In short: Excellent event - thank you In full: Probably my favourite ever race. Interesting and hilly course but well marshalled. A good mix of runners, Epsom Grandstand as the base and sunny weather to cap it all. Date of review: January 29, 2006
In short: Good pb potential, good weather In full: Great weather if a bit chilly. Good potential for pb's with a few inclines added. Interesting to hear that it was measured at 5 and a half. Be Very intersted to know what the measurement actually was. Second time of doing this race and will be there next year. Date of review: January 29, 2006
In short: Enjoyed this. 3rd I've done now and its getting better In full: First of all I got a PB so happy, don't know how as much better prepared last year. All the more satisfying as its mostly undulating. I enjoy the nature of this course with its challenging first half and enjoyable downhill return before the sting in the tail. I suspect they have shallowed the ascent of the final hill after all the reviewer comments. Can't complain about organisation and marshalls all cheery too. I did like the t-shirt this year too. Date of review: January 29, 2006
In short: Fast, non technical, enjoyable course. Great for pb's In full: Well worth the drive from Guildford. Having completed my long marathon run yesterday I was looking for a race to speed my little legs up and was not disappointed by a fast enjoyable course. I have no problem with the scenery as running around an industrial estate means that you get less of the idiots in their cars/tractors charging in front of u and making you suck diesel fumes for mile upon mile. Also, the location mean't that there was plenty of parking available. Like to know the true length of the course however as my Garmin stated 5 and a half (if that's correct then my 29 mins will be a pb. Anyone else measure it?????? Date of review: January 29, 2006
In short: Fantastic Race superbly marshalled In full: Much faster than previous years due to dry conditions (manaahed to take 25 minutess off of previous PB!!). The wind wasn't as bad as expected than goodness. Thought the goodybag wasn't too bad considering the race was pretty cheap although missed the usual T-Shirt. Can't wait for next year!!! Date of review: January 29, 2006
In short: great scenery with very steep hills In full: What a great way to spend a Sunday morning. Really enjoyed this run, very hilly, but at the top of the hills the scenery was fantastic, all across the North Devon countryside and out to the sea. Marshalls were good and lots of signs showing route. Very nice club run and already looking forward to next year. Thanks North Devon Road Runners for a very friendly club run. Date of review: January 29, 2006
In short: great race, enjoyed it all In full: enjoyed the whole experience. As this is only my third 10K I was warned about the course being really hard and hilly. Yes it was hard and yes it was hilly but not excessively so. I ran the same time as for the Abbey Dash (fast and flat) so i'm pleased with myself. 4/5 mile hill v.long and steep. Car park v.boggy, glad of the 4x4! Date of review: January 29, 2006
In short: Great scenery - thoroughly enjoyable In full: Superb toilet facilities and loved the T-shirt. No mile markers till 4miles and could do with an extra drink station. Date of review: January 29, 2006
In short: An easy P.B race, good atmosphere, bit of a nasty hill 2nd mile! In full: Very good race, well organised. Got a P.B of 34 mins. Will be back next year. Weather was great which helped. Date of review: January 29, 2006
In short: A decent enoough race. In full: The route might be a little dull, but it does keep you away from major concentrations of traffic as much as possible.
Yes the start/finish line is in an industrial estate, but that only meant there were very few cars around, it felt as if the entire place was given over to us runners, and quite right to!!
Whilst there were a fair amount of club runners at the front, there were still plenty of non-club runners to make this a worthwhile first race.
Indeed a friend of mine did just that and thoroughly enjoyed himself. I’m trying to encourage him to attempt a 10K next, or maybe a half.
After a recent Runners World article about the organisers packing up and the crowds gone before the last person had finished, I made sure we were there till the end, and I guarantee none of the organisers moved until the last person had finished.
All I all a pleasant Sunday morning, thanks to all involved with the organisation. Date of review: January 29, 2006