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The Oundle New Year 10k & 5k


It's official! The Oundle New Year 10k and 5k returns to its usual slot in January 2022 after last year's event being moved to the spring due to Covid. We can't welcome to see you all on the start line!

This popular New Year race is returning to the historic town of Oundle for it's fourth year and we couldn't be more excited. It is ideal for those new to running or anyone looking to get the New Year off to a flying start. The route follows a scenic and gently undulating course along wide, quiet country lanes in and around the pretty Northamptonshire villages that surround Oundle. It's quite a treat!

We will also be hosting a short Children's Race prior to the start of the main races which makes it the perfect event for a family outing!
There will be a high quality bespoke medal for all finishers - plus prizes for leading runners and age group winners.

We are incredibly grateful to Oundle Primary School for their assistance in staging this race. 

Entry limit: 500

Entering the Event

Although covid restrictions have been largely lifted we have retained some of the protocols to try and ensure safety for runners and spectators.

If you have entered the race in good time, your race number will be sent to you in the post and a full set of race instructions will be sent to you prior to the event.

If you have entered the race close to the race date, you will need to collect your race number on the day of the event. If you proceed to the registration table, a race official will issue your race number.

Please remember to socially distance from the race official and anybody else who is collecting a number. Another race official will manage any queues to ensure everybody remains socially distanced.

There will be toilet facilities at the start / finish area and these will be sanitised regularly. Please play your part by washing your hands thoroughly and using hand sanitiser before and after use.  

Hand sanitiser will be available – please use it regularly.

Please try to maintain social distancing at all times – before, during and after the race. When overtaking another runner please be mindful of the space available. 

As all of our races are licensed by our governing body, UK Athletics, we will adhere to any Covid guidelines in place at the time of the race. 

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  • Baggage Drop Off
The Course

The 10k is a two lap route, on gently undulating roads around the pretty northamptonshire villages surrounding Oundle.

You can view the course map here and the elevation profile here.

First Aid

St John Ambulance or similar will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.
Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Presentations will take place approximately 60 minutes after the first finisher.

Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.
Race HQ: Oundle Primary School, Cotterstock Lane, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 5HA

The Race Headquarters will be at Oundle Primary School.

Oundle is a historic market town, situated around 12 miles from Peterborough, the race will be most easily accessed by car.

For those that wish to arrive by public transport the closest railway station is Corby which is 9 miles away. However, you will need to get a taxi or cycle to the event as it is several miles to the race start.

UKA Licence Number

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Course record holders

  • John Uff- 35.13
  • Natasha Brown- 41.50