Windsor & Eton 15km run

Challenge: 15km run race

Details: The Windsor & Eton Fun Run series has options to run 5/10/15/ 20km distances so you can go with a group of friends no matter what their preferred distances. You all start at the same time.

Where? Dorney Lake near Windsor & Eton (SL4 6QP).

Transport? Trains from London Paddington to Taplow take 30 minutes, then 10-15 min taxi/ cycle from the station. Alternatively an easy drive.

When? Several Windsor & Eton Fun Run dates throughout the year.

Bring? Running gear and warm dry clothes for afterwards.

Food & drink? There are feed stations during the race and stalls with food to buy afterwards.

Cost? £20-27 depending on your distance.

Annie eXerK 15km run

eXerK 52in52 story: Having cycled to the event from home (14km), the event, organised by F3 Events was nice and small – no time queuing to register. I did this race on my own so was very much about turning up, running and cycling back home. The 3 x 5km lap route was paved and traffic-free, out to the right of the lake looking towards the clubhouse, and back down the pathway in the middle of Dorney Lake. The wind coming back up that stretch was something special. Head down, I think I ran faster trying to beat the wind. Much to my surprise, I came in as 1st lady in the 15km so got my first ever (and maybe last) trophy. Gotta love the small events!