In short: lovely views, muddy in places, challenging trails, good Marshalls! In full: Good race, with excellent organisatio. Nice course, challenging in places with steep trails. Can be muddy in places. Nice atmosphere, with runners of all levels and ages. Plenty of on site parking Best of all there is a large selection of cake at the race HQ! Date of review: September 5, 2016
In short: Friendly, small local event. Well marshalled/good number of water stations. Not a fast course with some hills, sharp corners and potential seafront headwind but a good test. Would recommend Date of review: September 5, 2016
In short: A friendly, challenging and beautiful half In full: I ran the half marathon and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The aim of the organisers was to put on a race that provided beautiful scenery without a huge price tag and, as far as I'm concerned, they certainly achieved it. I had a fab day, I'll definitely be doing this one again. Date of review: September 5, 2016
In short: A nice way to spend a Saturday morning In full: I'm not a regular racer by any means, but I really enjoyed the 10k at the RAF Museum. They try to make the start unique (under the wings of the Lancaster) but in reality this means you actually start at the back of museum as they had complaints in 2015 that starting inside meant no GPS reception! Still, it was nice to see the old planes and the speech from the museum director was well received. We were all given the names of Battle of Britain pilots in addition to race numbers and I'm please to see nearly everyone wore their pilots name. The course itself is quite urban and crosses a few roads but the marshals (especially the two controlling the traffic outside the museum) did a great job and I had no real issues. It's a nice flat course, a little narrow in places with the odd dodgy paving slab, but enjoyable. There was a nice atmosphere at the finish and everything seemed well organised. There was no need to rush off either as there is plenty to see in the museum and we even got 10% off in the shop. Lovely Spitfire shaped medal too! Definitely one I'll be doing again. Date of review: September 5, 2016
In short: Grim! Never again 2016 In full: I ran this marathon yesterday and was really disappointed. Very little support on the route. Depressing route through housing estates. No small t shirts left at the end even though that was what I requested, basically if you are running the half or the 10k you get size choice and more stuff in your goody bag. In my "goody" bag all I had was a pack of crisps and a bottle of lucozade. The medium t shirt is big enough to be a nightdress so is basically unwearable. Most of the second lap (it's a 2 lap course for the full) is ran alone and it really was very lonely and depressing. Can't recommend this run at all unless you are doing just the half. Date of review: September 5, 2016
In short: Better course. Organisation needs a lot of work In full: A much better course but does have a lot of turns. Organisation needs work. Cars were let down supposed closed roads. Too many events going on. Needs to be a Half, a 10k plus kids event. Date of review: September 5, 2016
In short: Excellent race, very friendly In full: A very well organised race with very friendly and helpful volunteers at all check points, whole event was very well planned with a great route. Will be back again next year! Date of review: September 5, 2016
In short: Very fast In full: Only complaint I have is I was expecting a more colourful medal. The ribbon is so dull and medal small. Apart from that this will be the fastest 10k course you will ever do. Some great organisation. Good race. Date of review: September 5, 2016
In short: The best 10k race in my calendar In full: Absolutely love this race, for a 10k you get fantastic support on route and especially so at the start/finish in Battle where they manage to close the main road for the start. A lot of people line the road for the start/finish too and this helps to make this a special race.
In terms of scenery you have Battle, the Abbey and run past the battlegroup too so it ticks the box there as well. Superb marshalling as well as it can get tricky with the road once you get past the start and the marshalls do a great job.
Not a PB course with a long climb but the first mile is great as is the final 2-miles coming back. The finish is also notable in that there is so much going on so you tend to stick around and enjoy it for much longer than the typical 10k.
Overall one of my favourites and look forward to next year. Thanks BBB. Date of review: September 5, 2016
In short: Great race, friendly atmosphere and briliant marshalls In full: There are some hills, but not too too bad. I was supposed to run the full but got caught out with a nasty head cold. The marshalls/directors were great - super supportive and friendly and I was able to finish at the half way point - thank you. Date of review: September 5, 2016
In short: Great fast course! In full: This was the 1st half marathon I did in 2014 and today was my 3rd time with a Pb each time! It never fails to deliver with Brilliant organisation and the marshals were excellent as well as the supporters! I think it's got better every year! Look forward to my 4th time next year ?? Date of review: September 5, 2016