Brill Hilly 10K
|Date:||03rd Apr 2011|
Brill is a village in the Buckinghamshire countryshire. This was a new 10K organised by Oxford City Athletics Club and the Intsika Trust. The aim is to raise money for the Intsika Trust, a charity for children orphaned by AIDS.
The race started at Brill's windmill with a very steep downhill that lasted for the first 1K and then the course gently descends for a further 4K. This is when the course reaches the most Northerly point which is in the village of Ludgershall. Returning by a different route, at about 7K the course gently rises but at 8K there is the start of a 70m climb. The first section of the hill is on a straight road and so you can see what is about to unfold. The road then twists and the hill finishes at about 9.3K when you are in the Northern end of the village. You then trundle through the streets of Brill finishing on the field of Brill's Sports and Social Club.
There were good facilities at the Sports and Social Club, and on the whole the race was well organised. There was little traffic on the roads of the course apart from the convoy of 25 vintage cars which were going the other way during the first 3K.