In short: Great race for beginners and veterans alike. Really friendly and good fun! In full: Three lap race, each lap having a long downhill and an equally long uphill. Organisation is relaxed and spot on. Everyone enjoyed it from first to last, well worth checking out for a good fun race. Date of review: June 7, 2005
In short: Well organised 4 miler on a fairly flat and fast course. In full: I would recommend this race to anyone looking for a well organised, flat course which is designed for the PB seekers and the beginners. If you enter the series you get a really nice T-Shirt. Date of review: June 7, 2005
In short: Love this course, even though it hurts! In full: This is year three for me and despite losing 2 minutes(!) on last year, I really enjoyed it and am now motivated to lose those minutes! Date of review: June 7, 2005
In short: A good 10 miler In full: A challenging run that kept the hills till the end - nice move! I have to agree with previous comments about the start - being a mid-packer (who got to the middle of the pack) I wasn't affected, but I can imagine the front runners were a bit put out. Everything else,however, was well organised and encouragingly marshalled. Thank you. Date of review: June 7, 2005
In short: "gently undulating" was how the Race for Life lady described the course ....... she was having a laugh! In full: "gently undulating" was how the Race for Life lady described it ....... she was having a laugh!
The course actually involved some very uneven terrain, was really quite hilly with one monster incline, and required dodging of the general public out for a Sunday morning stroll/walking the dog/having a fag.
Nevertheless, it was good fun and all in a good cause.
In short: Watch out for the hills in the second half In full: Very enjoyable race in some of Surrey's finest countryside. The first long hill at mile 7 was "fun" and I had some energy for it, the following ones at 8 and 9 (o.k so they weren't that bad, but I had run the first half too fast!)were less so. Still, my first 10 miles race so a PB nonetheless. Date of review: June 7, 2005
In short: An end of season spectacular... In full: I can think of nothing about the experience which didnt impress. The organisation was A1, as were the atmosphere, scenary and the villages that lined the course. A real treat. Date of review: June 7, 2005
In short: Well organised race on a picturesque but undulating course. In full: Really enjoyed this race. Organisation was good, the course was difficult due to the undulation (and head-wind from 7k onwards),but the attractive rural setting eased the pain! Well Done Bedford Harriers - hopefully this event will be repeated next year! Date of review: June 7, 2005
In short: Slightly expensive for a 5k, although a fantastic atmosphere as always with the Race for Life events In full: This was my first ever race, and I was surprised to come in 5th in a time of 22 minutes. Although the online entry system was exceptional with a pack being sent out within days, organisation on the day left something to be desired. Very slow start unless you're at the front. Headington Road Runners did a fabulous job as marshalls.
Although I got a PB as it was my first race, it would have been difficult otherwise - part of the course involved running over molehill ridden grass, and the second lap was awfully crowded with those walking the route.
Fantastic atmosphere though, and all in a good cause. Date of review: June 7, 2005