In short: I had reservations at the start having heard about the hills - but really enjoyed it. In full: I took advice and started easily, picking it up in the second half and really enjoyed it for that reason (even the last mile, despite my lungs wanting to burst was a very quick time for me). Good start to my London training and looking forward to running it next year. Well done to the marashal at about 9 1/2 who asked for a smile. Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: This was my 23rd race at 10 miles and first time out of Sussex for this distance. The hills? were surprisingly soft!. In full: Was expecting sterner climbs such as in Lewes 10, Cuckmere 10, Mince Pie or Southdowns 10. Still, more than enough for a first race of the year. Nice touch - the hand towel. Pleasant change from a medal. Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: Good overall race In full: Weather was good. Start was a little disappointing and the "building site" start was a little unnerving. Ran this last year and enjoyed - so couldn't have been too bad to want to do it again. Some hills but nothing to phase even a beginner. Marshalls excellent - and water station along route. Soup and hotdogs at finish. A good start to new year. Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: There's nothing like it for starting the year. In full: Thanks to all the marshalls - friendly, supportive and helpful.
As has been mentioned several times, two testing uphill slogs on each lap, and I have to admit, the last one got me. However, thanks to the guy who forced me to run up the hill at mile 6, the last mile was the only part of a challenging course that beat me. Oh, so did the time.
Towel was a nice touch.
This was one race where I stood at the start and felt like I'd rather be at home in front of the fire, but, having completed the race, I felt more justified sitting watching football. Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: A great race challenging enough but not too hard In full: A very friendly race well marshalled and organised. The course is hard, but worth the effort. Today it was muddy and wet but enjoyable! I think PB potention actually if you are willing to work a bit! Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: A great way to start the year In full: As ever Tadworth put on a good showing. A great 10 miler to start the year. New HQ was a bit far from the start line for those collecting numbers, but I moved my car so no big deal.
I can;t beleive there are ratings moaning about the course. Top tip if it says Hilly in the race description there are going to be some hills. Certainly not the hilliest race around, but two long slow drags, which sap you escpecially on the 2nd lap....
Quality momento. I got an insulated mug which was enscribed with the Tadworht 10 moiker. Guess I was too slow for the towel, but I'd rather have the mug for taking my morning coffee to work!
Marshalls were all supportive I made sure to thank every one on the 2nd lap. Well done Tadworth another good race!!! Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: If you like hills, cold weather, no tarmac, mud, water & tree stumps this is the one!! In full: Wanted to get the mileage up, so though a ride into the country would be nice. What a course !!! Great cross country training around the MOD Training areas. Well done to Ian and his team for an enjoyable but bloody tough race. Will be back next year. Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: Blows the cobwebs away! In full: Really well organised race - shame the weather turned foul (constant sleet made my fingers and nose fall off!) but the hot coffee right at the finish line was heaven sent! Having run this without the rain, the views from the top of the 'mountains' are spectacular! This was my best effort at this particular race, so well chuffed. Be back again next year. Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: well done to the organisers In full: well that was a great race despite the big Hills especially at mile post 2-4 i think it was, god its never ending i thought what goes up must surely come down and it didn't but thou it was a great race and made some more new friends and like the momento the towel will come in very handy, once again thnks and i will return thou i should of done this race last year but i was in hospital when it took place anyway. WELL DONE to all those who FINISHED IT despite the cold weather Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: a hard but nevertheless worthwhile start on the road to April 23rd - it never gets any easier! In full: The only critiscism I can come up with was nothing to do with the organisers but down to the management of the race course. They very sensibly turn off the water supply to the toilet facilities situtaed in the grandstand to prevent burst pipes during the winter but failed to turn them on prior to my (thankfully early) visit to inspect the plumbing. I was just glad that I was not at the end of the loo queue!!! Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: Well organised flat course with PB potential. In full: Scenery includes a short stretch along the coast and a section of lane running past a golf course (mind your heads!) although most of the course is in suburbia. The course is pretty flat with just the odd slight undulation - PB potential in good wind free weather. Shame it was cold and wet this year! A pleasant enough atmosphere with a 1200 strong field there is a bit of a buzz! Very well organised by SGRAC - well done! Refreshments excellent!! Start was a little bit congested but no big deal. The gents showers seem to offer only two choices - scalding hot or freezing cold - and as at most venues the changing rooms were dirty. However, none of this is a reflection on the organizers. Entrance fee about average for this type of race but worth it for the nice mug! A flat well organised race so a good one for beginners. Date of review: January 8, 2006