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Tadworth 10M (02 Jan 2005)

It was a pleasant race. There was a good turn-out, considering the time of year and the brisk cold wind (around 600 runners).

The race consisted of a two lap scenic course which took you round the Epsom race course and through the nearby villages of Tadworth and Walton on the Hill.

It was multi-terrain, with a couple of rather muddy sections through fields, and then gravelly sections through woods, as well as a stretch on a few roads. Not the easiest 10 miles to run - there is a 1 mile steady climb which includes a couple of steep sections plus 2 or 3 "false flats". Your hill training sessions pay off here. To sum up, it's a pleasant local running race which makes for a good way to start the year.

report by Maria David

Tadworth 10M (08 Jan 2006)

The 10 mile event is two circuits from the top of Epsom Downs through Walton Heath and along the quite back roads of Tadworth. The route is described a partly off road. However, some of the on road sections were more off than on. In fact there was so much mud I expected to see Malcolm French with clip board in hand checking our progress each time we went past the start. Each circuit starts with slight climb to the crest of the downs followed by a steep descent. However, just as in the laws of physics