In short: lovely run! In full: not as hilly as the previous reviews had me expecting! nice gentle hills, would have been beautiful if the sleet and fog hadn't shown their faces:( my first ever race and i'd recommend it! Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: Challenging start to the New Year In full: I found this quite demanding as it is an undulating and at times hilly course. 12 minutes slower than my previous 10miler just 2 months prior to this but this may have been due to Christmas excesses. Certainly would recommend it. Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: Great Value, Scenic Route In full: Well organised race and good value. Hot dog and soup was especially welcome at the finish after todays wet weather. Course is undulating but only one big hill. Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: Great start for new year In full: Biased view here as I got a PB breaking the sub 50 barrier for the first time! Nice scenery, some hills to challenge but mostly flat. A little busy at the start but all in all a great day out! I'd recommend this one! Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: beginner friendly and fun In full: fun and friendly atmosphere with good opportunity for a PB. Great opportunity to break into the new year in a relaxed atmosphere. Spikes would have offered a big advantage although the race description didn't describe the course as being suitable for spikes. Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: A scenic challenge for the New Year In full: Foul weather, but the organisers can't be blamed for that! Challenging hill early on, made up for by the lovely scenery at the top. Free hot drinks, Mars bar, soup and hot dog at the finish make this very good value. Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: Glorious scenery and supportive marshalling made up for that slow uphill drag (twice!). Lovely race. In full: Excellent marshalling, full of support and no chance of going the wrong way! The drag uphill was hard work first time round and even more so second time, but the downhill bits were fast and the scenery superb. Muddy parts were a little slippery but most runners remained upright! Great start to the new year although it does make you realise just how much you've over-indulged over Christmas!! Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: Well worth getting up for a a cold January Morning In full: I don't train on hills so was very apprehensive when people where talking about Ebbisham Lane on the Forum. My time was not earth shattering, but seeing as this is only the second time I have every raced I am pleased with my result. I would recommend this race to anyone. Great way to start the New Year. Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: Good 'first of the year' race In full: Despite the rather damp weather, this was an enjoyable race. Very good organisation, plenty of marshals, adequate KM markers, well sited water station, refreshments (nice cakes !!) plus a mug to take to work tomorrow ! Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: Mainly for Club runners In full: No warm up. Lots of hills. A lot of mud and half of it through the woods and country tracks. Reasonably organised. Friendly staff. Not well sign posted. Very good doggy bag. So both good and bad to this one. Definitely not for beginners. Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: Excellent race, no memento though, but great homemade cakes at end with tea! In full: This race was good fun, but also very hard! The hilly bits were proper hills and took it out of you by the time of the 3rd lap. Very friendly and is good tough guy training!!! Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: Picturesque with some challenging hills In full: There's a hill that begins shortly after the two mile marker and goes on for almost 2 miles, but once that's behind you the rest are ok. Good weather is needed to appreciate the excellent scenery. Date of review: January 8, 2006
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!!!