There was a time when I wouldn’t have given the Polesden Lacey 10k the time of day. It has no bling, no goody bag, no results – in fact no evidence of participation at all.
Who would want to go to a beautiful National Trust property on a gorgeously sunny day to join a small group of other runners for a free, waymarked 10k run through the British countryside? Seriously? Who would do that? Granted it sounds like great fun, but if there isn’t a useless piece of tat at the end then WHAT IS THE POINT?
And who, having run one, would be hatching plans to visit the other nine?
Answers on a National Trust postcard to: