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The beautiful setting of Portchester Castle in all its glory will be the setting for the inaugural Portchester Castle 10k. Starting and finishing within the walls of this iconic local landmark, the course also takes in the sea wall and continues around the outside of the castle perimeter wall.

Location:
Portchester Castle,
Castle Street,
Portchester,
Hants
PO169QW

Portchester Castle 10k

Portchester, Hampshire, GB
Portchester Castle 10k
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Come and join us for a jaunt in the summer sun, on the Meon Valley Trail. If you thought it was fun in the dark, come and do it in the twilight on a summer evening.

Its flat, and its fun, and its as fast as you like, at your own pace.

If you did the Wickham Torchlight in January, and you also the do the Wickham Torchlight in October, there will be a special medal for the 3 race series.

Wickham Twilight 10k

Shedfield, Hampshire, GB
Wickham Twilight 10k
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A new course for 2018 as the Wickham 10k moves south to the outskirts of the village. Starting in Mill Lane, outside the Community Hall, with plenty of parking, toilets and a nag drop. The route is hilly and all on road (closures applied for).

The Wickham 10k is the final race in the 3 race Meon Valley Villages series.

After the race there will be a prize giving in the nearby (2 minute walk) Roebuck Inn. We have been given permission to use the car park beyond the normal closing time so your car will be safe until after the presentations at The Roebuck Inn.

Parking is in Upperford Copse Car Park, Heath Road, Wickham. It is a Pay & Display Car Park run by the Forestry Commission. The Start/Finish is also just a 5 minute walk from the car park via the Meon Valley Trail.

Wickham 10k

Wickham, Hampshire, GB
Wickham 10k
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Whether it be the Half Marathon, the 10k or the 5k, it's a flat and fast, out and back course - run along the disused Fareham to Alton railway line, from Wickham out towards Corhampton and back.

The Race HQ and Race Start returns to the trail on the edge of the village, at the car park, just off Mill Lane, Wickham. The post code for the Start & race HQ is PO17 5HZ.

Meon Valley Express Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Wickham, Hampshire, GB
Meon Valley Express Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
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The night train to nowhere departs Wickham along the disused railway line at 7pm for an out & back 10k. Now known as the Meon Valley Trail, mostly under the cover of trees, the trail takes you out to Soberton, under the watchful eye of the 'night birds'.

There will of course, be a bespoke medal for all finishers!! Come on night owls, climb aboard, it'll be a 'hoot'.

Wickham Torchlight 10k

Wickham, Hampshire, GB
Wickham Torchlight 10k
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What could be better than to finish a race and be handed a medal as you cross you the line, together with a freshly cooked bacon roll!

Sign up for the 'Bacon Roll 5k or 10k' on the 14th October!

The races start at Wicor Recreation Ground in Portchester and take in an out and back course with a short second lap, along part of the Portchester Foreshore and Fareham Creek.

Your entry fee includes a bespoke medal and the all-important bacon roll! handed to you as you cross the line!

Bacon Roll Run

Portchester, Hampshire, GB
Bacon Roll Run
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This event, taking in some of the areas most stunning views, over Portsmouth and the Solent beyond, starts after a period of silence to member all those who have fallen in support of their country.

After the 2 minute period of silence, the race will be started with the sound of the 1 o'clock gun. We encourage entries from ALL serving members of HM Forces as well as veterans from ALL the services. Some of the proceeds from the Remembrance Day 10k will go to the RBL as well as other Service charities and The Rowans Hospice, our charity partner for 2017.

Run on closed roads, through country lanes and along part of the top of Portsdown Hill, the race will feature chip timing.

ALL finishers will get, a stunning, Poppy Themed medal.

Remembrance Day 10k & 5k

Portsmouth, Portsmouth, GB
Remembrance Day 10k & 5k
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This will be the 4th running of this race, that is fast becoming the 'must do' race over the period between Christmas & New Year. Last years field of 350 runners enjoyed a beautiful day, crisp, cold and sunny, with Rob Arkell, taking the title in a time of 35.42, leading a 1-2-3 across the line. !st lady was Jen Elkins, from Southampton AC, who crossed the line in 37.14.

We have kept the prices for 2017 and will keeping the field of runners at 350. As was the case in the previous year, the event sold out with runners 'begging' for places in the run up to Christmas. Don't be one of those who were disappointed, enter now!

There is ample FREE parking at the start, with hot drinks and snacks available for purchase.

Twixmas 10k

Portchester, Hampshire, GB
Twixmas 10k

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