Crowle Gunpowder Plot 10K
|Date:||09th May 2010|
The village of Crowle is near Worcester but a few miles east of the M5. This race is called the Crowle Gunpowder Plot 10K because it takes in the historic sights of Huddington Court, one of the homes of the conspirators in the Gunpowder plot 400 years ago.
The race is a UKA-licensed race organised by a large team of volunteers from Crowle. They close down many of the roads used by the race.
The race started (and finished) by going 0.75 times round a field. It then went along a short narrow track to get to the road. On the way out, this was crowded. It was an out and back course except for a section in the middle. At the bit of the course that was furthest away we ran down one side of the road for about 1K, turned round and ran back the other side of the road. For this, the road was divided in two by cones, but people slowed down as it got crowded. There were short hills at 2.3K and 8.5K and two gentler hills at 6.5K and 8.1K. Other than that it was reasonably flat.
As well as the 10K, there was an under 16's 1M field race and a quarter of a mile fun run for younger children and their families. There was a BBQ, refreshments and cake stall, entertainment area and playground for children.