In short: NO WALK IN THE PARK In full: Ever changing terrain and that hill in the middle came from nowhere what a race. Great atmosphere and encouraging marshals. The hardest part for me was which cake to have first so many (Bread pud was tops) Date of review: January 17, 2006
In short: This time I brought friends and more money! In full: The route was way stickier than last year and mile 9 through the Somme-like mud could finish a less greedy person but my eye was on the main prize CAKE! Whoever made the lemon curd-filled victoria sponge was a genius and the fruit cake was scrumptious too! I brought along a couple of friends who loved it and now know that I am not exaggerating the hills and the hospitality. Whilst in the loo queue - long, chatty and preferable to waiting out in the wind - I noticed that the Milton Lilbourne WI is closing - this is a travesty and cannot happen! The village will starve and who will take such good care of us next year? Once again a fantastic race - worth hauling over from Bristol on a soggy Sunday and I had genuinely forgotten just how tough it is - Vale of Pewsey runners you just get better! Date of review: January 16, 2006
In short: This is a race that really hits the spot, in fact it hits all the spots then some more In full: If your key event is a ten and a bit mile, very hilly, very muddy race in Wiltshire then this is an ideal race for a PB otherwise forget it!
This was the first time that I run this race and I love it. Even the climb up the vertical wall of mud was fun although the way back down was precarious to say the least. The race was well marshalled with lots of encouragement all round the course. I was even told that I was an ‘inspiration’ by one of the marshals (bet he says that to all the runners!) near the finish. The rendition of happy birthday at the start was a nice touch Overall this was one of those great events that stand out from the crowd! I’ll definitely be doing again.