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
In short: Excellent, well organised, and challenging race In full: That long slow drag at the beginning! Fine on the first time around, but it gets you on the second go! Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: lovely run! In full: not as hilly as the previous reviews had me expecting! nice gentle hills, would have been beautiful if the sleet and fog hadn't shown their faces:( my first ever race and i'd recommend it! Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: Challenging start to the New Year In full: I found this quite demanding as it is an undulating and at times hilly course. 12 minutes slower than my previous 10miler just 2 months prior to this but this may have been due to Christmas excesses. Certainly would recommend it. Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: Great Value, Scenic Route In full: Well organised race and good value. Hot dog and soup was especially welcome at the finish after todays wet weather. Course is undulating but only one big hill. Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: Great start for new year In full: Biased view here as I got a PB breaking the sub 50 barrier for the first time! Nice scenery, some hills to challenge but mostly flat. A little busy at the start but all in all a great day out! I'd recommend this one! Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: beginner friendly and fun In full: fun and friendly atmosphere with good opportunity for a PB. Great opportunity to break into the new year in a relaxed atmosphere. Spikes would have offered a big advantage although the race description didn't describe the course as being suitable for spikes. Date of review: January 8, 2006
In short: A scenic challenge for the New Year In full: Foul weather, but the organisers can't be blamed for that! Challenging hill early on, made up for by the lovely scenery at the top. Free hot drinks, Mars bar, soup and hot dog at the finish make this very good value. Date of review: January 8, 2006