In short: Good sharpener for your Sunday roast! In full: The weather was much better than in 2009 and I thoroughly enjoyed the race again but I did find it less well organised than last year. Suggested improvements: 1. Giving numbers out in the hall works well but clearly post the categories A-D, E-J etc on the wall behind the desk, not on the desk itself to ease congestion. 2. Remove benches from the queuing area - they were dangerous. 3. Provide more toilets. 4. Make it clearer where the start is in relation to the school (not everybody knows this). 5. Order sufficient medals. 6. Use some sort of PA system so those of us at the back of the hall could hear the winners' names.
On the plus side, the post-race refreshments were superb as was the choice of momento and the atmosphere was very friendly. With a few refinements this could be a 10 out of 10 race.
In short: Fairly fast and flat course In full: A good race with definate p.b potential. A couple of very slight, brief, sections over the M5 are the only minor parts which are not flat. Good marshalls,nice momento, and great to meet an olympic gold medallist starter too. Date of review: November 4, 2009
In short: Well organised and friendly 5 miles In full: First time I have run this race despite being local to Tewkesbury. No gripes, even the weather cooperated on the whole apart from being a tad blustery in places but heck, it is November! Giving numbers out in the gym worked well. As for the course, there are only one or two minor hills crossing the motorway, otherwise it's pancake flat which meant a PB for me. Very well organised and friendly, just the right amount of marshalls. It's obvious that this is a race organised by runners - there was even plenty of loo roll in the ladies, which is quite a rarity! Fab cakes and hot food at the end with a local celebrity dishing out the prizes. Lovely glass momento for all runners - everyone's a winner and a bargain at £6. Top marks Tewkesbury AC - I'll be back next year! Date of review: November 1, 2009
In short: Flatish course with very good marshalling - overall a great day In full: My first ever road race - glad I went for this one as it was very well organised and a nice course with excellent marshalling. Would definitely reccomend, will definitely be back next year. Oh, and lovely cakes after too! Date of review: November 1, 2009
In short: Another top run by Tewkesbury AC In full: Pretty well organised, cheap entry at a five, unique gift afterwards of a Tewkesbury AC kit bag, delicious and good value pork baps and cakes afterwards, and excellent facilities at the school make this a lovely race for all. Course is rural and car free, and quick. Will be back again in 2009! Date of review: November 3, 2008
In short: Great local race, super atmosphere, excellent organisation. In full: Very exciting race again; very well organised and with a great, friendly atmosphere. I'd forgotten about the pork, stuffing and apple sauce rolls, the cakes and the tea afterwards so it all came as nice surprise. Add to this the changing facilities and the showers and this race is absolutely ideal! Date of review: November 2, 2008