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
In short: oh my goodness-those hills! Could not believe at the end of it that somehow in 7 weeks I wil be doing double that distance. Lovely morning out though, bright sunny day (if a bit cold) and pretty scenery. Needed to sit down a lot when I got in though! Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Very good race, very well organised and marshalled. In full: It was a very cold day so a big thank you to the marshalls for turning out. I was slightly disappointed that there wasn't a medal at the end, but a shoe bag is better than a woolly hat!. I may try the 20 miles next year!! Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: I'll be back - in 2007 In full: My first 'terminator' but definately not my last. Thoroughly enjoyed myself. Lots of friendly marshalls. I have 2 suggestions - More toilets and one or two mile markers. Then it would be perfect! Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Enjoyable race. Nicely challenging uphill bits including a killer finishing straight. In full: Not sure about parking cars, but local public transport to Herne Hill and Brixton is pretty good. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Windy with no Atmosphere In full: The race was well organised with marshalls doted in all the right areas around the course. There was plenty of water stops but it would of also been nice if they had included a sports drink. Unfortunately as it was only limited to 250 runners it did seem like a training run and i'd like to see the race increased in numbers, but not a major amount as the course was still open to the public and you came back on yourself twice. There was little support but i'd like to thank them and Llanelli for making it a fun and enjoyable race. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Had great"fun" on this run -well worth doing,but.. In full: .. don't expect too much from such a small race. Why should people hand you drinks? Why should 100's of people line the streets to cheer you on and stop nob heads trying to run you over in their 4x4's? this race is a fundraiser not for precious little athletes who seem to take themselves too seriously! How about a polite letter to organizers? why not offer some help next year? I say big thanks to Berko round table for giving up their time to put this on. glad I got that off my chest. oh by the way not as hilly as Watford. Date of review: March 6, 2006