In short: A truly fantastic event -- yet again! In full: This was my second time participating in the Malvern Joggers 10k. I was in two minds about running at all, having suffered with some nasty injuries of late, but I'm so glad I did. The scenery was even better than I remembered it -- the gradual ascent towards the picturesque priory, the alluring sparkle of the water at Gullet Quarry, the breathtaking panoramic views of the Malvern Hills (I could go on!). Even the course wasn't as brutal as I'd remembered it! There are a couple of long uphill 'drags' but nothing to bring you to your knees (as long as you're sensible!). Given that this is not a PB course, I would recommend you run well within your limits and concentrate on taking in the surroundings.
The organisation was flawless, once again. The marshals were vocal and supportive and the signage was crystal clear. Your bib entitles you to a free hot dog (meat or veggie!) and the goodie bags contained a big bottle of delicious local apple juice.
We were lucky with the weather this year -- perfect temperatures and largely clear skies which made for fantastic views.
If you've never run this race before, what in the world are you waiting for?! Date of review: June 14, 2012
In full: Malvern joggers were so friendly, making me feel a part o even though it was my second 10k and I was near the back. The stewards and back pacers were encouraging all the way round, making sure everyone got round the hills Date of review: June 19, 2011
In short: Perfect In full: Was a very well organised event, very friendly helpful marshals, nice course with a good mixture of surfaces, not going to be a quick run but defiantly worth doing and a nice mug and T-shirt at the end, not sure if you were supposed to have both but the marshal said I could so good times. BBQ was a superb bonus – mega tasty! Great value event! Date of review: June 17, 2011
In short: Great event - lovely way to spend a summer's evening In full: This is the first time I have run this event, having had good reports last year. I really enjoyed it. Maybe a little too much road for my liking, but all in all it was a great route. The sausage baps afterwards were appreciated - and sepecially so as there were veggie ones. Thanks Malvern Joggers. Looking forward to next year. Date of review: June 26, 2010
In short: Great way to spend s wednesday night. Route was nearly all cross country, and quite hilly! Really enjoyed it, fast finish. Came 5th! Thanks for the mug and sausage sandwich! Date of review: June 18, 2010
In short: Even better than last year In full: I thoroughly enjoyed last year's inaugural running of Malvern Joggers' 10k event, but a few subtle changes to the route made the 2010 race even better. With free food provided at the local pub afterwards, this is a great way to spend a summer evening.
To those who were critical of the gentlemen who ran the entire route blowing on a vuvuzela - I do think it's important that such people are allowed out into the community from time to time. Date of review: June 17, 2010