In short: Very well organised local race In full: After the gale force winds and driving rain of last year I was back again and once again the event organisation didn't disappoint. Date of review: April 14, 2013
In short: good race, rubbish weather. In full: Full of admiration for the marshals who braved the conditions without the incentive of running to the finish line to escape the cold driving rain. Metal water bottle was a good momento making a nice change from a medal. Date of review: April 29, 2012
In short: Great race In full: Excellent value race with a few twists along the route. It's all off road on footpaths and tracks, including through slurry on a farm and over an equestrian site - including jumps. A great fun race with no expensive an unecessary extras - if you're looking for goody bags and crowds it's not for you. If on the other hand you like a fun morning out in some lovely countryside with supportive marshalls and homemade cakes afterwards then sign up! Date of review: November 27, 2011
In short: once again the highworth 5 delivers good route good scenery see u next year In full: once again the highworth 5 delivers good route good scenery and this year a classic car ralley half way round !!!see u next year Date of review: April 11, 2011
In full: Very well organised race. Mostly flat or downhill for the first 3 miles, flatish for 4th mile, then the hill in the last mile. Then try and get your breath back for the final sprint to the line !! Nice refreshments after the race as well. Date of review: April 11, 2011
In short: Lovely race. The hill's a pain but unless all you worry about is PBs (or minimum pain) then it's a nice low key, scenic race. In full: There's good parking, plenty of helpful and smiling marshalls, a lovely route through the countryside and then tea and cake afterwards - not much more you could ask for from a local event (or any for that matter).
Ideally there wouldn't be a bit of a big hill after 4 miles or a temperature a few degrees hotter than ideal, but the former just adds to the challenge and the latter to your tan.
I need to run a different 5 mile race to set a good PB but I'll continue to run this one for fun anyway. Date of review: April 10, 2011