In short: I liked this so much I aim to make it a regular. Well organised, friendly, attractive scenary, and a good mix of people. The post race food, drink and activites made it a good social run too Date of review: August 4, 2010
In short: Exceptional In full: A very attractive route, and the atmosphere is great. The organisers had everything spot on and seemed as though they were enjoying the day too. Having read previous comments about the hill at the end, I was ready for that, and it didn't seem too bad. I did struggle a bit with the section immediately before that where you are on a winding gravel path along the side of a lake. Overall, I was pleased with my time though, so it's not a slow course. Date of review: June 21, 2010
In short: Very difficult to fault In full: I was mightily impressed with this race. I've not seen any nine mile races elsewhere, so this was a guaranteed PB. It was well marshaled, the venue was excellent (beer! barbecue!) the route scenic and the atmosphere outstanding.
If I were determined to pick fault, I might mention that they nicked their PA system from Hampton-in-Arden station: "Special announcement for all passengerzzz, mwibble mwibble flrrrr," (they didn't say that, I'm just making the point that you couldn't really hear it).
Overall, a super day. Will definitely be back next year. Date of review: June 21, 2010
In short: well organised race In full: very well organised event ,clear instuctions ,well marshalled,and well worth taking part.nice medal too.A good course with gentle inclines and a great prep race for a half marathon. Date of review: June 20, 2010
In short: A great event, fab 9 miler through great countryside In full: I did this event for the first time last year, enjoyed it so much I came back for more! It's a great run to on a Sunday morning. Well organised, friendly marshalls, love the massage before and after! Minor niggle was the start, surely there's a better way to line up? But that's just a minor prob, overall I congratulate the event organisers. Well done! I'll be back next year! Date of review: June 23, 2009
In full: Overall I really liked this race.Scenery was great & marshalls friendly.Having done it last year I was more prepared for the big hill around 8 miles but was surprised about the field bit at the end.It gave me the chance for a final sprint though.10 mins faster than last year even though it was much hotter.Negatives were ...conjestion at the start, more water stations needed near the end , persistant phlegm cougher upper behind me and no goody bag . Apart from that it was great. Date of review: June 17, 2009