In short: Well organised but out and back route is boring for first 6 miles In full: Good PB course, good facilities, top medal and fantastic TShirt. Would recommend and will do this run again Date of review: July 7, 2014
In short: Awesome race In full: Well organised and course is challenging with hills in the last few miles. Lots of drink stations, water and lucozade, sponges, oranges and jelly babies. Free cake and beer to finish. Great medal and T-shirt. First time I run this but can't wait for next year. Well done to the organisers. Date of review: July 7, 2014
In short: Fantastic all-around! In full: My first time doing this race and not disappointed! Excellent organisation with a very friendly feel. The hill between 11 and 12 miles almost destroyed me, but I did it. Beautiful setting too! Will be back! Date of review: July 7, 2014
In short: Picture postcard race, stunning surrounds, well organised and firendly In full: Was convinced to sign up last minute and it was well worth it! Simply stunning setting at Compton Verney and a lovely rural race route. undulating route and is definitely a case of what goes down must come back up again!. Really friendly organisation and a lovely inclusive feel about the whole event. Date of review: July 7, 2014
In short: The best race of the year! In full: Thank you CancerCare for putting on another spectacular race. The weather was perfect, the atmosphere was fabulous and both runners and organisers were very friendly indeed. It was a much tougher race this year but that did not dampen my enjoyment of being out in that unique environment. 10/10.
In short: Thoroughly enjoyable, great venue and surprisingly quick course for the 10k. In full: A great little race, very well organised with plenty to do for spectators, especially with the kids races taking place after the 10k. I enjoyed the 10k course more than I was expecting to and the one great thing about urban courses is the brilliant crowd support along the way - it really helped. The school was the perfect venue for an event too. I entered on the day and the registration/entry was brilliantly organised. Well done Purple Patch. Date of review: July 7, 2014
In short: Unique in its nature and with a real 'Dunkirk' feel, makes this really rather special. In full: A unique race and highly enjoyable for that reason. Aspects of its organisation could be tightened up (signage to start and finish?) but the race itself was enormously well drilled by friendly and competent support staff. There is, simply, no other race like it. My feet were soaked within 200 metres, and stayed that way; I waded through thigh deep water on several occasions (the Kent channel was a battle); and then, for the second half of the race, we were turned into a stiff wind. Rarely has a finish line been so welcome (and you can see it from a few miles away). I was 30 minutes slower than my usual Half Marathon time (tells you how tough it is) but was tired, happy and with a real sense of achievement. Would I run it again? Hell, yeah! Date of review: July 7, 2014
In short: Friendly and well organised. In full: My first half marathon! Really enjoyable and friendly. Well organised and lots of community spirit. Warm day but lots of drink stations, nice goodie bag and atmosphere. Would recommend. Date of review: July 7, 2014
In short: Great race with lovely support staff and a fantastic atmosphere In full: 21 miles - no problem. I should really have looked at the map first because this is closer to an arduous course than race. There will be parts you cannot run and the hills and terrain can be challenging but... For me the race was made by the friendliness of the other runners and the support team that manned the marshal points and water stations. I want to say a big thank you to everyone that was there. Date of review: July 7, 2014
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