In short: A really enjoyable event, well organised. Weather was good, and the use of the sports centre hall is very handy. After the race I took some photos these can be found at Running in Suffolk or http://runningburyblue.blogspot.com/ Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: First Tavy 7 for me - very good, with quality goody bag. In full: Good signs on approach roads. Good route to Sampford Spiney and back; first 2 miles uphill.Sandwitches and cakes available. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: A mix of water, mud and cow-pat In full: Great fun and great organisation. Really enjoyable event involving many close shaves with mud cow pat and water features. Maybe one extra water station required midway, however, nothing to complain about on this event as it was perfect.
In short: New course this year which made it slight;y longer - more like 9 miles but good fun as usual In full: Goddie bag at the end was a nice touch and some good spot prizes. Good fun - I'll be back next year. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: Challenging but enjoyable. In full: I can understand the slight misgivings about the loos and the finish (some people like a banner!) but overall a very good race. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: Another good year... In full: Brilliant, what a excellent run!!! You won't get your PB, but this is a nice tough course.. If you are up for a good time and can handle 8 miles and don't mind getting muddy then do this run, it is one my most favorite run I enter each year.
In short: As flat as you can get, ideal weather conditions - loads of PBs In full: Very well organised. Plenty of encouraging marshalls. Great to have warm showers at the end. Enjoyed the race, and am waiting for next year's application form. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: excellent fun In full: well organised only slight route problem was the long wait at the first wet ditch.Lots of people cheated here and ran around rather than wait.You should be ashamed of yourselves!! Must go faster next year so I can get a hot shower.By the time I finished they were colder than the water out on the course! Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: Friendly race for all organised by friendly club In full: Run in conjunction with Suncay XC league this is a mixed race. Lots of locals come out each year to join in the fun. Great course - very enthusiatic marshalls and nice food in the hall after. Great atmosphere - a must for the XC calendar. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: Enjoyed every minute of it! In full: A smallish event with around 700-800 runners. A couple of steepish inclines, but thats offset by some long descents and some long flat sections.
There were queues for the toilets but no worse than any race I have previously run, and at least there were showers and changing rooms.
The only gripes for me would be the finish. There didn't seem to be a line you crossed, you just seemed to run into the back of a queue of people. Then you had to go looking for someone to get a t-shirt off.
But that really is a minor moan for what is a good day out. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: Excellent Race! In full: First time I have done this race. Entered on the day for £7. After our 2 minuts silence we set off at quite a pace as the race starts down hill. The race is undulating all the way to the six and half mile mark before you hit the flat road to the finish. Nice scenery for those that look while running, very well organised, well marshalled, good support, nice choice of mementos. Will be back next year. Date of review: November 13, 2005