In short: Great race run by a lot of friendly people. In full: Ah, you know you're at a race in Surrey when the coffee tent is a Starbucks. Charming event in very nice countryside, with handy caffeine-based sponsorship and lots of people apparently enjoying themselves. There are a couple of hills, so best prepare for that, especially if you're doing the half-marathon (because you'll go up them four times). There are also lots of people walking the shorter events, and though most people were very considerate, be ready to weave a bit. I'd happily do this one again though - it's worth the entry free to watch the runners with dogs career off in totally random directions at the start. A very good beginning to the weekend. Date of review: April 18, 2011
In short: Must be good as this is my third year doing one of the Bolt Runs In full: I've done the 10k for the last two years, and decided this year to give the half a go. Lovely weather, very good conditions underfoot, and asides from the delayed start very well organised. The only slight downer, imo, is the extra 1km uphill on the 21k route. Date of review: April 17, 2011
In short: Great Organisation - Good for new runners not intimidating at all - Lots of friendly people In full: Great Organisation - it went like clockwork for me - right from sigh-up, parking, the start. I'll do the 10k next year. Date of review: April 16, 2011
In short: Undulating fun! In full: First time I've done the BRTH, very well organised, great atmosphere, lovely undulating scenic course (not too hilly). I even liked the fact it was a lapped course as this allowed you to pace yourself perfectly. Will definitely do it next year. Even had a reasonable goody bag and t shirt (well, good enough for the gym!). My only criticism (a small one at that) were the groups of ladies walking the 5k route 4 abreast who are not au fait with the cry "on your left/right" - either that, or their mp3 players were too loud! Maybe I'm just intolerant.......... Date of review: April 16, 2011
In short: PIcturesque and friendly. In full: The start was delayed. You had to register at 0830 for a 1010 start - it'd have been preferable to receive race number by post. Good marshalling but some confusion on the 21k course it seemed. Date of review: April 16, 2011
In short: Muddy, hilly but all a great atmosphere and fellow runners! In full: A little apprehensive as this was my first proper race, but felt like I fitted in - all types of runners & all ages, from the Canicross (dog) runners through to serious lyrca clad! And great water station helpers - you kept me going with your cheerie smiles!
The 2-3KM muddy climb was tough, but taken in good heart by all! Plenty of undulations but still managed a 2hrs (PB).
Coming back next year for everything (including the T shirt and Starbucks goodie bag!)