In short: a flying start....boom boom! In full: a well organised, friendly 10 miler (my first Tempest) with the added bonus of doing a bit of Top Gear spotting for the first 2.5 miles as you ran round the race track (noted the 3 x doughnuts during the first mile and the tyre wall that appears in every programme)to take your mind off things. Then out into the glorious Surrey countryside and undulating roads manned by ever smiling and helpful marshals and plenty of wtaer and gel stations. Not sure I'd fancy the 20 miles though! Date of review: March 4, 2013
In short: Scenic route and friendly marshalls In full: well orgnised and friendly marshalls. It is a lovely route with two or three tough but short hills. The only thing is that it was slighlty difficult getting out of the airfield as there were loads of 20 mile runners going round. So if I did it next year I would probably wait until most of the runners had gone round the airfield again and back out. Date of review: March 4, 2013
In short: Great race, fab course, faultless organisation In full: I did both the Spring and Autumn Tempest in 2011, there were some issues, not enough toilets, no chip timing at the Autumn Tempest, so I didn't do this race in 2012.
2013, I decideed to give it another go and it was brilliant, all the issues I'd had before had been sorted, the start is now near a hanger where you can buy food and drink, and also sports nutrition should you have forgotten anything.
Easy to pick up number and chip, more than enough toilets, race started on time, marshalls were enthusiastic, the whole thing ran like clockwork.
Also a really nice touch to get a handshake from the race director at the finish.
And did I mention the course is really great as well?
Would definitely do again, one day i WILL do the spitfire! Date of review: March 4, 2013
In short: Great organisation, lovely atmosphere - definitely one to keep in the calendar In full: This is a lovely race starting with 2 miles round the Dunsfold Aerodrome then out into Surrey countryside. There are a few hills to keep things interesting but is still a fairly fast course. An excellent race for first-timers with really good organisation, nice and simple. Will definitely be racing here again. Date of review: March 3, 2013
In short: Excellent event In full: An excellent event - great course, great set-up. Well worth doing - shame I had to do the 10 rather than the 20. Bring on 2013. Well done guys, thanks for your hard work. Date of review: June 1, 2012
In short: Love the 10 mile distance, and there are not enough of them around. Good organisation, on road run, I would not say this is a beginners race but that is only because it is 10 miles. In full: This is the second time I have run this race. Last year I found it hard, but also recognised it would would be a really good run to train for as it is a challenge but not a distance that is too scary if you are a social/casual runner. Much more enjoyable this year, more well prepared and paced myself. Some sneaky hills though; one just after you run out of the nice flat aerodrome so watch out for that. Will def. do this again next year A*. Thank you to the organisers Date of review: March 25, 2012
In short: testing run,well marshalled with a superb medal! In full: REally enjoyed this run,first 3 miles around the top gear track to get you warmed up and ready for the undulations from 4 to 8 miles. Hill at mile 8 felt like mount everest though. Marshalling was fab, water stations with gels and jelly babies were frequent and superb medal to greet you at the end. 20miler next year? we'll see! Date of review: March 19, 2012