In short: Fast 5 Miler In full: Considering this was the first time this race has been held, the organisers did a fantastic job. Great facilities in the University and the course is a flat PB course. Will definitely be doing this race again. Date of review: January 12, 2015
In short: They say 'Mud, Sweat & Hills@ I say 'Mud, more mud, Lots of Sweat, Ridiculous Hills, Water but a fantastic Race' In full: I completed this with a group of Runners(Hermitage Joggers & Newbury Runners) and had a fantastic time. We took the view to run this as a team to give encouragement, support when needed and to share the laughs and fun of running through the 'large' puddles and up the crazy ascends. After the run, well what has to better than hot bacon rolls and more homemade cake than an annual WI convention! Date of review: January 12, 2015
In short: It is as it says on the tin. Big hills, big mud and organised with big hearts. fantastic event In full: It is as it says on the tin. Big hills, big mud and organised with big hearts. Fantastic event. You will not beat this event for proper cross country. A real tough race that also is very welcoming to beginners. The local village Hall and residents made everyone feel welcome. Finally you will not find a better end of race cake display, well done to the village bakers and Mr and Mrs Goulding for organising another fantastic event.
In short: One of the hardest runs you will ever enter, but a fantastic achievement to finish In full: If you're looking for a challenging off road race this is the one. Love this race it's my favourite race of the year. I keep coming back to run this one. Fantastic organisation, lovely village to start and finish in, amazing scenery and the hills are just the best, I love the down hill sections. Such a good feeling to see all the people smiling and cheering at the finish line. Not forgetting the fantastic medal and lovely cakes!! Date of review: January 12, 2015
In short: A great early season race - hills, mud and amazing scenary! In full: Just about 18 miles, this mainly off-road run is a great early season hit out to burn off the Christmas indulgence! Plenty of hills, some boggy ground and fantastic marshalls. Well worth the trip into the Cotswolds! Very well organised and good value for money. Would definitely do again! Date of review: January 12, 2015
In short: Hard race with brilliant scenery - loved it! In full: This was my first Rough N Tumble and I loved it. Challenging course but great atmosphere in beautiful surroundings. Date of review: January 12, 2015
In short: No better way to spend a Sunday morning! In full: Typical "local village" event. Very well organised, beautiful course and friendly marshalls. Not an easy route, but the sense of satisfaction afterwards is priceless. Even free tea/coffee & biscuits for runners afterwards. What's not to like? Date of review: January 12, 2015
In short: Absolutely BRILLIANT !!!! In full: Just completed for the second year in a row and cant wait to get back in 2016 , its the only off road event i do and would NEVER miss it , the terrain is great , a good mix of mud , hills and a little bit of road , at £14 its great value and the organisation is great Steve does a great job and the village of Milton Lilbourne is a lovely place . Most importantly the CAKES after are out of this world , i promise , you will never see anything like it !!
Roll on next year !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Date of review: January 12, 2015
In short: This run deserves a wider audience! In full: I am a bit surprised by the lack of comments on here (although only c.300 take part), this is a wonderful race. Looking at the number of smiling faces at the finish line, plenty of others feel that this is a really great, challenging run. No doubt the profile is the wrong way round - 5k down and pretty much 5k up, but this adds to the sense of achievement. Small, well organised, jolly marshals, lovely scenery, etc make this is a must do race on the local new year scene. For some reason the weather is always good too! Great start to the running year. Date of review: January 11, 2015
In short: Very nice, flat 10k. Excellent value In full: A very enjoyable fast 10k. A mixture of running track, tarmac paths and grass; all flat with nice facilities at the finish. Not a massive race but £13 for a medal and t-shirt (choice of sizes) makes it very good value (though I wonder if they ran out of "Bromley 10k" medals: I got one but my wife got a generic MCC one). One downside was the congestion on the running track: 3 laps at the start did mean lots of lapping other runners: surely it would be better to start us on the inside lanes and move outwards each lap? Also some dodging of other park users was needed, though the paths were fairly wide so I've seen much worse! Overall a fast, flat 10k: a relative rarity in January! Perfect: maybe not, but good value and enjoyable: definitely! Date of review: January 11, 2015
In short: Absolutely loved this race, pretty tough but a great sense of achievement for finishing. Really well organised, friendly marshals and amazing cake at the finish! Date of review: January 11, 2015
In short: Hills, wind and mud! In full: Great run today up until that hill at 6 miles leaving very heavy legs - pretty much made it a run of two halves for me. A very long slog back to the cakes. All worthwhile! Fellow runners were great. Lots of training needed for the terminator next month! Date of review: January 11, 2015