In short: Muddy fun. In full: Toasty warm HQ which was filled to the brim with 10k and fun runners collecting race numbers, goodies from the shop and tea and cake. The race started after singing the National Anthem and the race director declaring it would be "muddy".
The race was fantastic, happy (but cold) marshals full of support for the runners, no race for a PB but much more fun than chasing a time. A few comical moments ascending and descending mud everywhere. Its hilly but its also know as the "Surrey hills" so no surprise there. Amazing. Date of review: February 2, 2015
In short: A magnificent winter run, more smiles than miles. In full: As ever the Events to Live team have pulled off a well organized fun race. All the way from the ease of finding the venue, through registration to the race itself all was smoothly run and a joy to be a part of. The course was well marked and the enthusiasm and encouragement of the marshal's made the race a great fun morning out. Date of review: February 2, 2015
In short: Mud, Mud, Mud, Hill, Mud, Hill, Mud, Mud, Hill... In full: The locals are the worst thing about this. Be prepared to park half a mile away from the start and walk, because they're a moody bunch. I wouldn't be surprised if there were some scratched cars. Apart from that, it was excellent! We all sang the National Anthem before the start, everyone got a handshake from the Director at the end, and the course was a huge challenge, but very satisfying. And despite no chip timing, the results are up within a few hours. Nice t-shirt, but no medal for finishers. Also a shame that we didn't get to the other side of Ranmore Common to see the best view in the area, which was only 500m away from the route. Date of review: February 1, 2015
In short: Excellent but never gets easier! In full: The team from Events to Live/Run to Live have done it again: This is a very well-organised and characterful race with plenty of interest for runners of all abilities. The hall where we collected our numbers was satisfyingly packed with runners before the race, with the air thick with a gloriously redolent fug of excitement, anticipation, nerves and Deep Heat. Breath in deep and enjoy! The course itself is always challenging with a couple of 'little' hills to remind you of the beers you have drunk in the last week or last night's pie, but then there are the pell-mell downhills to make you feel like an Olympian again. The last kilometer has some big puddles (not so big this year but still big enough to trip-up one spectacularly muddy lady) which you can use to wash off the mud from the rest of the course. Alternatively, after the finish, you can queue up with the other hardened runners to wash off the mud with water from a freezing cold hose pipe: Alf Tupper would be proud. All-in-all, pats on the back all round! Date of review: February 1, 2015
In short: Great fun running through mud and puddles with like minded nutters In full: Always enjoy this run, has hills, mud, water, tarmac (not much), happy helpers (marshals) and clockwork organisation Date of review: February 15, 2014
In short: Muddy good fun! In full: My first attempt at the Bookham 10k and won't be my last. It was muddy, boggy, hilly and flooded in places - which all made the event more enjoyable! Great organisation, friendly marshals and a nice scenic route. Keep up the good work ! Date of review: February 4, 2014
In short: Muddy Puddles and two killer hills In full: Pretty tough conditions this year, very muddy and slippery, trail shoes make little difference in these conditions, narrow in places with no overtaking which means serious runners need to get to the front early or they face walking for a small section (which I didn't mind at all). The long never ending hill seemed even tougher this year. Well organised by Alan and his crew. A finishers medal would have been nice but the technical t-shirt with new "tree" design is a nice souvenir. Always a great sense of satisfaction to complete this race, will be back next year. Date of review: February 3, 2014