In short: A lovely run out in the beautiful New Forest In full: Despite the heat (what happened to the forecast cloud cover?) this was a very enjoyable event. Plenty of water at the start, during and end to keep everyone hydrated. Long streches without shade were tough, but it is the middle of July, so all should be prepared. Good information at the start, and enough to keep the family entertained while the run was on. Ive never seen so many marshalls on a course, thanks very much for the encouragement. I wont rush back to do it again, but will be back in a few years when Ive done all the other July races I passed up for this. Recommended Date of review: July 12, 2010
In short: Wonderfull In full: The stewards were funny and were being innovative with the motivating one liners. The route took me through some of the places my dad used to take me as a child. Glorious weather and scenery was picturesque. At one point I was running along with a herd or horses... Brill Date of review: July 11, 2010
In short: Another great race in the New Forest In full: Well done to New Forest Runners for hosting this outstanding race. The whole event was spot-on as a combination of a great event for serious runners with a family-friendly ethos. While I take the point that others have made about the heat, I have to say that this race is excellent preparation for those of us aiming for autumn marathons in potentially hot climates - so I'd leave the timing as is. Learning to maintain a steady pace in heat is a valuable skill! Date of review: July 11, 2010
In short: Great event, very well organised.....thanks! In full: A great day in the New Forest but it's always hot for NF10.......I agree, an earlier start may prevent running in the midday heat but in this year's heatwave it wouldn't have made any difference! Well marshalled and the usual unique horse brass momento.......will be back! Date of review: July 11, 2010
In short: definately top of my list! In full: Very well organized, well marshaled. water stops spot on,( and the water shower a great touch!)beautiful scenery....i cant say enough good about this, the only comment i would make is the time of the start.....running in the mid day sun was hard work...however i did a PB so wont complain!! Date of review: July 11, 2010
In short: Couldn't fault it. A great race! In full: The marshals were numerous and incredibly supportive. Lots of water stations that were manned with careful people. The atmosphere was helped by excellent entertainment for children - my 3 year old loved the ride/ ice-cream/ magician. The organisers let me make a (free!) number swap at very late notice, which a lot of races don't allow. The ground underfoot was a bit stonier than I'd planned for, meaning that I had to keep moving from side to side to find the best part of the path to run on, but this is, after all, a multi-terrain race. Hills weren't too bad at all. Date of review: July 11, 2010
In short: 2nd time doing this race - will definitely be back again. In full: Absolutely fantastic organisation, brilliantly encouraging marshalls and plenty of parking and water stations.
To the people I heard moaning that they couldn't wear their music - when you do a race in a beautiful place like the New Forest take the time to look around and take it in rather than moaning! Date of review: July 11, 2010
In short: One seriously good race In full: My first NF10, & I am a confirmed road runner, but what a wonderful, well organised event. The marshals were really encouraging, the course was well marked, the finish was great & I managed to pick up a great prize. Thanks to ALL involved, & here's looking forward to next year. Date of review: July 11, 2010
In short: A superb multi terrain race In full: A very hot day, as usual. This was my 19th NF10 and the organisation has consistently remained first class. The marshalls were their usual cheerful encouraging selves and the hose pipe at 5 miles was very welcome.
There were plenty of portaloos this year, so the organisers kept their promise that there would be more. Date of review: July 11, 2010