In short: Very well organised, excellent goody bag and nice support. In full: Fifth time of running and still enjoy it. As a local, this is a fixture in my annual running calendar and I would say that the organisation has got even better. The t-shirt and medal are fantastic and the bottle necks of last year had been organised away through a wider start. Lots of very good natured banter with other runners and nice local support. Would thoroughly recommend, despite the cheeky hills. Date of review: May 13, 2013
In short: Utterly superb - a cracking little event In full: I have nothing but praise for Relish Running Races first event at Killerton House in Devon. The organisation was superb, with plenty of marshalls to ensure you did not get lost on a very twisty-turny route that kept you guessing at every turn. It was hillier than I expected (nearly 1200ft total climb over 10k distance) and after the loop around the first field at the start there no more flat sections at all. The hills were not long, but very steep! No fast times on offer but that's not what this event is about. It's about enjoying a lovely run through the beautiful grounds of Killerton estate. Running through woodland tracks strewn with bluebells was a real joy. The finishers medal was the best I've had (beats my marathon medals!), with a colourful image of Killerton House on the front. Great event village with ample toilets, convenient parking and good value refreshments. Lots of races on offer - 300m for kids, 5k, 10k and half mara. Fantastic event. Really hope to see it back on the calendar again next year. Try it: you won't be disappointed! Date of review: May 13, 2013
In short: Excellent race, excellent atmosphere, superbly organised In full: Very well organised event with a fantastic atmosphere.
Nice scenic course that was gently undulating apart from the last hill back into the City centre at the end but the crowd was fantastic.
There were plenty of loos available at the start so the queues never got too bad, which is very rare at races.
After finishing the organisation was second to none. The medal & t-shirt were very good.
Being over critical, there were only a few minor negative points, the goody bag could have been a bit better. From getting into my car it took well over 40 minutes to get off the racecourse. Finally, the gel station was originally supposed to be at around the half way stage but it was actually at about 11 miles which is far too late. These minor points however did not spoil what was an overall excellent event. Date of review: May 13, 2013
In short: A hard day but well worth it. In full: Another brilliant day thanks to Marlborough RC. My 4th time at this classic event with fantastic views, friendly marshalls, Jaffa cakes & encouragement from all the friendly runners who picked me off as the run progressed. Navigation wise.....everything was superb until driving home & finding myself half way to Swindon instead of Hungerford Doh!!! Date of review: May 13, 2013
In short: Amazing 10k Race In full: Great race, well organised and plenty to Do at the event with lots of things going on for the whole family . Great course, with fantastic marshals and residents from the town who support you all the way around. Great race for all abilities . Jam packed goody bag, tech t shirt , and medal . How do they go it for such a small entry fee. I will be back for 2014 with our a doubt . Date of review: May 13, 2013
In short: thanks for the jelly babies at half way In full: This is the 4th time I have done this and the first few miles don't get any easier, but after 6/7 miles it does get 'easier'. Good work by the spectators handing out jelly babies and oranges. Plenty of water stations and the t-shirt is very good. Would recommend Date of review: May 13, 2013
In short: It's my home town event, so I feel obliged to take part.... In full: ...fab to start and finish in the stadium that Jess Ennis trained in. Crying shame the council are going to demolish it, allegedly to save money. Marshals and supporters were great. Tannoy system was crap: couldn't hear a thing. T-shirts are cheap and nasty - pure nylon - not technical; would have preferred a cotton one. Date of review: May 13, 2013
In short: Brilliant course. In full: My first time running anything over 6.5 miles, managed to do it in 1:57:43. Would strongly recommended this, with strong support from people all over well worth the trip. Date of review: May 13, 2013
In short: Really well organised, very friendly and lovely route In full: 8 of us from Ware Joggers ran this as a group and had a ball. The marshals and cadets at the water stations were really encouraging and helpful. Lovely little touches like the Mayor still giving out medals to even the slow runners make this a special marathon. Well done to everyone involved Date of review: May 13, 2013
In short: Low key but big hearted. In full: No timing or results but a great run through the Lancs countryside for a worthy cause. Very well organised and supported. Good venue. Extremely friendly and relaxed. First time I've seen barm cakes at water stations! But they were for those who chose the walk option I'm sure. Thanks for a good run. Date of review: May 13, 2013