Race date: Sunday, 6 October 2019
Every year, Mornington Chasers put on a series of Autumn/Winter 10ks in the beautiful Regents Park, and given that I was in the capital for the weekend, I thought I’d give the first race a go. Three laps around the middle of the park with only a few minor hills, makes for a quickish course and had I not gone hard at the ridiculously quick Victoria Dock Parkrun the day before, I would have fancied a PB. Instead, I used the race as a bit of Half Marathon training and tacked on some extra miles before and after.
It’s a stunning location, and running in a park like this in October is a delight. This was the best of Autumn: seasonal hues, piercing sunshine poking though moody clouds, and a world away from the downpour at Cusworth the week before.
The race takes place on a monthly basis up until March, with the next one on November 3rd. It was a very well organised event by a club with strong community values: members did the pacing, marshalling, and event directing and the atmosphere was friendly and supportive. If you’re after a low-key 10k in central London, look no further.
Full results: http://racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=16586&RId=446