Herberts Hole Challenge 10k: 18 November 2007

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1 1 Andrew Van Heiningen 56:20 V40 Serpentine 9:04
2 2 Rachel Powell 1:02:12 FV35 Serpentine 10:00


There can't be many races that are within 5 minutes walk of a tube
station yet give you the chance to run through unspoilt countryside with
red kites circling overhead - but this is one! Organised by Chiltern
Harriers, it is a 'roughly 10K' (ie about 11K) multiterrain race through
the Chilterns, following the line of Herbert's Hole, a valley between two
ridges of hills. For somewhere so close to London, it has a very remote
feel indeed.

The course is on a mixture of trails, muddy paths and about a mile of very
quiet road, and whilst there are some long flattish stretches, there are
quite a few steep ascents and descents too. In fact the first few hundred
metres are up a nicely challenging hill. The field is quite large for a
rural race and finishing times vary from 40 minutes at the sharp end to 85
at the back. The organisation was very good, with the marshalls being
almost as enthusiastic in their cheering as Serpie marshalls are. A water
station is provided at the halfway mark, and a t-shirt is given to all

All in all this is a little gem of a race,low key but a great way of
spending a morning out of town.

Report by: Rachel Powell

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cold, windy

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