In short: Lovely run in forest setting In full: This is my third time, albeit with an injury and so v slow. I love this as it is local to me, indeed this is where I do most of my training! It is very well organised although I do think that it starts late. Most 10ks start at 10 and I have started in one at Bedgebury at 9. The first wave left at 11 by which time it was already starting to heat up. The final ( and slowest) wave left at about 12.45, certainly well after I got back. It must have been very hot and actually it means that the race takes up the whole day ..
In short: back for more next year! In full: just wondering why medal was for dirty weekend at Burghley! bit a medal worth having none the less! well done to Rat Race and Runner's World Date of review: June 8, 2013
In short: What a day out! In full: Fantastic atmosphere, I have no idea how they were able to afford such a goodies bag, and seeing so many families and children would have put a smile on anyone's face.
Now if only this last km was no so steep (and it was VERY steep)... Date of review: June 8, 2013
In short: Great fun In full: Really enjoyed this race again. You have to get there early to avoid parking problems. Too muddy in some places - had to walk. More toilets needed. Date of review: June 5, 2012
In short: Muddy !!! In full: This was probably not the best ace for my first 10k! After A month of awful weather I really struggled in the mud.. But loved the trail bits and can see it would be gorgeous if not like a swamp.. Will definitely try again though Date of review: May 20, 2012
In short: Mud glorious mud In full: There was a small problem with the signage as they didn't alter it once the 1st car park was full so people were having to turn around to go back to the main car park. Just a minor problem really...
It was well organised and the 'race village' was good. It's most definitely family friendly. Marshalls were good but their wasn't much crowd support en route.
Some of the hills were extra challenging this year due to the mud caused by 3 weeks of rubbish weather.
I enjoyed it an may do it next year - it's a bit of a hike from Brighton though...
In short: outstanding venue, very well organised, we'll be back next year! In full: from our normal road running to a very muddy trail route - and water logged grass - throughly enjoyed it, we'll be back next year, but our forte is def roads! every race claire and i are doing this year is for our charity - pilgrims hospices in kent, if you would like to help please visit www.justgiving.com/clairerob thank you! Date of review: May 15, 2012
In short: Well organised and enjoyable, a good wide trail most of the way, nice goody bag. Negatives were parking (the traffic queues to get in almost made me miss my start) and the annoying form we had to sign before registering. Date of review: May 15, 2012