The General

Winchester 10K Obstacle Run
March 2023


March 2023 sees The General return for his 10th Tour.  In 1944 General Eisenhower addressed the troops ahead of the D-Day landings…
In the 1990s thousands of ravers fought off insomnia by dancing through the night…

Matterley Estate is a stunning location to host one of the best 10k obstacle runs on 2023’s calendar.  Set amongst ancient woodland, areas of scientific interest, undulating terrain, and spectacular views this course will offer everything you’ll need to be whether you’re a novice runner or a pro.

The Challenge:
10K Obstacle Run

All finishers will receive a medal, a t-shirt* and a drink if competing.

Parking & Spectators are free.

Last year’s winners will be there to hold on to their No 1 spot!  Can you beat them……Tough Enough?

Registration for this race will close on March 16th 2023

Full event details will be sent via email and can also be viewed in your order history. Please make sure our domain is whitelisted or check your spam if the confirmation doesn’t appear in your inbox.


Registration starts at 09.00 and closes at 09.50.

Site Address
The Matterley Estate, Alresford Road, Winchester, Hants  SO21 1HW

Please do refer to the map below for the final drive into the estate and ignore the sat-nav as the sat-nav route will be unmarked.  So you arrive safe and sound and so as not to cause any traffic disturbance we recommend entering via the westbound a31 at Orrs Meadow junction.  This route will be the only route signposted to get to the event car park.  Once onto the estate please observe a 10mph speed limit and follow guidance from our marshals.

See map below


Race entry will be open from 0900hrs on both days until 09.50hrs before the race start.

March 26th 10k obstacle first wave will start @10.00hrs.  Each wave thereafter will leave circa every 10 minutes.

Chip timing and race bibs will be distributed at event registration.  We will require your event confirmation email as proof of entry. (please do check your email address when registering and manage your spam/junk)

Race information, including race numbers and start times, will be sent in March 2023.  If you have not received it by 23.59hrs on 16th March please do check your junk/spam filters for  an email from

Wear race timing chip as instructed at registration to avoid misreads or non-read

We will be using Chip timing for our event. This will give you your time from the second you cross the line to the second you finish. The system is extremely accurate and it means that results will be posted on our website and Facebook page within 48hrs of the race. You will collect your timing chip, race number, and pins on race day.

PLEASE attach the chip securely to your shoelaces or around your ankle. Please DO NOT attach it to your wrist – the mats will not pick up the transponder and you will not be recorded. The chips themselves are relatively expensive so we must get the chips back and we will collect the chips at the end of the race just after the finish line. Failure to do so will result in a charge of £10.

Water will be available once on the course and at the finish. Please bring your own water to drink prior to the start.

There will be no facilities for changing. Please do not go home in any wet clothing.
Please note, that there are no showers.

You will get dirty and wet. Technical breathable fabrics are perfect for this event and are strongly recommended. Remember, cotton gets heavy when wet.  We do recommend wearing gloves and full-length leggings.

It’s your choice however a normal road running shoe will be suitable.

Although we cannot guarantee the security of your bags, there will be a manned baggage area for you to leave your bags. If you have travelled by car, it will be safer to leave your bags and valuables in your car boot.

First Aid
Medical support will be present on the course and at the finish. You should be relatively fit and have no known medical conditions.

Please note – do not run with a cold or flu. This can be extremely dangerous. Please seek expert medical advice if you have any queries.

Toilets are located in the Start and Finish area.

Hot Food and Drink
Hot drinks and treats will be available for purchase within the Start / Finish area.


– Your Number pinned to your top
– Your chip tied to your shoe
– A change of clothing
– Money for refreshments
– To eat a healthy meal and to avoid alcohol the night before the event
– To eat something light and drink plenty of water prior to the event
– To leave enough time to get there with plenty of time to spare
– To have fun!

*Please confirm your t-shirt size at the checkout, as we are unable to change this once ordered and if not specified, you will be given a default size.

Below is a size guide.

1. White Cliffs Of Dover – Tyre Stack
2. Ambush – TOP SECRET
3. A Bridge To Far – Balance Beam
4. Paths Of Glory – Tyre in’s and outs
5. The Frogman – Water Holes
6. Hell Below – Barb wire Crawl
7. The Charge Of The Light Brigade – Under and overs
8. The Desert Rats – TOP SECRET
9. All Quiet On The Western Front – TOP SECRET
10. The Tanks Are Coming – Tank Crawl
11. Aces High – TOP SECRET
12. All The Kings Men – Hay Bail stacks

We will be adding a few others, which are just being finalised and will be kept ‘Top Secret’

*The obstacles are subject to change We have designed the course to be challenging for all levels. Last year we had all levels enter and everyone crossed the finish line.