.

Kit List

Trail shoes are recommended, especially during or after wet weather.

Spectators

Beautiful start/finish area beside the Thames, with refreshments, food and children races while the main race is on.

Volunteers

No volunteers required

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find results for the Water of Life 10K, Half Marathon and Junior Race - October?
You can view the results here! https://www.theraceorganiser.com/archived-races/water-of-life#anchor
Can you sign up for the Water of Life 10K, Half Marathon and Junior Race - October on the day?
No, sign ups close 17 October 2019
At what time does the Water of Life 10K, Half Marathon and Junior Race - October start?
The Half Marathon begins at 10am. The 10k begins at 10:10am.
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Water of Life 10K, Half Marathon and Junior Race - October weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

15°C
Predicted highs
7°C
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 10mph

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Water of Life 10K, Half Marathon and Junior Race - October reviews (7)

4.3 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • B

    Ben W

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    This was my first half marathon really enjoyed the run friendly atmosphere and well organised. Would definitely recommend.
  • S

    Steve P

    Did the 10k in 2019

    A local 10km run that is very well organised and Marshalled. Personally not convinced it's a PB course as certain areas (such as bridges can become rather slippery). The biggest problem... Strava does not recognise as a 10km run (mine recorded 9.95km and a friends 9.99km) so if you're doing it as a monthly challenge be aware that you need to carry on running after the finish line.
  • P

    Patrick Bevan

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    I’m running a half a month in 2019. This has to be the most scenic so far. A really well organised and marshalled friendly chilled run - new PB too!
    Thanks
  • V

    V Podd

    Did the 10k in 2019

    Lots of fun. Punctual start. Nice flat run with amazing scenery. A lot of fun and friendly people.
  • G

    Guest

    Did the Half Marathon in 2016

    I love a small race event, the atmosphere is so friendly, the organisation might not be quite up to the standard of the huge races, but that’s often what makes them all the more endearing.
  • G

    Guest

    Did the Half Marathon in 2015

    It was an absolutely cracking run. Great value for money, excellent course and scenery. Great atmosphere, brilliant marshaling.
  • G

    Guest

    Did the Half Marathon in 2015

    A fantastic race. It could not be faulted. Excellent course, marshalls so friendly and supportive, the whole atmosphere was out of this world. Certainly a race I would do again and recommend. Thanks for such a nice medal and t-shirt. Well done everyone. One of the best races I have done in the 30 years I have been running.

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