In short: Great race, monster climbs, nice dip at the end In full: This was my first multi-terrain race, really enjoyed it. The ground was pretty hard although there were some patches of mud, tough on the ankles as some of the surfaces were quite rutted but if it had been muddy the climbs would have been more tiring so bit of a trade off really. The marshals were great and there were lots of them so the course was always clear and the big line of runners meant you were never in any doubt about where to go. The four main climbs were hard and I mainly walked especially after the first one, but all part of the challenge and what makes the event stand out from a normal cross country for me. The dip the River Avon in the last mile was ok and a good way to finish off the course. The cakes and tea at the end were very welcome, someone must have baking for weeks. I was near the back of the field but there were still plenty of cakes left. Would definitely like to do this race again. Date of review: February 25, 2013
In short: Tough but gret atmosphere In full: This race must have something as I keep coming back every year. Very tough, but good spirit amongst the runners and very friendly marshals. Particular thanks to the marshals as it was bitterly cold, not a day for standing around. Date of review: February 24, 2013
In short: All in all a very well ran club event for a decent half marathon.... a long (but not steep) hill at 4-5m and a drag at 10-11m, but still my overall PB course and favourite Half. Date of review: August 29, 2012
In short: lovely meander around pewsey vale In full: thanks to organisers and marshalls for another spot on race. sorry to have been a bit of a slow worm at the back but slow and steady gets a tshirt and a PB!! massive thanks to my brother and sister who got me round as flagging a bit as my iron stores a wee bit low!! and to our family for road side support !!!will definitely be back next year!! Date of review: August 28, 2012
In short: Glad to be back at this one In full: Very glad to have done the Pewsey half this year, even though I was physically not in condition for it, and my thoughts were elsewhere.
Despite the lack of training and a much slower time than usual, I very much enjoyed this event again having missed it last year and a DNF in 2010.
I don't think I realised in previous years how pretty the scenery in this race is, possibly because I had more time to take it in this year, being so slow!
Very well organised, free parking at the start, clear instructions and well marked with lots of friendly and encouraging marshalls. Four water stations were a godsend on a warm day, but an energy drink or jelly babies might not have gone amiss.
Very friendly crowd, even if it was predominantly club runners. Lovely home made cakes, and a nice memento (a pump bag) to go with a decent t-shirt. Personally I don't understand why people prefer a medal, it's not as if you can do anything with them.
Look forward to seeing you again next year PVRC and a special thank you to Mark Anderson for being understanding of my situation and the nice lady marshall who was willing to keep a t-shirt for me had I been out on the course for longer than I was. Date of review: August 28, 2012
In short: Nice scenery, nice atmosphere and well organised In full: I found the run tough personally but that was due to a lack of training rather than it was a horrible course. Despite this I found the run a pleasurable morning. It is a nice course, scenic, little traffic, few spectators but the marshalls were excellent and very supportive. It is a small event and rather low key but I do not see this as a negative. I hope the organisers do not try to change this as it makes the event quite unique. Normally I only do races where you get a medal at the end as I like building on my collection of medals but I may have to make an exception for this event. Date of review: August 28, 2012