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: Bank Holiday Monday 6 May 2019
- START TIME: 10AM
- COST: £18 Adults, £12 for U16
The ESHER 10k is a friendly race, that winds through the beautiful wooded areas around Esher and Claygate, perfect for all abilities.
The race starts within the grounds of Esher Church School. Address: Esher Church School, Milbourne Lane, Esher, Surrey KT10 9DU
Once out of the school gates, the runners turn left for a short run down Milbourne Lane towards ‘The Swan Inn’.
The runners then take a right turn onto Arbrook Lane and continue down to Arbrook Common.
At the entrance to the woods, the runners turn right and do an anti-clockwise circuit on the outer path of the woods before turning back up through the middle of the woods and then head out of the woods on the bridle path that takes the runners out to the A3 underpass. The route then meanders to the top of Birchwood Lane and then up to the woods at the end of Coverts Road. Runners exit the woods onto Holroyd Road and enter into Claygate Common woods before the Holroyd Close junction.
The runners continue through Claygate Common onto Fee Farm road and then up to Church Road before heading through Claygate Recreational Ground. Out through the gates and down Dalmore Avenue, onto Hare Lane then onto Foley Road and continue onto Claremont Avenue. The route then heads off the road to the railway bridge and down the lane back towards Arbrook Common. At the woods turn right onto the track returning to the entrance to the woods and then head back up Arbrook Lane.
The race finishes on Arbrook Green.
Bags: We encourage you to bring a friend or loved one with you to cheer you on and we’d recommend they also 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 obviously 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!
Toilets: Toilets are situated at the start, in Claygate Recreation Ground and end of the race course. Please respect the local area and do not use side streets!
Water: Water station is situated on the edge of Arbrook Common (approx. 2km) where runners will travel through this checkpoint twice. There will also be refreshments in Claygate Recreation Ground (approx. 8km) and at the finish line.
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 have to drive, please car share where possible and research a couple of different parking locations before setting off. Please ensure that you leave plenty of time for your journey. If you are arriving by taxi or being dropped off, please find a suitable and safe place to stop off of the main roads so that you don’t hold up the local traffic.
Please consider using public transport where possible.
Bus: The K3 bus route travels Milbourne Lane. Please check the bank holiday timetable and plan your journey in advance.
Train: The nearest train station is Claygate. Please check the bank holiday timetable and plan your journey in advance.
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 medals 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!