In short: Very friendly with nice scenery and a great downhill finish. In full: Very crowded start into a narrow lane coupled with a hill at 7km scuppered my PB ambitions. But very friendly with lots of opportunity to chat on the run and pretty fields all around. I liked the slate coaster memento, but didn't see the point of the powdered soup packet... Date of review: February 6, 2006
In short: Weather great, ran a PB & everyone friendly In full: Excellent course, well marshalled, pretty quick(partly because finish is well downhill from the start) so excellent PB potential. Everyone friendly & had my name & number called as I crossed the line (nice touch). Entered on line & confirmation email said about collecting race number on the day, and the Ashford Runners website had all the information. Only my 3rd race & I,ll be back next year Date of review: February 6, 2006
In short: I need more hill training!!!! In full: The organisation was really first class, from parking, changing, toliets and the start. First 3 miles or so is a little 'busy' for my liking - but that is personal to me rather than a relfection on the race.
The hills are a challenge - but then I went hard at every single one. My legs called time just short of 12 miles forcing me to walk for a minute, but managed to remainder okay. The run through the park is deceiving, because the finish seems close at hand and it's not!
this was a PB for me by 8 1/2 minutes, so I'm well pleased. Definately run this in 2007 it's a good fitness test.
Personally I would prefer a medal to a t-shirt, but that is me.
Would I recommend Watford - absolutely enter NOW. Date of review: February 6, 2006
In short: Nice morning out In full: Another great Chichester 10k. Very good race, nice course with a mix of town and rural. Very well marshalled. PB for me again so will definitely return next year to see if I can get another Date of review: February 6, 2006
In short: Great race, well orgainsed as usual In full: Fantastic organisation as always along with perfect running conditions made a great event. Some of the best marshalls around and the organisers had thought of everything.
Am amazed at some of the comments though: Some races give T-shirts, some medals. This one is T-shirts as stated on event details. Water was as per event details if not slightly better. Refreshments were available in the college canteen. Finish line was obvious to me - just beyond start line with clock and "FINISH" banner. Timing chips cost money - most people have perfectly good watches to do their own.
Finally, tip for you next year - there are so many different toilets in the college, there is always one set that very few people find even though they are signposted. Both M & F had no queues at 10 a.m.... Date of review: February 6, 2006
In short: Great race once it got going, very poor start though, those of us in the middle of the pack at the start line had no idea the front runners had gone. Also, forced to walk the first two hundred metres down a narrow road until everyone spread out. Date of review: February 6, 2006
In short: beautiful day, lovely hills, excellent race, can't wait til next year! In full: My first half and even though I can bearly walk today.......I'm hooked....next! Date of review: February 6, 2006