In short: Excellent event - can see what it fills up so quick In full: Mug is excellent, and a better design than the previous year. The start was muddled again - but that is the runners fault not the organisers. Shame only 1000 out of 1200 turned up - when so many cant get in!!!! Date of review: January 9, 2006
In short: Oh well, there's other events out there..... In full: Top idea to put the late entries desk a kilometre away from the start. Some kind of warm up? Had to collect my reserved number from there, with one of our groups names missing from those on the list. And as for the course, 2 laps of dull lanes and housing estates? Come on Tadworth, you've got the whole of the Downs to play with. Surely you can find 10 miles without repeating yourself? And as for the towel!! What were you thinking? Medals or tees are de rigeur. Now come along Tadworth, sit up when I'm talking to you, and see me after class! Date of review: January 9, 2006
In short: Hilly, scenic, well organised race In full: Great race and very enjoyable. Only fault was the tacky towel given as the reward at the end. I know many seasoned runners get sick of medals (not me) and T-shirts but a towel....please!!! Date of review: January 9, 2006
In short: I know it was on the Epsom Downs but nobody mentioned the Enormous Ups, but good fun none the less. Thanks to nice man in dark blue bobble hat who kept overtaking me and made me all the more determined to beat him - which I did! Date of review: January 9, 2006
In short: What a great race - even in the sleet!! In full: Hills not as bad as expected - scenery truly stunning at times - was frozen to the bone for the last couple of miles but soon cheered up at the sight of coffee, mars bars, etc at the finish. Date of review: January 9, 2006
In short: This was my first 10K and it was great, it was a 2 lap course so timing to reach my goal was fairly easy. There was a nice xmasy atmosphere with grog hot chocolate and a brass band playing carols. Roll on next year. Date of review: January 9, 2006
In short: A good way to start the year! In full: Despite having a nightmare this year (cramp after 2K), this race is one of my favourites. Flat and fast, friendly and well-organised, it is ideal for beginners. The only thing I would say is the start is a bit congested and we could do with some indication about what proposed finishing time starts where(if you see what I mean). But as I said, a great way to kick off the new year Date of review: January 9, 2006
In short: Beginners (like me) will find this race tough, but you can definitely finish it and the sense of achievement is huge! In full: Evewrything they say about hills, mud and tough is true. This is why you should do this race as part of your FLM trianing. If you can do this race (and you can) you will feel you can do anything. Brilliant fruit cake at the end, with a really relaxed, friendly atmosphere surrounding the whole event. Well done GearsandTears. Date of review: January 9, 2006
In short: It's Dorset in January ... ! In full: Third time i have done this and i hope to be back next year. Is always great fun. Thanks for the hot drink and hot dog at the end. Date of review: January 9, 2006
In short: A genuine undulating, part road - part track, course. Seemed to be continiously on some form of incline but no real killers. Well marshalled and fairly traffic free. Date of review: January 9, 2006
In short: Disappointed, there were no km markers and it was a little boring doing 2 laps. In full: It was advertsied that there was going to be chocolate at the end and tehre wasn't, so i was not happy as it was freezing cold and raining. Date of review: January 9, 2006
In short: Well I got a new PB (on this course at least). In full: 1.31.20 beating 1.37 last year. Suffered at the start due to a heavy night out the night before but ran it off by 5 miles and enjoyed the down hill charges.
In short: This was my first race and an excellent way to start the year. In full: When I arrived I discovered the course had been changed as the cops were a wee bit nippy about running through busier areas. This added maybe another click but turned it into a reasonably flat two lapper as opposed to the lose a couple of hundred meters then drag them back up when you're knackered I was fearing.
I was curious as to what the running shop had provided as they were the main sponsors and I saw nothing in the goody bag until last night I finally unpinned my number and found a 15% discount. I slept with a smile on my face. Date of review: January 9, 2006