In short: Well Organised 10k In full: I thought this race was very well organised and the fact there were only 300 or so competitors really helped although it would have been nice to run on the roads rather than the pavement. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely do it again next year. Nicola Hughes Date of review: August 16, 2005
In short: Good fun - beware the 'little hill' In full: Up 2.5, down 2.5. Repeat. A nice, friendly race, the hilly start's a little bit daunting. Don't be fooled by the little old ladies you pass walking up the hills, they whizz down the other side and leave fat rugby players looking a bit silly by the end.
In short: The event defines the joy of running for young and old. I ran the 10k with no concern about my time but just enjoying the event. My 8 year old son ran his first race and was so proud that he slept with his medal. Looking forward to doing it again. Date of review: August 16, 2005
In short: Good testing, but scenic, course. Cool conditions for once. In full: After 2 years of oven temperatures it was actually possible for me to get round at a decent pace. Personal best (on this course) by 6 minutes. Date of review: August 16, 2005
In short: Tough course and the heat didn't help - could have done with more drink stations (especailly as the forecast had said it would be that hot a week in advance). Great atmosphere in Barton though, the last 2 miles back across the bridge with no water w In full: Very difficult time of day to run 13 miles - there was no shade to be found.
Great atmosphere in Barton , the last 3 miles back across the bridge with no water was a killer.
Great course though, well organised - would do it again and pray for a cloudy day (or more water stations)! Date of review: August 16, 2005
In short: Big hills! Steep and long! In full: A lovely run but don't go looking for PBs here. If you are a lightweight like me who doesn't like hills then finishing without walking too much is a bonus. Date of review: August 16, 2005
In short: Flat - NO! Undulating - YES ! Not a course for a PB, well marshalled and organised good parking facilities In full: Would consider doing this again, however if there was something more appealing then I would definately have my reservations.
Nice T-Shirt, however entry fee slighty on the pricey side compared to many other runs I have previously done, maybe something to look at next year - especially with this being the first year for the event, it is an ideal time to iron out these suggestions.
Thank You to all the marshalls who helped throughout and to those who encouraged some of the slower runners like myself by cheering us on our way round !
Can definately see a larger field for next year, although please change the course description from FLAT to UNDULATING ! Ta Date of review: August 16, 2005
In short: Great scenic run through a Royal Park. In full: Well organised, great atmosphere, get in early as always oversubscribed. I will do it again and again and again. Can't think of a better way to spend a Summer evening. Date of review: August 15, 2005
In short: A pleasant introduction to 10Ks In full: This was my first 10K so I have little else to compare it to yet. As a newbie, I found the size of the field fairly reasonable - I tucked myself in at the middle/back so as not to get in the way of anyone too quick, and after the first few hundred metres the field spread out enough to allow me to run my own race. This is my local race and so I know the area quite well. The course must be quite fast as I was expecting 52 minutes yet came home in 47. The uphill leg from Wendover is compensated by the downhill leg from RAF Halton that follows immediately. This is quite gentle compared to some other Buckinghamshire courses so should not put anyone off. The memento of a bag was quite nice and should last longer than a T-shirt that shrinks in the first wash! Date of review: August 15, 2005
In short: A small but well organised event, definitely one to try. Some hilly sections but generally copeable with a varied, picturesque & mainly woodland course (with at one point a stunning seaview of Paignton). Well marshalled with pre-race info helpful. Date of review: August 15, 2005