In short: Friendly, scenic and a nice moento to boot! In full: Not many hampshire league races have such a friendly atmosphere. The course was challenging but plenty of support along the way. Got a nice tankard instead of medal and the ice cream van and cake and tea available made for an enjoyable end to the race :) Date of review: September 3, 2011
In short: What goes up must come down In full: I was really worried about this hills in this race but I needn't have worried. The race was run in the opposite direction this year, which may have made a difference, but although there was a long slow slog of a hill there was enough down and flat to make up for it.
This seemed to be very much a club runners race with a lot of very very good runners. There were scouts selling tea and cakes and kids' races - the kids all got medals for taking part.
Which brings me to my only criticism. We got a mini-beer tankard as a memento. It's nice, but I would have preferred a medal.
Definitely recommended though and the hill should not put you off. Date of review: September 3, 2011
In short: Well organised undulating two lap race with loads of support In full: The race was very well organised with lots of friendly marshalls and great encouragement from the supporters en route. I knew it was going to be undulating but hadn't really appreciated it until running the race, atleast on the second lap I knew what to expect. Lovely downhill section to the finish and a much appreciated momento glass and bottle of water to greet me. Thank you Overton for such encouragement on the race, I needed it! Great value for money, will be back next year. Date of review: September 5, 2010
In short: Well Done Overton In full: This was the 2nd year that I've ran this race and I thought the organisation was great. The hills were just as I remembered! Glass was a nice memento at the end to. See you next year. Date of review: September 4, 2010
In short: Saturday 3pm Kick-off - not just for footballers In full: First time I've done this one and I was very impressed. The organisation was spot on and the hills were as promised - but it does include a really nice down hill in the last mile, which was appreciated. Overton seems a nice place and the start and finish venue were ideal. Date of review: September 4, 2010
In short: Not as tough as I had feared In full: Great afternoon out! Two hilly but quick loops, well supported by the locals, vocal marshalls, beautiful warm weather, nice glass at the end all less than 15 minutes from Basingstoke. Couldn't ask for anything more for £8. Will definitely be back next year! Date of review: September 4, 2010