In short: Hot and Hilly In full: Agree about the first 2K - the route through the houses usually takes the 'shortest path' but this year went the 'long way round' - that's my excuse for being slower than last year! Date of review: June 10, 2007
In short: Hard but enjoyable. In full: A good race. I know it's the same course but it didn't seem as hilly as last year, or as hard as the heat was slightly more bearable. Which all makes me a bit puzzled how I didn't break 50 mins. I did the Woodley race in sub 47:30, and was over 3 mins down today. Yes it was hotter & harder but I felt like I was running well so am staggered at the time.
Would be interested to see if anyone had a garmin, as the 1st and 2nd KM's both took me 5 mins+ & I wasn't running that slow. There were two parts in there, where a few runners took short cuts & saved 30 yards a time - maybe that was the course? Which would account for it.
I still did ok though, thanks to the marshalls & good support AND the additional water stops - not sure what was in the 2nd lot of water, but it was still welcome! Enjoyable day - good goody bag & showers (at least for the men) were a welcome relief. I'll be back next year. Date of review: June 10, 2007
In short: well done Wargrave Runners In full: Fantastic (though very hot) weather, great organisation, scenic run, most hilly course I've ever run but all the better for that. Water stations were fab (well done all you scouters and guiders) and marshalls were great too. Cakes looked lovely but I was too 'spent' (the only word that adequately describes how I felt at the end) to buy one - didn't even look in my goody bag until after I'd showered at home. I think I'll be back next year. Date of review: June 13, 2006
In short: Well organised race, pleasant course, far too hot. In full: Excellent organisation, a pleasant village setting and an interesting and varied course make this a good race to do. Far too hot and humid this year and full marks to the organisers for not only including three water stations but ensuring that they were most efficiently staffed, often by enthusiastic children. As I run poorly in the heat this really helped me to get round. Good drinks provision at the finish, too, and a welcome goody bag with a decent t-shirt. Date of review: June 12, 2006
In short: Very well organised race, excellent course and venue In full: If only it hadn't been so hot! Another well organised race at Wargrave. Three water stations in 10k plus ample drinks at beginning and end were just what was needed. Course is scenic and atmosphere very friendly. Date of review: June 11, 2006
In short: why couldn't they make it cooler? In full: Great organisation, great crowd, great muffins by the brownies (or brownies by the muffins?). Hills and heat slowed me a bit, but good supply of water including kids offering to throw it over me! My friends have made the obvious ripostes to the T-shirt slogan: 'In my mind I am a winner'. Date of review: June 11, 2006