In short: Great atmosphere although challenging at the start In full: Nice race for a beginner although the start is tough. Once you get over that, the rest of the course is glorious and excellent support all round. Date of review: May 2, 2005
In short: Superbly organised race, lucky with the weather this year. Could have done without the drummers sacring me witless at the end! In full: Excellent pace at the front, well done to everyone. THis was a hard, hilly course and everyone seemed to give it 100%. Date of review: May 2, 2005
In short: A few glitches, but a nice welcoming atmosphere and a great venue made up for it. In full: A wonderful venue for any 10k race, but Sport City was weirdly ghost-townish.
A water station would have been a good idea on a warm sunny morning like this, especially for the slower runners out there for 80 minutes+.
The results weren't ready in time for the vet class presentations, and nearly half of the course was on a gravelly car-park with some tight turns around traffic cones.
That said, this was the first running of the event, the course was fast, accurately measured, and well marshalled, and the facilities were top notch. Add a dose of Manchester sunshine and it was a very worthwhile and in many ways quite charming morning out - especially as the biggest cheer of the day went to the last few finishers.
Despite intending to take it easy, the super-fast start on the track led me astray and I ended up running a pb.
In short: Hidden gem of a race. Welcoming well organised and what a pleasure to be presented with medal and congratulated personally by head round table chap! In full: Lovely day, great setting relaxed and well orhanised race. lovely and varied scenery and great support from friendly and efficient marshalls. No problem with entry on the day. Really nice having three different races and walkers too who i must say were very patient considerate and suppotive of the runners.All in all a great race will be back next year and would recommend it without hesitation. Date of review: May 2, 2005
In short: Great flat race In full: overall very good, and loads of potential for pbs. However, could have done with a water station, also medals should have been handed out with goody bag. Date of review: May 2, 2005
In short: Enjoyed race, but NOT ENOUGH WATER STATIONS In full: Amusing to see ambulances along the route, but inadequate number of water stations, especially as getting hotter....pretty basic really, ask any regular runner or medic. Please resolve for next year, then will come back. Date of review: May 2, 2005
In short: Very enjoyable In full: Was my first 10k really enjoyed it, everyone was friendly, marshalls did a very good job. They also wanted feedback from the runners on ways to improve things for next year as this was the first running of the race. Would do it again next year. Date of review: May 2, 2005
In short: Oxon countryside (and weather) at its best - all for a good cause! In full: Lots of friendly marshalls, well signposted, lovely refreshments for after, started on time and sunshine too! Well done East Hagbourne and surrounding villages for putting on a great fun run. Here's to next year! Multi-terrain at its best. Hope that lots of money made for Ovarian Cancer Research. A few undulations and not too muddy. Date of review: May 2, 2005