In short: What a day (nearly sub 30 min) In full: Last year the organisation at the start was awful (to put it mildly).
This year I thought I was at a different race. Although some walkers did creep into the sub 25 and I overtook them when they was walking just after the start and I was at the front of the sub 35.
PB POTENTIAL DEFINATELY!!!!!
I slashed just over 5 min from last year's time and the goody bag seemed lighter which I really liked. Last year's was too heavy. Although I'm pleased to say that the quality of the bag is just as good.
I would definately recommend this event to anyone (whether they be a new runner or Little Miss Speedy Legs). Date of review: September 4, 2005
In short: A lovely race In full: Its always really hot on race day for this one. Definitely plan your Barbie for the same day! Its a lovely race with cheery marshalls and strangely a security guard who steps out of his building to cheer everyone on. Its for a worthwhile course and although tough, very enjoyable Date of review: September 4, 2005
In short: Great race, interesting route, very hot though In full: My first 10k which I enjoyed. Two and a half lap race through town and countryside. The hill at the market place was a killer as had to do it 3 times, but by the last time I think I had tamed that beast!! Fantastic views of the castle at one point. Good organisation and plenty of water. Even got squirted by one lady with a water sprayer on the home leg. Very welcome in todays heat! Marshalls and locals were very encouraging. Date of review: September 4, 2005
In short: Excellent organisation, very hot though In full: A well organised race, but could start earlier given the hot weather in recent years. Plenty of water at the stations though and well manned. I'll be back next year! Date of review: September 4, 2005
In short: Absolutley fantastic race, very tough due to the amount of climbing and heat. Couldn't fault the organisation, carried my own drink which I'd recommened to anyone in the future despite there being enough water stations, as the climbs make you very th Date of review: September 4, 2005
In short: Loved the location and would definitely run again but was shorter than 10K In full: Great atmosphere, other runners very supportive and the grounds were idyllic. I also really liked the stretch overlooking the Thames. Date of review: September 4, 2005
In short: Hard run on a hot day but definitely a PB course In full: Not a lot of scenery on this course - starts in an airfield and does a loop around local quiet roads but nice and flat. Shame it was boiling hot & not a lot of wind apart from on the last 2km or so when it was in the face!!! Nice bunch of people and good marshalling though. Date of review: September 4, 2005
In short: Wellorganised with water and gels. nice ,medal and tee shirt, and a goody bag thrown in. Nice scenery too. Would do agian and even consider the full marathon. Date of review: September 4, 2005
In short: Not enough space for the joggers, so those who turn up late get stuck with the walkers! In full: It's difficult to compare this race with others as it was the first race I've ever done! For a beginner, the event was quite interesting, but there were way too many people! My friend and I found it difficult in a few places on the course where the barriers were closed in so it was almost impossible to get past those who were walking. Another negative was that they didn't hand out any water on the course and it was hot! Other than that, it was a great experiance for a first-timer. We are now totally up to doing a 10K in the next 6 weeks! Date of review: September 4, 2005
In short: Flat course, encouraging marshals and very well organised. In full: First time I've ever done a distance over 10K and although it was hard work (and hot) I was very pleased with my finishing time. I was certainly helped along by the plentiful marshals - offering words of encouragement. Route wasn't very scenic - but some nice leafy residential streets. Date of review: September 4, 2005
In short: A positve and challenging race! In full: This is my first year running so I was a little nervous about cardiac hill. The course was well marshalled who were very encouraging. Tree roots and obstructions were clearly marked and it was an interesting run all the way. I was a little hampered by the heat but there's always next year to beat my time! A challenging run but well worth it. Thank you to the organisers for a great morning out. Date of review: September 4, 2005