In short: very good I will be back next year. In full: I have done 10k half marathone and full marathone over the years in Winchester and the events are always very well organized.I come from Andover who don't organize anything for road runners. Date of review: May 22, 2005
In short: Enjoyed it a lot. pb by 6mins. Too narrow in places. In full: Main criticism was start. There were a lot of very slow runners near the front which on narrow streets and immediate up hill meant that there was a lot of overtaking required. Otherwise a really enjoyable run. Date of review: May 22, 2005
In short: Great race, even with those hills. And somehow managed a PB. In full: People had warned me the hills on this one were a bit of a killer. And they were right. I'm sure school physics said that whatever went up would come down. hmmm?
The weather was interesting too: one minute scorching and the next wind and rain threatening hypothermia.
But despite all that it was an enjoyable race and it made somehow squeezing in a PB even more enjoyable. Will be back next year.
And congrats to the organisers on a very slick and well marshalled event.
In short: A fantastic well organised event. In full: I thought twice before submitting this rating, as I wondered if I should keep it secret, and thus increase my chances of getting in to next years race. Everything about this event is excellent. It is run over a scenic, relatively fast course, but what makes it special is the exceptional organisation put in to running the event by Matlock AC. The goody bag is especially good, the best I have seen. Date of review: May 22, 2005
In short: Nice friendly little race - great for first timers In full: Nice touches on race day were tea (for fending off the chilly wind) and the races for the kids. One major grump from my (faster) other half was the lack of marshalls. He got lost along with the leaders at couple of times, not great for either an accurate time or motivation! Problems were sorted by the time I got there which meant my experience was a lot more pleasant than his. Nice little trail course with hills which made it interesting Date of review: May 22, 2005