The Bronsens Cotswold Classic
10 Mile Road Race
Starts 10am, 16th September 2018
2017 Race Report
What a fantastic day at the Witney 10 Cotswold Classic today, another great success by WRR.
A huge thanks to all the marshals and helpers who turned out from 6.30am onwards this morning for the duration of the race. All did a great job – Steve and his helper Ben (who doubled as photographer at HQ), setting up the course from 6am, and then taking it all down again later, Les and his team for the non-stop car park duty, 3 car parks to manage was a challenge, but they did it, (thank goodness we have walkie talkies), Darlene and her team for managing the registration and late entries desk without a hitch and Sharon who drove around the course taking photos to capture the moments of thrills and pains!
We could not hold the race without the help of all our marshalls, whether at HQ or out on the course, it is very much appreciated by the Witney 10 Committee.
Once again Wychwood Brewery supplied free Hobgoblin for all the runners and helpers, the bar was constantly busy!
Kings School laid on refreshments which was welcomed by all the hungry runners and marshals, it was good to have hot food and drink available as it has been a chilly day.
We had a record number of entries this year 375, and 332 finishers, the target is to go for 400 in 2018!
A great day had by all.
Thanks from the Witney 10 Committee
Toby Clarke, Steve Hopkins, Lyn Hopkins, Nick Morley, Tony Burkett, Darlene Burkett and Regina Lally.
The Cotswold Classic is a firmly established event in the local running calendar and is once again part of the Oxfordshire County 10 Mile Road Race Championship.
It’s a relatively hilly/undulating course with one particularly long climb known locally as the ‘hillzakilla’ (total elevation gain is 518ft). There is however, a very fast finish with the last mile and a half being more or less downhill from New Yatt.
All advance-booking finishers will receive a long-sleeve technical shirt. We also expect them to be available for most on the day entries but can’t guarantee it simply because we don’t know how many runners will turn up (and we prefer profits to go into next year’s race or to our charity rather than down the plughole) – so best to enter in advance.
Race H.Q. and Car Park
There is on-site car parking, changing, secure baggage area, food and refreshments, chip timing and results service supplied by DBMax.
Please note that the start and finish are all now located at The King’s School, New Yatt Road, Witney, Oxfordshire OX29 6TA. See map below. The car park (either at the school or nearby) will be sign-posted and marshalled.
For more details please see the Race Information Booklet.
With thanks to Barry Cornelius for providing Race Day photos.
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