In short: I did enjoy the race In full: Very nice place to run, I did miss the water at 5k but it was not hot on the day. Good for PB I got one so will back next year. My Garmin made it 6.09 Date of review: February 25, 2009
In short: Although there are som concerns about the length of this one, I would have obtained a PB anyway In full: Although there are some concerns about the length of this one, I would have obtained a PB anyway!
I like this race, great surrounding and the finishing laps spur you on! Date of review: February 24, 2009
In short: Quick time soured by rumours In full: I normally ignore Garmin users who claim a course is short, but I can't help thinking this is. I've mapped the run on mapmyrun.com and the turn is in a different place to where we actually turned. It backs up the Garmin users. Given the high proportion of big PBs, it seems the organisers have made a right royal c*ck up here, which is very disappointing.
If the course was the right distance it would still have excellent PB potential and I would still have broken my own best.
A bit of hypocricy from the organisers - no water station at 5k is in breach of UKA rules. Two runners DQ'd for wearing iPods, which despite the organisers claims, is not prohibited by UKA. However, I do agree with the no-iPod rule and the lack of water in February isn't a major issue.
The village laps were good - the last 2k felt much easier than the normal struggle at the end of a race.
Will run it again and hope that it get's officially measured again to either dispell the rumours, or correctly place the turn point. Date of review: February 23, 2009
In short: My favourite 10k In full: Almost perfect conditions - warm but with a headwind on the return into the village. The course has been tweaked a few times over the years, but I have to say that I liked it when it stayed in the village for three long laps.
Those who say the course is short are wrong. Date of review: February 23, 2009
In short: A PB course for sure - the course is short! In full: Chose this race deliberately because of the fast times my friends have run on it. I ran a 2 minute personal best - but my Garmin measured the course as 9.71km. My friends also had short measurements on their GPS devices. Whilst I am very pleased with my pb, I feel I can't really shout about it as it's not the right distance. Is this course ever going to be remeasured? Date of review: February 23, 2009
In short: Top Notch In full: First went to Bourton for last years Hilly Half. Beautiful Place and today was no exception. Well worth a trip for this excellent little race. Date of review: February 22, 2009