Oundle 20 Mile Road Race Medal

Oundle 20 ready for the off again

There are four weeks to go to this scenic race in Northamptonshire.

The clock is ticking to the Oundle 20 Mile Road Race on Sunday 22 August where runners will make the most of the undulating route as it winds its way around the Northamptonshire countryside. For some it will be the perfect 20 miler as part of their training for an autumn marathon.

Back to the market town of Oundle for this late summer race from Nice Work who also organise the Oundle Spring 10K & 5K. The weather should be warm and sunny that month so fine for longer distances such as this but hopefully, there is not another heat wave as 30 degree temperatures are not always conducive to 20 miles of running!   

Starting at 9.30am from Oundle Primary School the course begins with a downhill section before continuing through the delightful villages of Fotheringay, King’s Cliffe, Nassington and Yarwell. Up and down it goes on quiet rural lanes with attractive views of the surrounding area and aid stations along the way to take care of runners fuelling needs. It finishes back at the school. 

This race forms part of many a marathon schedule due to the distance and is an ideal opportunity to test your hydration strategy along with pacing and ‘time on your feet’. The latter is especially important for the first time marathoner. 

There is a generous prize list, a bespoke medal and long sleeved technical t-shirt for every finisher. 

There is still time to enter but sooner rather than later as places sell out quickly. Sign up via the Nice Work website. 

Image courtesy of Nice Work. 

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