In short: Lovely course,great marshalls,nice & flat. In full: A lovely sunny day,nice rural flat course..the marshalls were excellent,locals turned out to cheer us on..Knocked 5 mins off PB..i personally would like a bottle of water along the way,maybe not all 3 stations,but at the 6 mile one would be nice,ended up spilling or wearing most of them.only downside to this race for me was the 185 mile round trip.other than that,cant fault it at all..Many thanks. Date of review: April 5, 2009
In short: Fantastic organised race In full: Great race this, flat course but not dull, excellent marshalls cheering you on, brilliantly orgnised and a sensible sized field for the event. Really can't fault this, the sun even shone too! New PB for me, I suggest you get in quick for next years event. Date of review: April 5, 2009
In short: Excellent race In full: Swapped the thousands runners of Reading for this race this year, and am delighted I did. Total bargin at £8, nice mug instead of a medal and I decided to buy a T-shirt for the first time in years. Run through the country roads with little traffic around and very flat. A lovely day for the race, I guess it might be less enjoyable on a wet windy day. Well done and thank you to the organisors Date of review: April 5, 2009
In short: Enjoyable, flat, friendly, well-marshalled and supported rural race In full: One runner I talked to said it should be classed as "undulating". Was he Dutch? There are some gradients, but gentle ones, and it's as flat a race as you could want. Despite that, the landscape has enough trees to avoid being boring. It's run on good roads (pity runners disregarded instructions to keep to the left, though: some of those corners were pretty treacherous, with high hedges to obscure the view) with light traffic. The marshals - especially considering that White Horse Harriers is not a big club - were numerous and supportive, and the three drink stations (quite enough, and water only is fine by me) had enthusiastic helpers. I don' think there was enough water at the finish, though: the weatehr was warm enough to create a bit of arun on it. There seemed to be plenty of supporters around too, helped by the good weather: I hope Des had a great 77th birthday!
I like the finishers' mugs - a bit different, and more use than another medal - and for me the lower the entry fee, the better: I don't bother much about goody bags. Good value, well-organised, nice course, sold out well in advance. What more to say? Date of review: April 5, 2009
In short: Lovely flat route through countryside and villages In full: Very good marshalling, prompt start, excellent route (one lap). Pleased to see no plastic bottles which tend to get thrown about. Could have done with something to munch at the end, although I'm not in favour of huge goody bags. Nice mug as memento. Date of review: April 5, 2009