In short: Friendly low key event that successfully mixed good club runners with beginners In full: The event was organised round a loop in the Forest of Dean which allowed runners to choose 5.4km. 10.4km or 15.4km. This meant that slower 10km runners were not at the back and faster runners on the longer distance had people to 'aim for'. Firm trails allowed for easy running but without the pounding of tarmac. Good camaraderie and small enough field for facilities to cope seamlessly. highly recommended. Date of review: November 28, 2005
In short: Superb event, great organisation / marshalling, and a massage to boot....bliss ! In full: Even though I missed out on the post-race massage, I wouldn't have missed this race just for that. Great atmosphere and organisation, one of the best I've been to. Great scenery and mainly traffic free lanes, just hope the wind hold off at 7K next year ! Overall, I will encourage all the runners from my gym, serious or fun , to enter this next year. Well done to the organisers and Wesham Road Runners ! Date of review: November 28, 2005
In short: A well organised, good value run, with a good sprinkling of forumites taking part In full: The experience and know how of Eynsham Road Runners showed through - good signing, facilites and organisation. Quite a lot of serious runners but a supportive, not intimidating atsmosphere. I liked the two lap format and it was flat enough for a PB, though paths were a bit narrow in places. All in all, good value and glad the snow kept away. Date of review: November 28, 2005
In short: Nicely organised, with stadium start and finish, only one serious hill In full: Not a pb course, but not too hard by any means. Course a little narrow in places not that I do much overtaking.
Best prize ever.. a useful diary! Date of review: November 28, 2005
In short: Fast Course with good PB Potential In full: New Course is better than the old course (if the wind stays off, which it almost did this year). Even though our club struggles with Loos when hosting events it was a shame that better facilities weren't open as they were available. Date of review: November 28, 2005
In short: Tougher than expected;scenic,undulating course; very welcoming In full: The changing accom is in 1920's Memorial hall: okay for 170 turnout, but would be creaking if they pushed the numbers up.
The course was tougher than I'd trained for but not as mean as it could have been. Lucky with the weather - I'd been expecting snow :-)
In short: Very well-organised race. In full: Thanks to Eynsham Roadrunners again for the excellent organisation and friendly, encouraging marshalls. Always a joy to be back in my old school assembly hall as well! Date of review: November 28, 2005
In short: Thoroughly enjoyable local event. Tough climb but great scenery - and all in aid of a really worthwhile charity. In full: The problems with marshalling in 2004 were definately overcome this year. I never had ny problems with directions even when I lost sight of the runners in front of me! A very nice way to spend Sunday morning. Date of review: November 28, 2005
In short: very hilly In full: really enjoyed myself great race wiyh lots of frendly runners i got a new pb by 20sec's not bad considering the course.medal and t shirt were quality as was the free tea and bun Date of review: November 28, 2005
In short: Slick organisation, flat course, friendly marshalls - what more could you want? In full: This was my second time at Eynsham - both times the organisation has been really smooth and the marshalling very friendly and supportive. The course is flat and has good PB potential. It's a great Sunday morning out. Date of review: November 28, 2005
In short: Really enjoyed this one. Varied terrain but very muddy on the off-road bits. The pre-race info on the location of change-over points could have been more detailed, but otherwise well organised. Date of review: November 28, 2005