In short: One of my favourite local races In full: Another lovely Greenway run. Great atmosphere, off-road route (mainly cycle paths), green fields and perfect weather. Love the tea and cakes at the end too! I think this was my third time, hope to be back again next year. Thanks to NHRR for this super event! Date of review: May 2, 2016
In short: superb smaller event with great atmosphere In full: Gillingham trotters do a great job with this smaller low profile event. Nice route with about 150m of climbs. Rdcommended Date of review: May 2, 2016
In short: Great marathon for the novice and experienced alike ! In full: Great marathon for my first one. Why would you run in a packed city marathon when you can run in your own space in beautiful countryside with friendly efficient marshals and follow up with an inclusive hog roast ! Date of review: May 1, 2016
In short: Great introduction to multi-sport for even the most nervous beginner In full: I'm a runner keen to get into multisport events. This was my first event to include anything other than a run and it really helped that the exact details were explained via email and then again at the start - the emails even explained the sort of clothing that would be suitable. I was worried I would be a very slow swimmer, but there was a wide range of abilities in the pool and on the run. Date of review: May 1, 2016
In short: Muddy, hilly and the river crossing is awesome... In full: Lovely race through great scenery on a challenging route. The organisation is superb however it was a shame the event venue was the most unfriendly I have ever known but this was sadly outside of the events control. Date of review: May 1, 2016
In short: speedy, open, undulating and novel In full: I enjoyed it, though it's quite a walk from the station! I think it was pretty fast and you can pretend to be a racing car/bike. Wait and see if I PB it or not! Great fun. Date of review: April 30, 2016
In short: Hilly! In full: Brilliant event - very challenging but it's well worth doing, great support throughout the course! There's a killer hill at the end, a proper leg wobbler but once you've done it you'll feel like you've had a good work out! Date of review: April 29, 2016
In short: Lovely race, great location, fantastic support, shame about the start... In full: I really enjoyed this race, the support from the locals and the marshals (and especially a group of Scouts near the end!) was fantastic. Nice touch going across the Itchen Bridge, nice run through art Mary's Stadium (might be worth letting spectators in next time...). Lovely course, nice and fast.
But, the start needed to be a whole lot clearer - the race actually started before the gantry, which is where anyone except those at the very front would have expected it to start. The massed start meant we were well beyond the gantry before we could actually start running.
Once beyond that blip, it was a lovely race, I'd happily do it again next year. Date of review: April 29, 2016
In short: Mixed feelings In full: I am always amused by comments about goodie bags, etc... I didn't have any issues with bag drop as I arrived in plenty of time and was organised! The run is undulating and has literally no flat stretches which makes it interesting. Date of review: April 28, 2016
In short: A fantastic early season opener with a nice hill in the middle In full: This is the second time I have completed the Pensford 10K. I have really enjoyed both races. The event is very well organised and retains a lovely community feel. There is a good mix of very good club runners, average athletes and beginners. The local villages support the runners which provides a much needed lift especially before and after a cheeky hill half way through. A well organised event with a fantastic atmosphere and solid community feel. I'll be back next year. Date of review: April 28, 2016