In short: Well organised, good value for money event. Lovely challenging course, well worth doing. In full: Quite a challenging course with a couple of hard hills but lovely scenery. Free hot dogs and soup at the finish were very welcome. Good organisation and value for money makes this an unmissable event in my running calendar! Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: Good race, well marshalled. I was a bit disappointed at the car parking. In full: I turned up early to ensure car parking to see a sign saying 'school car park full' outside a different car park.
I was therefore disappointed to find, after a leisurely half-mile walk to the school, that the school car park was almost empty!!!
In short: Awesome free race that's becoming an institution In full: Journey to race on bike: £0. Entry to Bushy Park: £0. Car Parking: £0. Race entry: £0. Scenery with deer: £0. Bushy Park Time Trial: Priceless.
A swift, warm, welcoming 5km race that entices everyone from International Athletes to casual joggers. Brilliant. Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: Hilly, challenging course. Superb views (given the right weather) Good organisation and good value for money In full: Super views of picturebook Dorset mixed with challanging hills. Slightly under distance, but the climbs cancell that out. This year there was free tea before the start, then tea, mars bar, soup and hotdogs (also free) at the finish. Excellent value form money. Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: OK, if you aren't after a PB In full: Race HQ is too far from start, many had to run uphill to start. Also, running next to young horses with inexperienced riders in a narrow lane has potential for serious accident. Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: Good start of year benchmark race that can make you regret the excesses of the holiday season! In full: A two lap course comprising on and off-road terrain with runner's finding themselves either running up or down a series of challenging hills with very little flat ground on the route. Despite the challenge, a very good early new year race to test your fitness but not one to be recommended for beginners. Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: Great race, and a PB! In full: Good race despite the weather, start was a bit congested but to be expected at these events. All in all very enjoyable, sign me up for next year! Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: Cold, Wet, Dirty...Great Fun!!! In full: Well marshalled, course seemed around 10K unlike previous years. One serious hill which you do twice on the 10K. Away from the roads which is a major bonus. Well marshalled except for one cattle grid on Lap 1 but they quickly resolved that. Date of review: January 8, 2006