In short: In terms of local races, this is as good as it gets.Brilliant. In full: A locally organised event for the benefit of the local community association, local grass-roots running club and the local primary school. And on top of that, a good course, great organisation, a sound goody bag and a wealth of trophies and prizes. Yes I'm bias; I live (and run) locally but I'm so proud to have this one on my doorstep! Date of review: March 28, 2015
In short: Like an extended cross country race! In full: Beautiful, muddy hills, gorgeous swooping paths through forest,along bridleway and footpath, birdsong to accompany the journey. Loved it! Very well organised, seriously impressive number of encouraging, helpful marshals and a Hansel and Gretel sawdust trail just in case to keep you en route. Loved the downhills, wish I was better at uphills. Thank you for a great run! Date of review: March 28, 2015
In short: Fabulous race, by runners for runners In full: Incredible event. Organisation like clockwork from start to finish. Closed roads, amazing marshals and water stations with bottled water, gels, chocolate, jelly babies. Cheese cob and hoody for finishers - can't remember a better race memento. Challenging route, great atmosphere amongst runners, friendly local support. Ivanhoe runners looks like a fantastic club and with the backing of Aldi they do a really professional job. Date of review: March 27, 2015
In short: Very well organised, great marshals, lovely course In full: Arrived and within 10 mins I had my race pack and had been to the loo! Atmosphere was lovely and marshals were great. As commented on before beware the hill at 8k but this was my first 10k and it was very welcoming. Looking forward to going back next year. Date of review: March 27, 2015
In short: Well organised but lacking any atmosphere for parts of the course In full: Well organised but lacking any atmosphere for parts of the course. Usual issues with parking at Silverstone, well getting to the parking. Organisation superb, better if the race village and bag drops were switched around. Large field, well organised water/feed stations, just so much waste. Course, just like running around an industrial estate on better roads. DJs and bands tried adding something, but large parts of the course it's you and the people around you. Goody bag great. Bag reclaim is fantastic and easy and quick. I'd do it again for a PB attempt but not for the atmosphere Date of review: March 27, 2015
In short: Well done, Hastings. Just as good as ever. In full: As ever, all good. Atmosphere, crowds, course, water stations, bagpipers, hot teas, staff and so on. A happy day. Date of review: March 26, 2015
In short: All the the great things you'd expect In full: On the same day as Reading Half, and if this happens again I'd always stick to Fleet. For runners, by runners and you can tell. Date of review: March 26, 2015
In short: Lovely medal & t-shirt, quiet closed roads In full: Bit soul-destroying in the last 2 miles going round and round the track with the finish line moving backwards & forwards. Rest of the course great on closed roads although could make better use of the Thames Path for scenic value rather than running along Walton Lane. Lovely medal & t shirt, would do again. Date of review: March 25, 2015
In short: Nobody does it better!! In full: Faultless organisation.
Fleet has always been great event, but credit to the organisers that they constantly strive to improve - e.g. pouches this year and straight run to finish. Super atmosphere too.
And great value for money - there are so many events springing up where you're left with the feeling that organiser was only in it for quick buck - Fleet couldn't be further from this as you know that they put event on for the right reasons. Well done Penny and all her crew. Date of review: March 25, 2015
In short: Great race, weather and a bar at the end!!! In full: Great atmosphere in Fleet town, quiet scenic country roads, through lovely welcoming villages and a bar at the end! After rehydrating properly a chilled vino was brilliant. Fast course bar that cruel incline at mile 12 but great race all round. See you next year Date of review: March 25, 2015