In short: 'Small village' atmosphere, family friendly. Lovely route, ~75% light trail with river views and a charming churchyard. Last 2-2.5km quite challenging/hilly. Well organised and controlled; slight problem with numbers failing to stick; not chip timed. Date of review: September 11, 2011
In short: Friendly, well marshalled, no hassle, lovely countryside. In full: A great local race in lovely countryside. Encouraging marshalls all the way and a welcome crowd at the finish. Well organised with no queues anywhere. Personally I wouldn't bother with the certificates - more hassle for you! Date of review: September 10, 2011
In short: Very friendly, well-organised race In full: This was a lovely, friendly race, setting off from the village cricket club to follow a route that was roughly half road and half cross country. The start took us through the village with lots of local support, and down a road descent towards the river, this probably being a good time to bank a bit of time. From there, it's a nice run along the river bank for a couple of miles down to the pretty village of Deerhurst and a return to the road. Here there's a bit of a sting in the tail with a climb back up to Apperley before levelling out for a fast finish back to the cricket club. Will definitely be doing this one again, it was a really nice route with a lovely, friendly atmosphere.
In short: Great fun In full: I ran this race many years ago and was delighted to see it back. It's a great course and, since it's about the only 1/4 marathon around, by definition a PB course. Lovely people, lovely village, good cause and definitely one to come back for. Date of review: September 19, 2010
In short: Pleasant course for this unusual distance In full: This was a very friendly, non-clubby run with about 150 entrants. The weather ended up hot and sunny, compared to the wet and cold that was forecast, and I soon wished the forecasts were right! It was very hot running across the open fields, and the one water station wasn't until 8km around the 10.5k route. The course was well mashalled throughout, and a fair bit of support along the way. The few club runners that did race didn't seem to want to remain at the race hq for an hour plus after finishing in order to collect a certificate - the momento for completing the £7 race (with no discount for affiliated runners). Date of review: September 13, 2010