In short: ok but busy midpack In full: Could benefit from a waved start, spent most of the race overtaking people and finished with a chip time 3 minutes faster than gun time (took 3 mins just to cross the start lime). First mile was very busy and fairly narrow. Course is ok, a few false flats which are a bit grippy but no hills. Overall much better than 2013 when i last ran and for the money its hard to complain too much and gave me a reason to train. Date of review: July 10, 2016
In short: Fantastic race, friendly atmosphere and great organisation In full: A really well marked out route through the beautiful savernake forest. It is all off road, mostly on tracks and paths through the forest. No big hills though a relatively challenging course. Really great atmosphere, friendly marshals and lots of entertainment. The 3k was similarly well organised and thoroughly enjoyed by our children. Wonderful cakes and bacon sandwiches afterwards. Couldn't think of a nicer way to spend a Saturday morning! Date of review: July 9, 2016
In short: looking for first trail/multi terrain half then look no further In full: With a small field and well organised and friendly event this is perfect for anyone looking to run their first trail/ multi terrain half. The hills make for a great challenge and time is made up on the downhills. This is an event I will return too. Date of review: July 9, 2016
In short: great race, flat scenic course, good organisation In full: This was a good race, seemingly well run and with a good goodie bag, medal and tshirt at the end. The onlt thing that let this down was the pacers who all started together at the front of the field. Given it was quite a large crowd it was impossible to get behind the right one - in future please spread them out before the start! Date of review: July 7, 2016
In short: Very well organised and beautiful race In full: A well organised race in beautiful scenery. Loved how many water/snack stations there were. A tough one but really enjoyable. The wet sponges were a brilliant touch Date of review: July 6, 2016
In short: Overall an excellent race, would recommend it to anyone In full: Great scenery with friendly marshals. Water stations at frequent intervals with water, oranges, sports drinks and jelly babies thrown in, not to mention the wet sponges. The cake and beer tent was worth the admission money alone, bring on next year!
In short: Excellent race, value for money, great day. In full: Beer, cake, band, piper, lots of drinks stations, top marshals, topped off by a sunny day. Would recommend to all, give it a try, tough, but great fun. Date of review: July 6, 2016
In short: beautiful race In full: Email the day before was brilliant, the on the day registration was brilliant. Marshall's were just amazing...so so friendly.Sponges, jelly babies etc galore! Unfortunately I was too slow to see the band, or get beer, medal and cake that others are talking about. It had all finished by the time I got here, so that was disappointing but something to aim for next year. I run for cake and medals! Date of review: July 6, 2016
In short: Fun, friendly and challenging, my longest race to date. In full: Beautiful scenery with friendly organisers and marshals and aid stations second to none at frequent intervals consisting of not just water but sports drinks, oranges, jelly babies and refreshing soaking wet sponges. All helped to to get me round this tough course. Looking forward to next year. Date of review: July 6, 2016
In short: Fun running in the sun on a scenic off road undulating route In full: Sixth time running this event, and it just gets better and better. Amazing organisation from Albert at Wadhurst Runners and Nice-Work Event Management team. Fantastic email just before the event advising of the surface and whether to wear trail or road shoes. Cheerful, happy marshals round the course, all cheering you on. Its sad that so many people don't realise how much a simple 'thank you marshal' can mean to those standing out voluntarily for hours on end so we can run. Best of all, a bespoke medal at the end, a technical t-shirt in a variety of sizes and an amazing range of free cakes at the end, and I mean AMAZING. Love the race, love the organisation, will be back again Date of review: July 5, 2016
In short: Previous commitments made it impossible to partake in the past - well worth the wait!! In full: All the great things I had heard about this race were more than justified. The organisation, from pre registration through to results publication was second to none with no detail left unattended. Helpful & enthusiastic marshals, generous rehydration & nutrition facilities en route & at the finish with some special touches at the end (great medal, banana,cake & beer). Race itself sufficiently challenging, in a scenic location, so that you come away feeling that you have had a great time, not to mention value for money!