In short: Good, solid Norfolk 10k In full: Ran this last year, was 3 minutes quicker this year and with a PB, so well pleased with that. There was a very muddy patch between 7-9k which slowed things down, though weather can't be helped. However, the turning into the finish is too tight and takes time off the run, and I'd like to see the route replanned if possible to give a wider start and finish to prevent bottlenecking. Only other complaint was there was no toilet roll in the scout hut loos, which isn't ideal if you need to release those, um, "pre-race nerves". Otherwise a good job, thanks to the organisers. Date of review: August 22, 2010
In short: A great addition to my holiday in Norfolk In full: Spending a week on holiday in Norfolk I couldn't resist doing this one even though injured and haven't run 10k for 7 weeks. Started near enough to the front to avoid the bottleneck, great course, friendly marshals and so pleased to duck under 50 mins! I'd love to be back next year, but is a long drive from Guildford!! Date of review: August 23, 2009
In short: Pleasant canter through the Norfolk countryside!! In full: This race has grown in numbers since I did it 2 years ago. It has a good mix of club and non club runners giving a good spread of times. It is well organised both before and during the race and the atmosphere at the HQ is excellent. Thanks to the marshalls for giving up their Sunday Morning, I will be back!! Date of review: August 21, 2009
In short: Very efficientlly run & friendly race In full: The mix of quiet country lanes & shadey off road stretches, two drinks stations, clear marshalling & a good run in to the finish makes this most certainly a 'do again' race. I agree with others, a graded start (using potential finish times) would help at the start Date of review: August 17, 2009
In short: Another well organised Reepham Summer Run In full: My second time doing this race and it was as good as last time. Nice course with a mix of country lanes and (shady!) disused railway track. Finish area at Stimpson's Piece is excellent with a good atmosphere. Nice to get a mug as a momento, which you can use, as opposed to the usual medal which you can't!
Only suggestion for a slight improvement would be the addition of 'estimated finishing times' at the start as the first kilometre is quite narrow and I was held up a bit by slower runners who had started in front of me. Date of review: August 17, 2009