In short: Due to the weather a very Boggy, alot of fun, lovery off road route In full: Nice mix of off-road, a bit of tarmac and an estate and a farm. The continous rain before made it a bog on the day but this added to the day in my opion. Time pens at the beginning worked very well and a well organised finish. Well done organisers. I will be back next year (hopefully with a little less mud) Date of review: July 17, 2012
In short: Well organised, friendly runners, flattish course with good scenary In full: This was only my second 10k race, but as it takes place less than a mile from where I live, I was really looking forward to taking part. The recent rain made the course particularly wet and muddy, which added to the fun in my opinion. Running through the private estate at Baynards was a real privilege for a local who has never had the chance to poke around in there before. Pace pens meant a relatively smooth getaway at the start with little need for overtaking once the race was under way. Managed a PB despite the mud! Will definitely do this one again next year. Date of review: July 15, 2012
In short: GREAT FUN AND BUCKETS OF MUD !!! In full: Wonderful race , well organised ,not too many runners ,friendly fellow runners , tons of mud and puddles , sunshine ,all off road, nice medal,and i won a bottle of wine as a spot prize !!! ( Just what i needed after the hideous British 10km last week ) Date of review: July 15, 2012
In full: Really liked this course. Generally flat and well sheltered from the sun on a warm morning. Well organised start with time 'pens'. Why don't more races do this? One idiot in an orange shirt who seemed to think that you overtake by elbowing other runners. Go out on your own next time! Thanks to the organisers. A top event! Date of review: July 15, 2012
In short: enjoyable local race In full: a new race for me and i enjoyed it, had the weather not made it a water logged and muddy course the potential for a pb is there as it is flat. organisation was good and the course was well marshalled, parking was fine but i wish race organisers would put a post code on the entry forms to make it a little easier to find. one moan would have to be about the medal !! it states cranleigh 15 miles !! not sure if this is a mistake or they were the left over medals from the 15 mile race back in march ??? would i do this race again ?? maybe if there was nothing else on.
In short: Small but friendly race. On route the spectators were out-numbered by the cows, but overall a nice enough event. In full: The start was well-organised with runners separated into pace groups, just as well as much of the first 5 km was pretty narrow and very wet and muddy. Generally the course is very flat with one short hill. However the damp conditions slowed times. If the weather had been more summer-like then the ground would have been harder, but then an 11am start in July may have made it too hot for PBs; surely an 10am start would be wiser? Also I'd be willing to pay a pound extra and get at least a banana at the end. Medal was nice and a bit different, car parking was easy and plenty of pre-race toilets. Overall a nice, fairly quick 10k (potentially faster with dry weather and/or an earlier start). Date of review: July 15, 2012
In short: Fantastic race In full: Can't fault this one at all. Heaps of parking, use of leisure centre loos rather than portaloos, friendly marshalls, excellent organisation. And plenty to keep the kids amused. Will definitely be back. Date of review: July 11, 2011
In short: Off road loveliness In full: Nice small local run. The start is tricky and narrow so it is essential you get in the right starting group or you will be clipping heels. In the right weather it has PB potential but beware anything with the word 'undulating' in the description if you are not big on hills. Mix of surfaces, and watch out for the people on mountain bikes, much of the route is on the national cycle network. Well organised and I enjoyed it even though my time was pants and it wasn't my day at all. Plan to come back next year. Date of review: July 11, 2011