In short: Great value, well attended rural gallop In full: Despite the cold and rain this was a thoroughly enjoyable race! The course is mostly flat and on roads with a short section on dirt track, so there was great potential for a fast time.
Excellent attendance in spite of the weather and a good, friendly atmosphere with the added bonus of jaffa cakes and jelly babies at the end of the race! Also a very nice medal to add to the collection.
My only gripes would be the lack of a clock on the finish line and the rather misleading event name (it was some distance away from Swindon), but otherwise a really superb event - great organisation, good attendance and a suitably fast course for late November conditions! Date of review: November 23, 2008
In short: Very well organised, flat and fast - what more could you want? In full: Thought this was excellently organised. A clock at the end would have been nice, but I didn't mind. Might be good to ask people to line up roughly in order of expected pace as there was lots of dodging to do down narrow roads for the first km or so. But, the organisation was very smooth, the marshalls were friendly and the jaffa cakes/jelly babies at the end a really nice touch. And I got a PB. Excellent morning. Date of review: November 23, 2008
In short: good fast race, well organised very user friendly In full: ok so the weather could have been alot better but that is out of the organisers hands. Well signposted, good parking facilities close to the start, good supportive marshalling, good route Date of review: November 23, 2008
In short: Low cost budget event but great vfm. Beautiful race In full: Did not expect much given the cost snd instructions but well organised event, well marshalled by cheery supporters. Manual timing more than acceptable. Race title hides the fact that this is run in glorious fast flat countryside. Two laps, bit sticky and potholed in one part but otherwise good news all round. Decent medal, enough water and jaffa cakes/ jelly babies at the finish too. Okay, it was basic, but cheap and will get more support as word gets out how good this inaugural event turned out to be. Date of review: November 23, 2008
In short: Would have been good if there was a clock at the beginning and/ord end. It was particularly annoying at the end not to have a clock as had to wait for about 15 secs for them to register me with pencil. Didnt fill me with confidence on accuracy Date of review: November 23, 2008