In short: Nice and flat In full: Very friendly and encouraging stewards/marshals. A big thank you to all the cadets who gave up their Sunday morning to stand in the pouring rain and hand out water. Negatives were: parking, lack of toilet facilities and no chip timing. Otherwise a cracking race along country lanes and never far from a smiling, encouraging face. Date of review: July 7, 2014
In short: Excellent 10K - this is how it should be done! In full: Well organised from start to finish, particularly the registration system which was indoors and split into 3 groups alphabetically. There was a PA system that everyone could actually hear - a welcome change from the usual megaphone that only reaches the first two rows, friendly marshals and a good course with feedback on the leaders coming back to the race organiser and being relayed to the spectators. I can't think of anything I would change about this race. Well done, Wythall - other organisers take note - this is how to run a 10k race! Date of review: July 7, 2014
In short: Nice course, well marshalled In full: Nice to see the TGT 10k back with a new course & without Botney Hill. A few teething problems with numbers delayed the start, but it was well marshalled once out on the course, which was generally all country lanes, and would happily run it again next year. Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Excellent, how all should be ! In full: I've done a lot of 10ks and this one is 5-star - Plenty of car parking, excellent friendly efficient organising, scenic, mildly undulating course (hill at 8 was very short so don't know why this gets mentioned so much !),cheering happy marshals, great t-shirt and goodies, tremendous value-for-money - top marks to Tadley Runners Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: It's as good as the reviews said... In full: I tend to be from the 'horses for courses' school of thought when it comes to runs. I have done some which were well reviewed and I didn't enjoy and other which were badly rated and I loved. So with some skepticism I journey from London to do the Cross Bay Challenge and it was bloody brilliant. Unrivalled scenery, very challenging, real comradeship among the runnersabd well organised. I've done a number of the EnduranceLife runs and think this surpasses them in both challenge and scenery. Couldn't recommend more! Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Brilliant race In full: Really well organised and friendly race. Course is gorgeous and mostly gently undulating with the worst of the hills in the last few miles. Lots of drink stations, oranges, jelly babies given out by friendly marshalls. Although most of the runners seemed to be from clubs, this race has such a friendly atmosphere that everyone feels welcome.
Can't wait for next year. Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Good event, well organised, challenging but not that bad. After 5miles steady enough. In full: Bit of an issue with directions at the end but overall superb. Lovely scenery & weather today, it's a challenge but not too tough & you just grind the hills out. Back every year. Fab race. Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Very well organised race. The course has most of the hill climbs in rhe first 5 miles, followed by about 3 miles of good downhill stretches. A bit warm today. But the people manning the drinks stations and marshals were excellent. Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Organised brilliantly for runners by runners. Really friendly and supportive. The only road marathon I ever run. In full: Great route, enough twists and turns and undulations to make it interesting without being really hilly, terrific Dorset scenery, really friendly marshals, spectators and other runners, faultless organisation all the way round and beer at the end. I try to give up marathons and it keeps pulling me back! Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Great local race In full: Really enjoyed this 10k today with good marshalling but what I really wanted to commend were the junior races which were excellent. Great age grouping, timing chips and very well organised. Thank you. A really great introduction to running for children which I loved as did my children. Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Best race of 2014 In full: One of the slickest organised races I have ever run with far too many things to mention to do it justice. Well done to the organisers. Do yourself a favour, get training and add the Bewl 15 to your racing calendar for 2015. Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Rural, Road, Relaxed In full: Pleasant low key 10k on quiet roads for much of the route, with shorter races for the children.
Those involved in all the organising and marshalling did a brilliant job, and held alongside the summer fete added a bit extra to the day.
Would advise arrive in plenty of time as it is a bit of a walk from the car park to registration and toilets area, but village is only tiny with narrow roads, so organisers have done the best they can with this really.
In short: lovely!!! In full: bealovely beautiful village,well organised race, freindly chatty locals, basically just up and down a hill,scenery helped with inclines. should have 500+ it deserves it. Goodie bag above average too. Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Another cracker In full: The organisers seem to pull out something extra every year, this must be one of the best organised races out there, challenging but very picturesque course that is marshalled to perfection with helpers at all the key points, plus water, sponges, Jelly Babies, oranges, splendid. This year they and a Scottish piper which added to the already fine atmosphere and true usual table groaning with home made cakes and free beer, tea and coffee. Plus a goodies bag with technical T-shirt and other stuff. Plus different colour medals depending on your finishing position. Have done this four times now and one of the highlights of the running year in my book. Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: wet and challenging In full: Boy they weren't kidding when they called it 'challenge' - thigh deep channels with a wicked current, the first 7 miles of pretty much ankle deep water (and the channels) and a headwind for the next 5 miles. A great run however with friendly runners and well organised. thanks all Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Good value, simple running In full: A great back to basics race: good value and good organisation. It was a fairly small field, but starting pace groups seemed to be adhered to. A scenic course - maybe not as flat as advertised, but no killer hills - with both on and off road sections. I like the simplicity of no chip timing, but a clock at the finish would be a good addition. Date of review: July 6, 2014