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16 Jun

Run Windsor Set For Record Weekend

Windsor Castle view

This year's Run Windsor is set to be the biggest and best to date with record entries on the cards three months before race date. The weekend comprises Boudavida Women's 10K on Saturday 23 September and Meridian Windsor Half Marathon on Sunday 24 September.

New for 2017 is an I Conquered Windsor Great Park finisher's T-shirt and time splits at 5 miles and 10 miles in the longer event. All competitors will also receive the regular finisher's medal with Windsor Castle depicted.
 
Last year's Meridian Windsor Half Marathon was won in blistering times by Kojo Kyereme (Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers, 1:07:06) and Lily Partridge (Aldershot, Farnham and District, 1:17:49), who finished a superb 11th overall from 4,408 finishers. Last man home clocked 4:12:23.
 
Boudavida Women's 10K is a chance for the women to shine on Saturday morning. Georgie Bruinvels (Aldershot, Farnham and District, 36:21) was three minutes clear of an 879-strong field in 2016. The event is described as: “It's more than a race – it's a community.”
 
Windsor Great Park, the only Royal Park managed by The Crown Estate, was once part of a vast Norman hunting forest which was enclosed in the late thirteenth century. Windsor Castle provides the stunning backdrop for both races that start and finish in its shadow. 
 
Full entry and race details are available at the Run Windsor and Boudavida 10K websites.