We have tried to cover off most of the common asked questions within the information below. If you have any specific questions please get in touch and we will do our best to respond.
- DATE: Saturday 18 May 2019
- LOCATION: Parkside School, The Manor, Stoke D’Abernon, Cobham KT11 3PX
- START TIME: 8:30am
- COST: £15 Adults, £12 for U16 (earlybird) and £18 Adults, £15 for U16 on the day
RACE PACKS: Pick up your race packs at least half an hour prior to your event from the start line – Parkside School, Stoke Road, KT11 3PX.
Be sure to be there in plenty of time!
The COBHAM 10k is a friendly race around the beautiful grounds of Parkside school, perfect for all abilities. The run involves 4 loops around the school grounds.
The start and finish point are on the same field.
Bags: There will be no official bag deposit zone and you will be responsible for your own things. We encourage you to bring a friend or loved one with you to cheer you on and recommend they look after your things whilst you run. Alternatively, if you would like that extra challenge you are more than welcome to run with your bag!
We discourage bringing valuables to the race but there will be refreshments at the end of the race so maybe slip a note in where is most comfortable so you don’t miss out on that end of race treat!
Refreshments: There will be refreshments and food sold on site.
Toilets: There are toilets on sitenear the start and end of the race
Water: Water will be supplied at end of the race along with one water station half way around the 2.5km loop.
When taking a drink please be aware of those behind you, and to prevent any collisions please gradually move over to the side. Please dispose of your water container in the bins provided. If not possible please throw it to the sides of the path rather than just dropping it so people don’t slip on it. Please do not drop any unnecessary litter.
Car: If you are driving, please car share where possible. You will be able to park on site or at Cobham & Stoke D’Abernon train station. Please note there will be a car parking charge to park at the train station.
Bus: There is a bus stop on Stoke Road next to station Road where the buses
C1, C2, 408, 513 and 862 stop. From this stop you can walk to Parkside School. Please check the bus timetable and plan your journey in advance. https://bustimes.org/localities/stoke-dabernon
Train: The nearest train station is Cobham & Stoke D’Abernon. Please check the Saturday timetable and plan your journey in advance. Parkside School will provide minibuses to the school 30min prior to the start of each race.
Whilst running please remain aware of your surroundings at all times and take care of yourself and others. If you feel unwell beforehand please do not take part. If you become unwell during the run please tell a marshal. There will be medical cover at the finish area. Please note any medical details or allergies on the back of your running number.
We recommend that you do not wear headphones. However, if you decide to run with headphones please ideally only use in one ear and keep the volume as low as possible and please ensure that you look around you whenever changing your direction on the course or running around someone. With limited hearing your understanding of runners around you is reduced, so please pay attention to prevent any collisions with your fellow participants.
Please remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings and your safety at all times, and listen to any instructions given to you by marshals. The route follows paths used by dog walkers and horse riders.
There will be special prizes for the first 3 males and the first 3 females.
One of the most common reasons people fail to finish a 10k run is pushing themselves too hard at the start of the race, leaving their bodies too exhausted to continue to the end. Use trial runs to gain an understanding of the paces you can maintain. This should help you to focus on finding a comfortable starting pace that you can maintain throughout the run.
Make sure you are race fit!