In short: interesting variable terrain and scenery, great support from crowds along whole route. In full: For family and friends dragged along to watch me run they were rewarded with excellent viewing opportunities along Godalming High Street - there wasn't a dull moment with 5K and 10K runners coming by almost continuously for over an hour.
The three hills were a challenge but it's spurred me on to get fitter and not find gradients a nuisance!
Yes, a Medal would have been nice but let's be honest, after a couple of days will only collect dust in a drawer somewhere.
I'll be back in 2013, fitter, stronger and not so frightened of Raquets Court Hill. Date of review: June 6, 2012
In short: very expensive for what you got In full: I was really disappointed with this race, no medal and a crappy cotton (see through before washing tshirt) for £18????
My biggest issue was that there was no water available at the end and I thought the goody bag was crap. OK there was a flavoured water in the goody bag, but I need plain water straight after a race and for there not to be any at the end of a 10K race is inexcusable. Date of review: June 5, 2012
In short: Great atmosphere, good, well marked course, almost faultless In full: A new event and one that i hope will continue in the future. All credit to the race organisers and the various helpers in making this event happen.
The course was quite mixed with 3 hills, the second of which was quite a challenge. Mostly road/tarmac paths and a lovely, scenic stretch along the River. Definitely not PB material, but worth turning up to do as it is a rewarding run. Start and finish in the high street is a nice touch with lots of enthusiastic crowd support, although a little narrow for a fast start. Well marked course that required no thinking when running. Only minor point for the race organisers to consider for the future is perhaps more Marshalls at 9K area through the park, as there were a lot of people and small children. This could pose a risk. Otherwise, excellent!
Nice goody bag at the end, although have to agree with with the comment that said a medal or other momento would have been more appropriate as it was the Jubilee and an inaugral race. Cotton t-shirt only good for DIY. Also, £16 is a little steep for a 10k.
That said, i'll be back and will recommend to others.
Once again, many thanks to all those involved in organising the race. Date of review: June 5, 2012
In short: A very nice and challenging event In full: The run was part of a day long Jubilee celebration and the whole town was out to watch the events wich made it a bit special. The route had a nice mix of terraine and one killer hill at 5-6K. The route was also well marshalled. There was plenty of support along the route to and a thank you to the children at the top of the hill handing out jelly babies!!
A T shirt was given to all finishers but in light of the event a momento/medal may have been more appropriate.
In summary a very nice day and I hope they run the event next year! Date of review: June 5, 2012
In short: Did know what to expect on this first time race, v.pleasently supprised! In full: Thought it was going to be all on the road but what a great course. Loads of variety, roads (closed), tarmac paths, tracks and footpaths along the river and what a drive up to Charterhouse. Well organised with loads of the small yellow arrows about the place. Maybe could do with a couple more marshals around 7 to 9 stretch? Hope it becomes an annual event if they can close the roads again. Date of review: June 4, 2012
In short: Lovely atmosphere, tricky hills but nice course In full: This was my first 10k race, after taking up running 6 weeks ago. I'm really pleased I did this one and set a new PB, despite 3 or 4 quite nasty hills. It was really well organised with lots of marshalls at every junction, all offering words of encouragement. I hope this becomes an annual event and will definitely be running it again next year if it does. Date of review: June 4, 2012