In short: Its a personal challenge over some difficult multi-terrain. In full: You do not have to wait for the "mass start", which was a particular bonus. The elite overtake you at speed a while later !!! Some difficult under-foot conditions - requiring some caution at times. Very well organised and marshalled. The end of event breakfast was also a BIG plus. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Very enjoyable race, good course with a few challenges, only a shame more people did attend as they would have not been disappointed. In full: Only realised that it was Cheadle Staffs and not Cheshire a couple of days before (my own fault) so had extra travelling, well worth the trip though as the organisiation was good and the course good also. It was cold and sunny. There were some good runners who turned out completing the course in good times. There is certainly enthusiasm for the race from the organisers. Shame that there wasn't a few more competitors Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: One of the highlights of the running year. In full: My second time and it really was as good as I remembered. You can, surely, find no better scenery the hills are not too overpowering and the weather this year was, once again, perfect. Many thanks to the organisers - the marshals must have been frozen. See you all next year. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: excellent all round - thoroughly recommended In full: well and enthusiastically marshalled, good organisation, fairly quick flat route with only a few short sharp hills - the one after 15 miles was nearly a killer. nice mementoes at the end. scenery distracting thankfully along most of the route. field not too big so no jostling for position or getting held up by the crowds as happens in bigger entry field races. definitely recommend this as a pre marathon warm up, with enough time between london and this race to get in shape if things aren't going as they should be! Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Twice up the hill nearly destoyed me and was a warning to put in more hill training in (Hastings next week!). Despite the disappointing time I really enjoyed this one and a nice medal always goes down well. I will be back next year to beat 40 mins. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Nice flat course, very good PB potential, a bit breezy though! In full: A nice course to run, straight-forward, could of done with a few more spectators for the atmosphere. And where was that top gear track anyway????? Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Well organised winter marathon/challenge. In full: was a bit concerned about finding my way - lots of arrows - however couple places not really sure - went back to one checkpoint to ask the marshalls who eplained the route - would not have gone that way otherwise. had a great - long day - out on the downs.
I have renamed the South Downs as the Soouth Sludge after several parts of the grey/clay/chalky sludge !
So different to the white hard glaring downs on the Three Forts !
In short: very well organised race i enjoyed it a lot! In full: My first time at the Farndon 10K. This year saw a new course apparently so remember this when comparing with older reports. Course is undulating i would say no proper hills though and a good challenge not pan flat time trial! Wind can be interesting too, if you feel you are flying for the first mile that may be due to tailwind and slight down hill start. Remember that as the finish is in the same place so will be into the wind and dragging! Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Great weather, good scenery, good company too In full: Disappointed with the post run organisation of refreshments - those finishing in the second half the runners struggled to get water. Otherwise, good stuff - thanks!! Date of review: March 6, 2006