In short: Could a 20 mile event get any better? In full: This is a fantastic event! The scenery is wonderful, the marshalls are friendly and encouraging. There are more than enough well manned water stations. There are a few climbs, but only the final hill is worth worrying about. We travelled from Essex to Norfolk for this one, and we thoroughly enjoyed our day, and we will definitely be back next year. Well done to all those involved in organising todays event.
p.s. Could someone please apologise to the womens under 18s football team for my walking into their changing room at half time of their match to try and use their showers ;) Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Superbly organised race in stunning scenery. In full: I can recommend this race if you dont mind your hills undulating!The organisers should give themselves a pat on the back for a smooth operation.Parking is tight in a field and on an area of rough ground,but everybody seemed to be accommodated.The marshalls were good and the mug at the end a usefull souvenier.The scenery was superb on this sunny & cold day.The out & back course lets you know whats in store on the way back,which could be good,-or bad,depending on how you cope with the hills!! A perfect day for me as i set myself a new P.B !! Brilliaaaant. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: great event In full: this is a great race, one of the best X-country events i have done. on top of the shot glass you get a great breakfast at the finish as well. great value. i done eastbourne half last week for the same price run a boring course and ended the race with a 50p medal. how two races can be so different in terms of value i do not know. if you missed this race do it next year and hope for a heavy frost because if it had been muddy i think i could have added another 30 mins to my time. well done to everybody who help put on this event, many thanks Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Great Event. Lucky with the weather. Love the coast route In full: Only three wekks for my Marathon in Rome and the training has been just about OK! This was my big test and did ok and thanks to all the marshals who had great words of support and good fun. Drove from Reading to do this and loved the views. Thanks to all those involved and the other runners who give so much support. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: fast,cold, sunny, windy last 3miles but got a PB!! In full: Really surprised today as flew round, it seemed flatter than the 10K, must be the small crowd this year, next year it will be very busy but will be there!!!! Enjoyed, even last 3 miles with a headwind pretty strong, great, well done to all organises and fabulous marshalls, real support at every corner!!! Thanks so much. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Very enjoyable, lovely views, scenery etc, poor pre race organisation. In full: I completely agree with most of the comments - lovely scenery, particularly in the sunshine but only toilets in the clubhouse. I never thought I would pine for portaloos. This was really shambolic and several people missed the start as a result.
I spent ages trying to find out about the route beforehand but as there was no pre race info or website, it was impossible.
Nevertheless, I really enjoyed it - it is a lovely, definitely undulating route and I got a massive PB!! Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: No sign of Clarkson or Hamster, but at least I wasn't Captain Slow :) In full: At the risk of adding to the "gushing"... I thoroughly enjoyed this race too. In 4 years of racing I haven't seen better organisation for this type of event. The rural location, added to the knowledge that we were treading the hallowed grounds of the Top Gear, made it quite special for me. I shall definitely do this again... and hope that next time it's slightly less windy so that I can have a decent pop at my PB ! Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Great day out, I'll come back next year. In full: First half is hilly enough to keep you interested but not demoralised. Second half is flat and straight but the scenery makes up for it. My first time here and I thought the Marshals did a great job. Bottled water was great, better than the tap water in plastic cups that can turn up at bigger events. Date of review: March 5, 2006
In short: Great Series In full: The beauty of this event is the location... fabulous - no hang on its the fact there are three events and you can tale your pick ....no it's really the organisation - very slick - it could be the reception when you get in or just all of these things coming together to make a great event - Well Done Just Racing. Date of review: March 5, 2006