In short: Nice morning out, well looked after by the ORR In full: Really well organised race and a route that I enjoyed. I ran with my better half and we were concerned that the course would make it difficult for her to run a decent time. As it turned out she ran really well and managed a PB! My only regret was that I did not bring my children to enjoy the kids races/fun run. I will definitely be back next year though and will bring them along. The ORR guys were excellent and marshalled the route very well with lots of encouragement. Well done! Date of review: June 22, 2009
In short: Challenging hills, a few bottle necks, but very fun. In full: A few bottle necks, especially when right at the start, and had to come to a complete stop a couple of times. Hills very very hard work but a nice mix of terrain and scenery to keep things interesting.
Only my 3rd 10K and found it hard to find my pace. Think its maybe a little challenging for beginners. Looking forward to coming back next year with lessons learnt. Date of review: June 22, 2009
In short: Excellent local race In full: One of the best in the area, challenging course in pleasant countryside, friendly encouraging marshals, toilets without a queue, an organiser who responds to queries Date of review: June 22, 2009
In short: Throroughly enjoyable - fantastic course and great organisation In full: Great family fun day out atmosphere, lost happening, and very well organised. The scenery was beautiful! I want to go back! Very tough hills but they just added to the sense of acomplishment. The organisation was flawless. There were very friendly and enthusiastic marshalls in all the right places, the markers were well placed and not confusing at all, water stations in the right places too and a lovely medal waiting for all of us at the end. I spent the rest of my Sunday on a high. I loved it, want to do it again! Thank you so much for providing such a fantastic organisation. Great job! Date of review: June 22, 2009
In short: A great, well organised race attracting some Elite runners yet still catering for all capabilities. Nice fun day out for the family with plenty to keep your kids amused while you take in the lovely scenery of High Elms & Orpington. In full: Great marshalls will encourage you around the course which is hilly in several places presenting a great challenge for runners with 1-2 years experience looking for a stretch. Date of review: June 22, 2009
In short: Hills are a killer! In full: Only my 3rd 10k and I was warned it was a tough one full of hills... it felt like they would never end! Luckily enough downhills to compensate and make up the time lost struggling upwards.
Nice medal and really great family atmoshere particularly with all the kids races earlier in the morning.