In short: Nice race, Brilliantly marshalled, never seen so many!!!! Quite a challenging start up and found it a little akward coming down the steps the other side, as they were all different shapes and sizes, couldn't get a regular foot strike. In full: Overall, a good race for everybody. Well done and thank you to all those involved. Date of review: January 22, 2006
In short: Recommended In full: Well organised run. Lots of marshalls and a food mainly traffic free course. A couple of them fancied themselves as comedians which always makes for a nice light hearted moment to keep us smiling.
Plenty of facilities at the HQ with plenty of room for everyone. Good value for money race. A nice medal at the end and showers!
Very businesslike and functional no nonsense race. Many people got PBs today which is always pleasing to see. Striders did well. I recommend this race. Date of review: January 22, 2006
In short: much fun! the view would have been great if it wasn't for the mist! In full: I really enjoyed this one! Interesting course - first half more challenging (bits of up) than the second (the way down!), and if it wasn't for the mist the views would have been good too, some beautiful countryside. Bit of a squeeze at the start though. Excellently marshalled, super support and traffic control all the way round, especially through Loxley, there were a good bunch of folk out, and a very nice looking pub too!
Good facilities afterwards - bar and nice hot showers :o) Well done Stratford, and again, a HUGE thankyou to the marshals for their sterling job!
In short: Very hilly, very enjoyable In full: A great x country 10K. Fantastic scenery, great weather, smooth organisation, well marshalled and course marked. A great way to spend a morning. Do it if you fancy a challenge, it added 18 minutes to my 10k road time. Date of review: January 22, 2006
In short: Very good effort by all for a very worthy cause In full: The first 4 miles of scenery was very nice, and with a very challenging start. Marshalls were very good and cheery. Nice touch with the mug. Well done to all involved. Date of review: January 22, 2006
In short: Muddy! In full: A nice course with a good mix of surfaces. I did have to laugh at the two guys that collided on the first hill climb in the mud and who both then ended up face first in it! An enjoyable race and am looking forward to Round 2 Date of review: January 22, 2006
In short: Flat with definite PB potential In full: Unfortunately had a cracked rib so just jogged round this myself, but the course is v flat and fast. Will run this with PB in mind next year. Date of review: January 22, 2006
In short: Hardest race I have ever run but the best by far - that was real and pure XC! In full: Thanks to the organisers for a fantastic morning and the great support from the marshals. I've never run uphill on sand before but look forward to it again in March! Date of review: January 21, 2006
In short: One Word "Excellent" In full: Well i thought that i had put my rating to this Race. well i am NOW. Its like this the park is my Training Ground and use most days to do my training in, which includes Heartbreak Hill, now i am use to the hill, for the race in 2006 is it possible to go up it rarther than down it please :-)) just signed up to do it this year (2006) and i would like to mention my trainer who puts me through hell every wednesday morning as i mentioned part of my training consists of 6 heartbreak hills thats 6 up and 6 down.
hope to see you all this year (2006) Date of review: January 21, 2006
In short: Well, I had to review it of all people!...... In full: I had forgotten about the other mean little uppies and downies deep in the bowels of the woods. Also, I was sure it was more than 10K. An extra K would seem about right, and would partly explain my tardy time.
Excellent mornings entertainment, plenty of parking, Toby seemed to manage a cheery OK Yah! to everyone and a massive vote of thanks to the marshalls for a job well done.
Well done to the girl who cut her hand in a fall but still finished, unlucky to Deadlegs who blew his achilles about 3 K in and it's amazing how many new rude words you hear coming up Marthas back passage!
In short: The course made by legs wobble,my eyes water and my glasses steam up! In full: What a fantastic course. It was really challenging and did not disappoint in terms of mud, gradients or encouragement from the marshalls. A great start to a Saturday-as I wasn't last I'll be back in March. Date of review: January 21, 2006