In full: Glorious sunshine (perhaps a little too much of it…? …it was 28C later in the day – it’s October!!) and a trail that takes you around fields and through glorious woodland.
It had been dry before the event so I guess that made a difference.. The course was genuinely stunning. And the organisation exemplary from the outset.
People to park you… a volunteer anywhere there could have been a decision on the course... Everybody friendly... A free bottle of beer at the end... Thirty spot prizes… Tea and cakes…
A real “community” putting on an event – fantastic job, Oxted Runners! Just how a race should be. So I will definitely be back.
Take note though – for a pounder of the streets around London, it did have ups (yikes!) and downs (fantastic!). The hills added about 3-4 minutes onto my typical 10k time, so no chance for a PB if you do a lot of running, but I still managed to come 9th… A definite return next year is on the cards!
In short: Hot, hilly but heaps of fun. In full: Well organised by a small club. Plentiful marshalls, all of whom were very encouraging, lovely scenery, killer uphill drag in the first half but great downhills later... I'm coming back despite the grazed knees. Date of review: October 2, 2011
In short: Perfect race in every way In full: What a great race organised by a relatively small club. Puts many other races to shame. Marshalls were everywhere and very supportive. Medal,bottle of beer and tea and cake back at race HQ.Glorious weather made it, might be a tad trickier if it was wet and muddy. Date of review: October 2, 2011
In short: Superb - thank you Oxted Runners!! In full: Great event - well organised, excellent marshalls, lovely scenery. The heavy rain the night before made the course extra muddy, so even more fun! Tea and cakes at the school afterwards were very welcome too :) Date of review: October 5, 2010
In short: loved it ! without a doubt a must for next year... In full: a lovely trail route , i was ready for the mud but not the hills ! a great mix of runners but most of all some great race organisation from the marshalls , the car parking , the finish , the excellent medal and goody bag + a bottle of beer. i can see why the race limit had been reached days before. will be back again next year. Date of review: October 3, 2010
In full: Great race for the trail runners and cross country buffs.If you are new to off roading give this a go it is challaging but being a 10k you can do it.Oxted runners did a great job with all aspects of the race and pulled of a blinder for a first race; well done and good luck next year. Date of review: October 12, 2009