In short: Lovely low key race In full: My first Epsom 10 miler, it won't be my last. A low key club run providing everything you need. Marshals were fabulous and cheery. Local traffic non intimidating and patient. 2 water stations were fine. The route was lovely and although undulating/hilly had plenty of long sweeping downhills for recovery. Fab race and would highly recommend it. Date of review: November 17, 2013
In short: lovely scenic road race with a long uphill between miles 2 and 4 In full: weather was great for november this year, so fab conditions for admiring the views and running fast times Date of review: December 11, 2012
In short: Love this race, will be back again next year In full: My third outing in 4 years as injured last year and somehow managed to PB by a country mile which considering the hills was totally unexpected.
As usual the marshals were first class and really encouraging when you needed that little lift after a long climb, well done guys.
My only gripe as I have found in previous years is that the start was again a bit of a shambles with no one really aware that the race had begun further back in the field. The new start line also confused some people. That said it didn't spoil the race for me and I'm already looking forward to next year. Date of review: November 22, 2012
In short: Undulating; but not too bad In full: not much to add that others haven't. hills in the first half are long rather than steep. like the bright yellow mug that was given as a prize! Date of review: November 19, 2012
In short: Nice enough! In full: The start of this race took a lot of people by surprise not only was there no warning a lot of people thought it was going to start in the opposite direction! After that it was a fine if uneventful course. Shame that there was so much traffic - fairly dangerous at some points (that was the drivers not runners fault) which was a shame. Nice memento at the end and one water stop in my opinion is plenty for a 10 miler.
All in all good, but not amazing. Date of review: November 19, 2012
In short: Well organised race, no gimmicks but a real challenge In full: This is certainly a real "runners race" - on a challenging course with no gimmicks or goody bags but just the pleasure of a well-organised event. The course is hilly but fair and although the all-road course was certainly not traffic free it was well marshalled and the drivers who I came across were perfectly courteous and much of the course had decent pavements anyway. The field was of a high standard (the 2 hour cut-off is not unreasonable for a 10 mile race and I could see the reasoning for it on safety grounds) but not intimidatingly so for average runners. I liked the choice of a pen or mug as a momento. Date of review: November 19, 2012