In short: A very well organised Trail run In full: My second running in the 33k and the signage was much improved. I didn't get lost like last year.
The organisation was excellent, with ample parking, efficient number collection, men's urinal to ease queues for the portaloos and efficient and encouraging marshalls.
The feed stations were at regular intervals, some with orange slices, bananas, cake and bread and butter pudding.
I was never out of sight of other runners which was reassuring, as there is nothing worse than being on your own, and not sure whether you are on the right road. I will be back again next year, all being well. Date of review: August 18, 2016
In short: Scenic, hilly and fun In full: Did the 21k route, it was very scenic and enjoyable. The water stations frequency was great on a relatively hot day. The start was a little messy with walkers in the way early on and a bit of a queue formed at Old Sarum. The only other niggle was some poor signage at the Harnham gate to the Cathedral resulting in some runners going off in the wrong direction. I'll go again next year I hope. Date of review: August 17, 2016
In short: Best marathon I've completed In full: I was fortunate enough to be in the good for age section so had no difficulties with crowds. It was an incredible atmosphere and obviously encompassed some iconic landmarks. Definitely worth the money, especially if you can get near the front. Date of review: August 17, 2016
In short: Friendly inclusive picturesque and incredibly well organised. A MUST for next year. In full: For an inaugural event this was a resounding success. The relay format of four members running 4K laps in four hours gives you time to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the day whilst continual being involved in the event. Food and children's entertainment were supplied and there was a warm up routine which was really popular. I can see his event becoming more popular year after year. Date of review: August 17, 2016
In short: Fantastic event, great for all levels. In full: This was a really well thought out event. Great club event suitable for all abilities. Great village atmosphere for families, music, picnics, food to purchase etc. Couldn't fault it! Date of review: August 17, 2016
In short: Organisation excellent, great atmosphere, really enjoyable day for all abilities. In full: We belong to a group so had 4 teams entered of all abilities. Great friendly atmosphere, very well organised and we all had a fabulous day and would definitely enter next year. Beginners weren't intimidated but were encouraged by other runners and the volunteers around the course and to top it all a great medal at the end!!! Date of review: August 17, 2016
In short: Scenic and well organised (needs more toilets tho) In full: Great course with some flat bits and some undulations to test the legs. Well marshalled throughout and plenty of water stops to ensure you are hydrated.
Baggage area manned, which is a plus.
Need more loos available for the amount of runners competing. Spending 20mins in a queue pre-race is not comfortable! Date of review: August 17, 2016
In short: Will be back with more teams next year. In full: Such a well organised event. Great fun! Lots of elite club runners but as a Mrs Average I didn't feel intimidated or out of place. Everyone was included. There was the right amount of people there. It would be great if you could give first refusal to this years attendees for next year. Reasonable price and a great medal! Well done! (p.s. I agree with the comment about having electronic scoring that's visible on the day but I can live without it if it would affect the price.) Date of review: August 17, 2016
In short: Excellent and very good value for money In full: I have to declare an interest here as I am a member of the organising club, but I was not involved in the organisation. The event was very well organised - things like having enough loos, a quality medal etc make all the difference and are really not that difficult to get right, as Hart Road Runners proved.
The atmosphere was very friendly and inclusive and the format of the race meant it was suitable for all abilities. The attention to detail was very good and did I mention the medal?
Suggestions for next year - forget the goody bag and get the timers to have electronic screens so you can get an up-to-date view of your/your team's times and placing at any time. Date of review: August 17, 2016
In short: Great day out, mixed abilities, good course with a few challenges and for £15 good value In full: Great day out, excellent course and very well organised. Could have cleared the long grass that was cut the previous day, but if this is the only issue then it says a lot for how good all other aspects were Date of review: August 17, 2016
In short: This was my third time doing the TT5K. I love the run and every year have improved my time. It's a race that is always on my calendar. My kids run the Dookers Dash and Mile the day before and love it to. we'll see you all again next year! Date of review: August 17, 2016