In short: "Challenge" is the right word! In full: What a great race!
The course is exactly as described: hilly, tough and glorious. The ups and downs must be balanced, as the race starts and finishes in the same place, but there were times when I thought the ups would never end...
I was really impressed to see so many "new" runners taking up the challenge of this race and, with a 2 hour time limit, it's certainly beginner friendly. The sense of achievement at the end was palpable and the cup of REAL ale a perfect treat. The marshals and water-stations were well-timed and friendly.
Thank you so much to the organisers: I loved it! Date of review: June 30, 2013
In short: Long steep hill, road and track, encouraging marshals, friendly atmosphere, great goody bag In full: There was a really friendly atmosphere within the field and everything was very well organised. 76 runners. The hill was steep, the road and track pleasant, the descent fast ..... but an enjoyable 10k. The route was lined with numerous marshals, fantastic, all very friendly and very encouraging. No view today, too misty. To end, encouragment from the locals was great, a medal, a generous goody bag and a cup of beer made the race a really fun, enjoyable day. Thank you to everyone involved.
Organisers have asked for feedback - couple of direction signs for drivers please. Sat Nav took us to the postcode but didn't go quite far enough! Fortunately local runners were walking there and directed us - just down the road!! Date of review: June 3, 2012
In short: Great small race on quiet country roads and tracks not forgetting the hill In full: This was a well organised small and friendly race. Beautiful countryside and excellent views (if t had not been misty on the day). Hope to see it going next year. Some of the bigger 10k's could learn from this one. Date of review: June 3, 2012
In short: a wonderful race around a lovely village In full: Mainly on roads but hardly any traffic and nice climb to Combe Gibett location of hangings in the past! A wickedly fast race for the remaining run back to the playing field with option of beer at the finish. Everyone seemed to be smiling and children enjoyed their own races while we were out. Date of review: June 2, 2012