In short: Tough off road race but very well organised with great scenery In full: Not for the faint hearted, quite a challenging off road race. Great goodie bag and lots of cakes etc afterwards. Plenty of water stops, wet sponges and oranges all round course. No need to carry water. Very friendly marshalls, well sign posted. Very well organised race throughout. And a nice big shiny medal. Date of review: July 11, 2014
In short: Superb organisation. Really friendly Marshall's. In full: Excellent race and the hills are exactly what is says on the tin. The only downfall. Raced Sunday, now Thursday night and still no results, so given up looking now Date of review: July 10, 2014
In short: Always worth doing even though this year was taking it easy after a trail marathon two weeks previously. My only gripe was you could not hear the louspeaker system at the race and also in the sports hall afterwards.. The technical T shirt was a nic Date of review: July 10, 2014
In short: A well organised race, with a steep ascent, magnificent scenery and an exhilarating descent. In full: Just a general Thank You for organising such a splendid race last night. I have done the Gibbet Hill 10km many times previously but still find the steep ascents quite a challenge, however I would rate this race as one of the best in Surrey.
Having the safety announcements on the green adjacent to the start was a definite improvement over last year. Because the route is much more hazardous than your average 10km and I think it is important to remind runners of the potential perils.
Everyone at Haslemere Borders AC was so friendly. At the end you received a quality medal and T-shirt, as well as free cake – excellent value for money.
In short: A Friendly fast race. In full: As others have said the first 5-6 miles are a bit tedious, but it was a nice fast section with some musical entertainment. There was a decent regular supply of water and once the route got back to the promenade there was decent support out. The organisation was fairly good but I didn't see any evidence of targeting finishing times at the start line which was mentioned on the website. Date of review: July 10, 2014
In short: Great weather to run in, helpful smiling volunteers and dead chuffed that, on the third attempt, I ran all the race In full: On the day the organisation and support was great, but all a bit uncertain before. Race packs were very late going out and the website has only updated to 2014 in the past few days (and still invites entries to the 2012 race!). Realised afterwards that folk had mostly migrated to the facebook page. I still don’t get why it was more than a half marathon – why not simply put the start a bit further down the canal path? But moans aside, you can’t but love a quirky race like this – tunnel, steps, such painful bridges to go over in the last few miles, then into the heart of Birmingham for the finish. Date of review: July 9, 2014