In full: this was a much tougher race than i expected. the mud was like running in glue,and like other runners misjudged the depth of the water on the flooded paths stumbled and got an early bath. but this was just such fun that i would run it again in 2015.. Date of review: February 2, 2014
In full: It was a fine sunshiny day For running the Bookham 10km But sometimes the path Meant taking a bath And a cold muddy facial - wahey!
Yup, I was the one who came through the finish line looking like the creature from the black lagoon as on the penultimate 'puddle' I went under. Thank you for the kind fellow runners who hoiked me back to my feet and off I went. A huge thank you for all the ETL helpers back at the school for providing cloths to clean me up. Apart from that glitch it was a blast and good fun and superb signs and marshaling all the way round, and an extra than you for arrange for the sun to shine.
In short: A great event for someone who does not like mud :-) In full: A really enjoyed this races very friendly and for someone who does not like Mud I loved it. Great job guys and see you next year :-) Date of review: February 19, 2013
In short: Watersplash Finale In full: If there is a competition for the muddiest race in the Surrey Hills for 2013 then RTL have certainly put a strong bid in early in the year. Crikey that was a toughie and a PW to boot! Talking of boots did like the finale of a boot wash, shame I could not feel my feet afterwards - boy was that water cold. Thanks for a splendid morning's romp. Well done to Alan, Nicky and wonderfully cheery marshalls, greatly appreciate all the hard work - you are a great team and I will look forward to future ETL events Date of review: February 4, 2013
In short: Super friendly, fun, hilly, muddy cross country 10K race! In full: A really lovely, well organised event, with a super positive vibe, that I'm sure experienced runners & beginners alike will enjoy.
Yes it was pretty hilly in places, but it gives you something to attack, and what goes up must come down. The mud and few puddles added to the interesting course.
There was a long section of uphill in the 2nd quarter of the race, but the flipside was one of the longest continuous downhill sections I've raced in ages. It felt like I was flying!
My only small request, is that the hold the race on a Saturday not a Sunday (like many other off road races). Date of review: February 4, 2013