In short: Great atmosphere, Challenging course! In full: Fabulous day for my hometown run and great support from all the Waverley Harriers, marshals and locals. Route change this year created rather an irksome level of congestion - the river path proved difficult for anyone to overtake on. It worked better towards the end of the course last year when we had all had more time to spread out. Still, if you're up for a road/trail challenge then this is the one to do. And let's not forget those hills... Special mention goes to the lovely people with the impromptu water and hose-spraying station half way up the last big hill. Date of review: May 19, 2014
In short: Good race but has some issues In full: I'll always support my hometown race, but the route has to change and there should be staggered starts for the 5 and 10k runners. Yesterday the towpaths were very congested and slowed a lot of people down. It's not fair to blame the slower runners as everyone was doing their best. The problem is with the course so next year it would be great if we could avoid the towpaths and hit the road. The weather was fantastic, there was a great atmosphere and a lot of smiling faces. So if you like running up hills then sign up for the Godalming Run. Date of review: May 19, 2014
In short: Great scenery with a challenging hill In full: Well organised, great atmosphere, and what glorious weather... although too hot for me! An earlier start would have helped but I guess we don't expect 22 degrees in May.
I agree with the other reviewers comments about a staggered start to ease congestion, complete logjam only 400m from the start was disheartening.
Also, the 1k fun run, seemed to be some confusion over the route. Most of the kids seemed to run a full lap of churchyard and park then turned left to the finish after passing through the churchyard the second time, I reckon that was 750m and two full laps would have been 1k. Saying that, they all had a great time. Date of review: May 19, 2014
In short: 5km & 10km races: A well organised event, with extensive hill climbs around 2km and 8km. In full: A most enjoyable and rewarding morning - thank you so much. Clearly the organising committee had devoted many hours to the meticulous planning to make the multiple events an absolute success. Not clear how they arranged such magnificent weather, though this may have been too hot for some competitors.
I have run in all three races and I think the modified course was probably the best so far. In particular the extended route around the perimeter of the playing fields of Charterhouse was a most exhilarating experience at such a prestigious location. I am told there is a cloistered quadrangle at the back of the main building and all you need now is some sort of additional deviation beneath the cloisters.
After the race I was talking to a friend about the congestion along the Wey valley path from the waterworks. One suggestion for improvement would be to stagger the starts of the two main races – starting the 10km at 11.00am and the 5km at 11.15am (or vice versa) thereby reducing the number of people competing for limited space along this single track path.
Looking forward to the 2015 event. Date of review: May 19, 2014
In short: Our Rating Relates to the Family Run 1K In full: An Amazing Day. Just Superb all round . Made for Families . Perfect and cant fault a thing .. Congratulations on Brilliant Family Organisation Date of review: May 18, 2014
In short: A well-organised race on a hilly course through most pleasant and picturesque countryside. In full: A belated response.
As commented by other runners the course this year was significantly revised to take an alternative route around Charterhouse School. The exit from the school was by a long downhill zigzag path in the Wey valley at the rear of the school playing fields which was most exhilarating though you had to watch your footing checking for roots to avoid tripping.
I know the results for 2013 were originally promptly posted, but checking the AAT web-site currently for results you just get a blank page. Can these results be reinstated please?
In short: Lovely country 10k In full: This is a lovely 10k race through the countryside around Godalming in the heart of the Surrey Hills, including a section through the grounds of Charterhouse public school, so picture postcard stuff. There are a couple of hills to test you toward the start, so not PB potential, but great friendly village fete feel to the event. This is only the second running of this race and although last year was great, the organisers have clearly taken on board feedback and made it even slicker this year. Long may it continue and see you next year. Date of review: June 3, 2013