In short: PB's galore on a glorious day! In full: I found the route to be slightly longer than 20 miles but apart from that the course has some lovely views and good underfoot round the lanes. A good bunch of support at the overlap point and a well organised event with good drink stations and a quality medal. Would recommend to anyone!! Date of review: February 17, 2014
In short: Perfect for marathon training In full: Really enjoyed this run, going into it without many expectations. Start was a little chaotic, but the field soon thinned out. Don't think you could solely rely on the race's water and sports drinks being handed out, so I would recommend you take some of your own nutrition to supplement theirs.
To all the moaners saying the parking facilities were poor, just get there earlier next time. I travelled from south Wales (2 hour drive), getting there for 9am. No wait and I drove straight into the car park and had several toilets to choose from upon arrival. Date of review: February 16, 2014
In short: Lovely 20 mile race with fantastic cheerful marshalls! In full: Great weather for a lovely 20 mile race with fantastic cheerful marshalls! I definitely would recommend, but we also experienced difficulty with the parking so I would advise to leave a lot of time due to a long queue to get past the rail crossing and in the car park. Even though I accidentally left my timing chip in my bag(!), I had a good race with a PB and it was a perfect start to training for London! Date of review: February 16, 2014
In short: Great race, helped by the beautiful sunshine In full: I really enjoyed this race, helped by the fact that it's the first time we've seen the sun during most of this winter's training. We arrived early and had no problems with parking, my sister ran the 10m and I ran the 20m both were really well supported. fantastic cheerful marshals. No problems with bag drop or toilets but mainly due to arriving so early, it also helped that the weather wasn't wet so we could drop our stuff early. We found the finish area busy but didn't have any problems finding water, goody bag and chip removal. Overall a well organised race that I would do again Date of review: February 16, 2014
In short: did 20 miler yes it delivered for me In full: Top race 20 mile race good value, first class Marshalls , best value food outlet , cakes sarnies , drinks etc. don't knock this look at the whole picture , this race is made by runners for runners Date of review: February 16, 2014
In short: Lovely race almost ruined by the car parking situation In full: Absolutely endorse what MadKazza said. This is not cheap for a 10miler, though vg value for a 20. Car parking was chaotic and miles away. Took 35 minutes to get in and then £2 for the insult. Agreed pens very small and there were people going everywhere after the finish. There needs to be a much more logical flow from the finish and out.
That said, having made it to the start by a whisker, I really enjoyed the race itself.
On a cold, wet day I think a lot of people would have been fairly hacked off. Seems like the race has outgrown its site. Date of review: February 16, 2014
In short: an enjoyable race In full: I did the 20miler so 2laps-I'm not hugely fond of multiple lap courses but actually this was a lovely race. Negative points first - toilets....yes the usual grumble but this was definetly need several more. Car park - not sure why we have to pay for the car park, surely this should be in the race fee? Also, a very long que to get in, it took me 30mins and then following waiting for the loo and then the reasonable walk to the start, I arrived with only 2mins to spare - but then at least I wasnt twiddling my thumbs! Finally, just a small grumble but I think the starting pens could be a bit bigger for each group. Positives - a very scenic route. Although it wasnt traffic free there were very few cars to worry about. The marshalls were just brilliant - so friendly and encouraging. For them alone it is worth turning up! The course is undulating with a couple of hills that could make you sweat, but I do really think this course has a good chance of a PB. Nice little goody bag at the end with a quality medal. The race is also in a very good spot on the calender for anyone running a spring marathon to gage how your prep is doing - turns out, mine is going pretty well! Would definetly recommend. Date of review: February 16, 2014
In short: Lovely countryside, excellent marshalls In full: An enjoyable race, lovely countryside and a pretty flat route. The marshalls were excellent, really encouraging, a big thank you to them. I had a few minor quibbles: charging for parking when it's already an expensive race (for a 10 miler) seems a bit excessive. There were lots of people wearing earphones, which caused one or two near misses with cars that I saw, but marshalls took no action. Not much point having a rule against them if you don't enforce it, is there. But overall, this is an excellent race. Date of review: February 16, 2014