In short: Small race with a view In full: This is a tough little race on bridle ways, footpaths and back country roads from Chinnor along part of the Icknield Way and back to Chinnor. If you're feeling particularly foolish you can do a second, longer lap and make it a half marathon.
The course is undulating with a climb near the start, a sharp little rise at 9K, and more gentle undulations in between. It's not a PB course, but very attractive and a great day out in the Oxfordshire countryside.
The organisation was good, with plenty of water stops and a useful race diary and medal at the end.
As well as the running events there are sponsored walks setting off earlier on different routes. Date of review: May 16, 2005
In short: A good well organised and friendly race. In full: It was a good race, excellent facilities and everybody was very friendly. Marshals were very helpful, good support for all runners on the way round and the free isotonic drinks are the begining and end was a nice and very welcome touch! Will be back. Date of review: May 16, 2005
In short: A great race on quiet country lanes In full: Excellent marshalling. Lovely course. Very friendly. Glad to see that the only gripe from previous years, the lateness of the prize giving, was much improved this year. Date of review: May 16, 2005
In short: Great race let down by awful start In full: I suppose I sound churlich for moaning about a race where I knocked 2 minutes off my PB - but the lack of control at the start. Runners are supposed to assempble and then be walked round - what happened is people just hung around, so those of us who played by rules were rewarded with a minute plus wait to cross the line, and three miles of runing round slow runners strung out across the road - surely a candidate for chip timing? Date of review: May 16, 2005