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
In short: Well organised, scenic, slightly hilly. In full: I really enjoyed this race, which was very well organised and marshalled, and had good support. There are a couple of decent hills in the first 5k, which probably add a minute or so, but the second half is almost all downhill or flat. Date of review: May 22, 2013
In short: Two tough hills, but they're over with quickly In full: Enjoyable, well-organised race catering for beginner and club athletes alike. Two challenging hills but they're not too long, and they're in the first half so down hill on the return. Plenty of parking next to the start, reasonable crowds in the town and a nice "countryside" thorough the grounds of Charterhouse School Date of review: May 21, 2013
In short: A well-organised event. In full: The race was extremely well organised. There were plenty of marshalls and other parts of the course were marked with arrows.
I hope you will organise the event next year on the same basis but with a start time in the morning, say 10.00am. This will be much less disruptive and remove the likelihood of shoppers obstructing the runners in the High Street. Date of review: June 8, 2012
In short: Lovely scenery, nasty hills! In full: A really good scenic course through Godalming town and surrounding countryside with a couple of challenging hills although the biggest was up to Charterhouse School which is a lovely place to run through. Support was fantastic all around the course and particularly in the town. My son enjoyed the fun run too. One slight negative was the crowded start as the High Street is quite narrow. This could perhaps be improved by splitting the 5K and 10K start times. Would definately do it again. Date of review: June 7, 2012
In short: Very interesting route - would do it again In full: The hills were a challenge and I was 3 04 4 minutes slower than normal but there were some amazing parts. The climb to the school was tough but amazing when you got there (without stopping). If it goes ahead again I will race it again! Date of review: June 7, 2012