In short: Good first time experience In full: Was concerned about the 1:45 cut off for this as I am not a club runner. Not sure what would have happened if I came in after this time (I finished in 1:35 and there seemed to be plenty of people behind me).
Good course - some hills but nothing off putting. Disconcerted at running on roads that still had traffic on them but this was managed well by the good number of marshalls, who were also friendly and encouraging. Easy route to follow despite being at the back.
Shame no chip time available (although this would be reflected in a more expensive entry price I suppose) and could have done with a small snack at the end, but again perhaps this just reflects the entry price. Date of review: May 20, 2012
In short: Awesome as ever. Sets the benchmark In full: Not much to add from previous years' comments. This run is excellently organised, nice course with a few bumps and a very fast last 3m. Great local event. All-in-all a brilliant event from start to finish. Only minor grip: the hedges and trees really needed a trim on the business park road this time to avoid running on the road. Will be back again next year and the year after. Top marks! Date of review: May 18, 2011
In short: Great race for beginners and experienced runners alike In full: I signed up for this as I live fairly local (Fleet) and thought it sounded like a nice community event. It is very well organised and you get a lovely medal at the end. Marshalls helpful and friendly and plenty of water. You use the loos in the school which is interesting - very low partition walls :) I was the 4th lady in so was delighted with my placing; it's a fairly flat course with a couple of gentle slopes but nothing too frightening. Definitely worth the money and I will return to do the 10 mile option next year. Date of review: May 17, 2011
In short: Excellent organisation, bit of a tough hill! In full: Did the 6 miles, my first event in Hook. The organisation was brilliant, lots of marshalls and everything ran on time. Plenty of water stops which was good. Also a nice medal at the end!
The course, I found to be tough, think i was having a bad day, really struggled with the first three miles, the hill you do twice didn't agree with me! Not as scenic around the industrial state but went through a nice shady wooded road.
Also loved the fact that my name was announced as I ran down the last 100m - definitely pushed me to run that extra bit faster! Date of review: May 15, 2011