The Run Reigate 10K 2016 recap, review and some insider photos on how the day went, along with sporting icons, the good, the bad and the delicious.

Run Reigate 10k Recap + Review

The Run Reigate 10K 2016 recap, review and some insider photos on how the day went, along with sporting icons, the good, the bad and the delicious.

Family bonding, sporting icons, a great finish and lots of food at the Run Reigate 10K

Image By Sussex Sport Photography
Image By Sussex Sport Photography

Name: Run Reigate

Where: Reigate, Surrey

Distance: Yes, it’s shockingly 10k

Sponsors: Jellyfish, Intersport, and others.

Terrain: Undulating, Road

My Time: 55:27 (Official)

It was a new experience for me this year because I usually run the Run Reigate Half Marathon but because my injuryย hindered my training this year, I had to settle for something a little shorter! So I decided to do the 10k distance which was a great first event back and I am definitely making a comeback with a new post-injury P.B and feeling great!

Dad and I decided that we would get some father-daughter bonding time in and run together (with our headphones in of course haha!) and it helped to have a running partner to motivate me going round since I had forgotten what running an event was like!

The Bad

It’s not very often I am happy with an entire day but this one was so close! Genuinely a great day all round, if I had to pick something it would be the weather – now this is a double edged sword because as you can see from the pictures it is nice and sunny, however personally I hate running in the sun because I am always boiling anyways so I much prefer a bit more overcast (there are just no pleasing some people!).

The Good

The atmosphere is always incredible at the Run Reigate, with people, clubs and teams cheering you on throughout the course and people along the route come out of their houses to stand on the side of the road (some even have sweeties and drinks – shout out to you amazing people!) As it is closed roads it’s a fantastic community feeling and a great experience to all run together without worrying about traffic etc and the encouragement is always welcomed, especially for new runners trying their first events (or those getting back into it!)

Also, the course had a few changes from last year but I am a glutton for punishment and love a challenge so I quite enjoyed the cheeky hills near the end – (we were definitely digging in deep to get to the top)

One of my main highlights of the day was the arrival of Dame Kelly Holmes who helped the local British Military Fitness to run the warm up, sounded the klaxon and watched both the 10k and the half (and probably posed for pictures with a billion people!) You can see a sneaky shot of her in one of the pictures (I was far too tired to get a selfie!) but it was amazing to see her there and really inspiring as she is one of my running idols!

The spectators were definitely well taken care of this year as well with a range of local businesses showing off their services and the Jellyfish Food Festival that my boys definitely put to good use! (see below for pics!)

Ultimately I loved the 10k distance this year and in the words of Goldilocks, it was just right for what I needed. It has definitely put a spring in my step for my training for the rest of the year.

Showing off the bling!
Showing off the bling!

My next target

I am aiming to beat my Kenley 10k time of 50:58 and hopefully break 50 minutes, however since Kenley is a completely flat course I have a little way to before achieving that!

The rest of the day

After the race we were pretty tired and after watching people cross the line we went in search of food and managed to soak up some of the sun (that I was moaning about earlier) before heading back home! – I may or may not have also had a nap as well!

As you can see, my little chap was helpful in thoroughly sampling the food festival:

4 Year Old seal of approval
4 Year Old seal of approval – clearly a well rounded diet there!

Some pictures from the day!

One of the things I enjoy about these organised running events is that you get a rare glimpse at how horrendous you look while running! This time around I was pleasantly surprised by (most) of the photos so here are some of my fav’s from the run! Courtesy of Sussex Sport Photography.

I swear I'm running, not power walking! - Image by Sussex Sport Photography
I swear I’m running, not power walking! – Image by Sussex Sport Photography
Finishing together - Image by Sussex Sport Photography
Finishing together – Image by Sussex Sport Photography
Heaving Breathing to get over the finish line - Image by Sussex Sport Photography
Heavy Breathing to get over the finish line – Image by Sussex Sport Photography
Happy for once! - Image by Sussex Sport Photography
Happy for once! – Image by Sussex Sport Photography
finishing the Run Reigate 10k
That’s All Folks!

*The Run Reigate is a fantastic event but the real heroes are the volunteers, organisers, and helpers who freely give up their time to help make it a fantastic, safe and wonderful day so THANK YOU!!*

The Run Reigate 10K 2016 recap, review and some insider photos on how the day went, along with sporting icons, the good, the bad and the delicious.

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Written by Charlotte

Founder at The Mummy Toolbox


  • Donah (#)
    September 27th, 2016

    This is absolutely amazing and I think you did great. This is on my list of things to do — 10K would probably be a bit too much for me but I am ready for a challenge! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Whitney S. (#)
    September 27th, 2016

    I’ve never ran in a race before. But I think you did a great job!! I would never ever be able to run that far!

  • HilLesha (#)
    September 27th, 2016

    You go girl! I didn’t run a 10k, but I ran a 5k for the first time earlier this month.

  • CourtneyLynne (#)
    September 27th, 2016

    Omg congrats on the race!!!! Such an awesome accomplishment. I’m not a runner but my step mom is so I know how much goes into a race!

  • Heather (#)
    September 26th, 2016

    I think a 10K is awesome! I have never run any sort of race…ever. I even dreaded the mile in high school ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Amanda Love (#)
    September 26th, 2016

    That’s really awesome! Congratulations for finishing the race. There will always be some minor bumps but I’m glad it was an awesome experience for you overall.

  • MyTeenGuide (#)
    September 26th, 2016

    Looks like a wonderful time with your dad. Good for you that you are back to running after your injury.

  • Suzanne Spiegoski (#)
    September 26th, 2016

    Whoa?! 10K! That’s pretty vigorous to say at the very least! You should be proud of yourself for even finishing! Good job. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Blythe Alpern (#)
    September 24th, 2016

    I wish I had the motivation to take up running. It must be amazing to feel that sense of accomplishment when you cross the finish line.

  • Roxanne (#)
    September 24th, 2016

    I had to chase down my kids school bus the other day. I was so winded after half a block. I can’t imagine a full 5K. Go you!

  • karen (#)
    September 24th, 2016

    BIG time congrats on this accomplishment! Loos like an amazing day with the race and the other fall type activities! Yay to you lady!!

  • Kim (#)
    September 24th, 2016

    Awesome time! My PR is 57 for a 10k and I doubt I’ll ever be able to reproduce that. Great job!

  • Di (#)
    September 23rd, 2016

    Congrats! I’m working on my recap of my first triathlon!!! I actually got some good pics on this one too!

  • Amanda (#)
    September 23rd, 2016

    This is awesome!! Those photos were so inspiring too. Makes me want to go race!

  • Karen Coghlan (#)
    September 23rd, 2016

    Great way to spend a day… Sharing a run with your Dad… Congratulations… Not sure I could do it… 6 miles maybe but not 10…

  • Mrs. AOK (#)
    September 23rd, 2016

    Congrats to you and your dad!! I think that’s so awesome that he was your running partner. I’ve been wanting to try my… legs at a race or a walk. I have bad knees ๐Ÿ™ BUT I’m determined to cross a race off my list.

  • Brittany Fryman (#)
    September 23rd, 2016

    Wow, it looks like a great race and an almost perfect day. Congratulations on getting back out there after your injury, I know that’s never easy.

  • Rebecca Bryant (#)
    September 23rd, 2016

    Look at you girl. Way to go. So happy you had a wonderful time adn congrats on a great race.

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