In short: Fabulous 10K, fantastic atmosphere!! In full: The scenery around Godalming is beautiful and varied - the race starts and finishes in the historic town centre, with river side footpaths and challenging hills up to Hogwarts-style Charterhouse. Organisation was top notch for an inaugural race, could improve a couple of marshal points and water at the end would've been nice, but no biggy as there was bottled drink and food supplied free at the end. Fantastic atmosphere on this race from the spectators and marshals cheering us on. Yes, the goody bag could have been better, but I go to these events for the running not the dubious freebies and landfill. Hope this repeats again next year, it has the makings of a classic local event. Date of review: June 7, 2012
In short: A 10k race in my home town In full: I did enjoy this race as it marked my return from a two year injury nightmare. The free massage was a good touch and a lot of people turned up to cheer the runners on. It was a good course up until 9k when a straight run through the high street would have been better than the twists and turns of the Burys Field. £16 was too expensive so either reduce the price or improve the goodie bag. Date of review: June 6, 2012
In short: Great first race In full: A great town atmosphere for a small race (300) in the 10k going through the town a few times and really nice scerary running along the river and up a tough hill to the hogwart like charterhouse school. There were a few problems with water heavy congestion at the start and along the river but it was really well organised and I'm sure these little problems will be sorted for next year when we will be back! Thanks for a great local race Date of review: June 6, 2012
In short: interesting variable terrain and scenery, great support from crowds along whole route. In full: For family and friends dragged along to watch me run they were rewarded with excellent viewing opportunities along Godalming High Street - there wasn't a dull moment with 5K and 10K runners coming by almost continuously for over an hour.
The three hills were a challenge but it's spurred me on to get fitter and not find gradients a nuisance!
Yes, a Medal would have been nice but let's be honest, after a couple of days will only collect dust in a drawer somewhere.
I'll be back in 2013, fitter, stronger and not so frightened of Raquets Court Hill. Date of review: June 6, 2012