In short: good way to start 2009! In full: I hate hills! so I shouldn't like the tadworth ten - but I do! love being out in the Countryside on a lovely winters day will be back on the downs for the Perch race at the end of the month. Date of review: January 7, 2009
In short: Chilly and demanding but thoroughly rewarding race In full: this is the first time i've run this race having run the Longmoor Lollop for the past 2 years; Tadworth is an excellent mix of road, cross country, tough hills and scenery; certainly up there with my favourites. Combined with a great goody bag and excellent marshalling and little or no traffic makes this a must for anyone wanting to kickstart their running year. Date of review: January 6, 2009
In short: A well organised and challenging race. In full: With two long hills on each 5 mile lap and an equally thigh shuddering descent this is certainly not a PB course. However the scenery is fantastic for us townies and the marshalls and locals who braved the weather where fantastic. Date of review: January 6, 2009
In short: Why have I missed this Gem of a race? In full: Wow, this has rate as a very good race. I've been running for 4 years now and completely missed this race. Yes it was cold, hard & hilly. But that did not stop it being great fun, well organised & a very pleasent atmosphere.
This has to go on my regular to-do calender. Date of review: January 5, 2009
In short: the racecourse is not as flat as it looks on the telly In full: and indeed there are some other lumps and bumps in the course. Extremely well organised and marshalled (thank you for being out in the cold for that long), the man with the megaphone at the start could have done with being a little louder. I'll be back. Date of review: January 5, 2009
In short: Challenging! In full: This was a very good all rounder with some nice flat bits...yes just some! Most was pretty hilly, its two laps and Id say that there are two tough hills (so thats four total with two laps)
I am not very good on hills to be honest but I think this race was good training for me and a good start to my marathon training (which is officially supposed to kick off today).
Overall a lovely race fairly well organised but a little lacking in the fun spirit - it would be nicer if perhaps there were a couple more marshalls at begining and end. I dont mean to moan as the marshalls that were there were great, especially the guy playing the radio near the start of the uphill to the racecourse and the sweet little boy handing out sweets. Date of review: January 5, 2009
In short: Artic Roll In full: Artic temperatures .. -3 at least across the Epsom Downs. Now know why the horses i back struggle up Tattenham Corner .. Ebbisham Lane was a killer second time round.
Expertly marshalled and thanks to the runner who shouted "come on Fella" as I walked up Tattenham Corner 2nd time, only to see me speed past with my new motivation to complete in a PB for 10 miles 1hr 19 !! Date of review: January 5, 2009
In short: A great way to start the year In full: The weather was below freezing and I was suffering from a cold but I enjoyed doing this for the second year running.
A very pretty course but two long hills on each lap makes this a real challenge. The race is well organised (although the start was not very loud) and very well marshalled. Thanks to those who were involved in make this a great day. Date of review: January 5, 2009