In short: Great organisation and Marshalls were friendly and efficient. In full: I picked this race specifically for a PB attempt and was delighted to improve it ny 32 seconds. A terific day made possible by excellent organisation and ample and friendly marshalling. Date of review: December 13, 2013
In short: Brilliant race In full: Excellent organisation as always with friendly marshals. Good mix of abilities. Refreshments at the end. What more could you want from a race? Date of review: December 13, 2013
In short: Fab! In full: Another brilliant Stockport 10! I liked the course changes - mainly because we didn't have to run up Overdale Road hill (relief!) but also because the new muddy, pot-holed bit gave you an excuse for a breather and let you gather momentum ready for the dreaded New Zealand Road hill. Marshals were as fantastic as ever, and the atmosphere was second to none. The only weird bit was running the wrong way round the track at the start - very discombobulating! Still, running to the strains of Benny Hill helped! Date of review: December 13, 2013
In short: A well-organised race on a hilly course through most pleasant and picturesque countryside. In full: A belated response.
As commented by other runners the course this year was significantly revised to take an alternative route around Charterhouse School. The exit from the school was by a long downhill zigzag path in the Wey valley at the rear of the school playing fields which was most exhilarating though you had to watch your footing checking for roots to avoid tripping.
I know the results for 2013 were originally promptly posted, but checking the AAT web-site currently for results you just get a blank page. Can these results be reinstated please?
In short: Very good - over 10 miles though! In full: Very well organised, well marshalled and good route. would definitely do it again and its great value for money. However as someone else has said, it was nearer to 10.5 miles (10.41 on my Mapmyrun) and I was 4 minutes outside of my average for the last mile and I had a faster average speed for that mile than the rest! its not a PB course anyhow but it is very enjoyable Date of review: December 12, 2013
In short: Perfect Pre-Xmas Challenge In full: I've done this once before, a few years back when I was returning from injury. I was badly prepared and didn't enjoy it. I thought it was too hilly.
I was better prepared this time around and didn't really notice any hills at all. Undulating yes, but hills, no. Funny how you have completely different perceptions !
I managed a PB. The last few downhill miles really helped me to get there.
Excellent marshalling, great bus transfer with no queues getting to the start or back to the car park. Food and drinks available before and after for very reasonable prices. Great momento too. Seamless organisation throughout and a joy to take part in it.
In full: First time I have done this race.The good point is that the course is pan flat so you should get a good time.The t shirt was disappointing with solicitors logo as the main feature No gels or sports drinks offered on route I won my age group and only got a bottle of wine Wont be returning
In short: What goes up must come down!!! In full: A very nice end of season race, well marshaled. and well organised, the race itself offers a challenging start with the first half up hill, but a comfortable flowing downhill in the second half. it would have been nice to have got a medal, overall an enjoyable morning and a race i would do again. Date of review: December 11, 2013
In short: Loved it! In full: As a first-time runner of this race I can say that I thought it was great. The start\finish location at Loseley House was very grand. The car parking was very close to the start\finish, although the use of the grass field might have been an issue if we had had more rain. The course itself was scenic and challenging, although it was a boost getting to the 6k mark and knowing there were no more up hills! I found all the marshalls friendly and encouraging. With the stunning route, chip timing (gun to chip)and free excellent professional photos to download I thought it presented really good value for money too. Date of review: December 11, 2013
In short: Another excellent run - organisation, weather and scenery. In full: A great run, definite PW material but that's what makes it fun. Long hills, uneven terrain, bonkers marshals and a beer for finishing - all elegant touches. Date of review: December 11, 2013
In short: If it wasn't on my doorstep, I'd go a fair distance to do it In full: I really like this race. It's testing, appropriately hilly, given the name, and (since the route was changed) stays mostly away from main roads. It's well organised, chip timed and the marshals are friendly and supportive. This year you get your pictures for free - much better than a medal or T-shirt. Date of review: December 10, 2013
In short: Still one of the best in the UK In full: Like the new course, plenty of variety in this race, you got a running track, parks, housing estates, busy main roads and now even a bit of mucky pot holed track! Good on ya Stockport, still one of the finest races around. I know that the picking up numbers congestion will be fixed for next year.....I just know it, cos that's Stockport for you. The tech shirt as always is a very thoughtful design but the small are mahoosive on this little woman! Date of review: December 10, 2013
In short: Best run race I've done and will continue to do! In full: This is the only race that is fixed in my calendar, 2 years on a row now and a great experience each time. Very unique and original in its organisation and a pleasure to be involved in. Date of review: December 10, 2013
In short: did 5km race with daughter In full: the way I read the advert there was going to be a large childrens 5km race but there was only 3 children below 8 so my daughter was a bit embaressed. poor parking planned and delay at start. Date of review: December 10, 2013
In short: Great Race, the muddiest one I have done! In full: The new course though less steep was quite pot-holed and muddy. If the weather was much colder it might be difficult to stick to this route Date of review: December 10, 2013
In short: very enjoyable and friendly In full: would have liked a bit longer between kids run and main event as by the time I had run that with my 5 year old I had to run to the start which was about a mile away. there was a few of us running to make the start. So no surprise I did not win this one lol Date of review: December 10, 2013