In short: Rain held off. great race. organisation brilliant. In full: this is my 4th year of doing the new forest 10 and I have enjoyed every year. It is well organised and the addition of chip timing helps with the start congestion problems. Date of review: July 13, 2009
In short: Well organised with picturesque surroundings In full: Really enjoyed the race, and got a PB. The marshalls were great and placed all around the course. Plenty of water stations. The course was undulating with no monster hills. Great atmosphere to the whole event. Date of review: July 13, 2009
In short: One of my favourite races In full: This is my idea of how a race should be organised. It's mostly on trails through the New Forest so the scenery is lovely and if it's a hot day the forest canopy goes some way to keeping the heat off. There's a village fete atmosphere, it's chip timed and it all runs like clockwork.
I also think they do things right with the goody bag. There isn't one. You get a horse brass as a memento and as much juice and water as you want at the finish and to me that's all you need. Why boost the entry cost just to pay for a bunch of useless trinkets? The New Forest 10 is £10 for affiliated entries and in the day and age where the GNR costs £42 and central London 10Ks are, what?, £30 this is a bargain.
In short: Great scenery- great run In full: My first time at this one. Marshals and supporters around course (and there were many) were brilliant. Flatter course than I anticipated and probably the best scenery I,ve experienced whilst racing.I reckon the course commentator will have his name in the Guinness BoR for the number of times he screamed "Give them some encouragement". But despite him I will definitely be back next year. Date of review: July 13, 2009
In short: Gorgeous race through the New Forest - what more could you ask for? In full: Excellent marshalls who were all smiling and encouraging. Good facilities for runners and spectators. My second time and will definitely be back next year. Like the horse brass too - nice touch! Date of review: July 12, 2009
In short: Something Missing In full: Don't get me wrong, this is a good race. Organisation was very good, course was scenic enough, family atmosphere. The thing was you were always so close to some great x-country conditions, but you just keep plodding along the roads & tracks and left it all behind. Yes I know it was a trail race and it may well be just me, I like x-country, but felt like I'd missed an opportunity. Date of review: July 12, 2009
In short: Glorious scenery....well organised race!` In full: A well organised race, and with a course through some lovely parts of the New Forest, enthuiastic marshalls, thank you.....traffic-free and with a unique horse-brass momento to finish.....a definite diary date for future years! Date of review: July 12, 2009
In short: NICE! In full: Overall a great race, especially family friendly with the ½,1,3m fun runs which our kids really enjoyed, also a magic show and bouncy castle plus a variety of refreshments for the rest of the family whilst I did the 10mile. ALl the marshalls were great, very happy and encouraging which always helps loads.
Well done to everyone involved! Date of review: July 12, 2009