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
In short: Fantastic friendly well organised race! In full: This was my first Hook race after being recommended by a few friends and I wasn't disappointed. A lovely scenic undulating course without the crowds of runners to push through at the start like some of the big races. The course was superbly marshalled and the event ran like clockwork. A superb race that I'd recommend to anyone - and a PB to boot! Thank you to the organisers - a job very well done! Date of review: May 15, 2011
In short: A friendly welcome for my first 10 miler! In full: Was very pleased the undulating description was just that, some fairly long 'slopes' but nothing too intimidating for a beginner. A small field and was a little worried when it seemed everyone sped off at the start but found a couple of running buddies on route that kept me going, so thank you! Well marked out course, lovely marshalls and plenty of water stops. Date of review: May 19, 2010
In short: Great 10 miler In full: Thanks to all involved,my third race here and loved it. This year i was using the race as a warm down as marathon on Sunday,so really enjoyed it lol. Ran my pb last year and was looking at the course on the way round thinking wow..that was a good pb as i think the course is a bit challenging in places.but have to come back next year and beat my pb..lol but thanks to the marshals who where great and everyone at the water stations,who encouraged everyone to keep going...loved the finish as always...just a great race ...thanks Date of review: May 18, 2010
In short: Top event. In full: I really do like this event. Great organisation, huge numbers of marshals along the mixed (town & countryside) course. Right number of water stations. The course itself has a few lumps in it but nothing too serious. I thought the safety car driving along the main road to slow the traffic down was a wonderful touch - thanks. A nice village fete feel. Results up quickly too. Thanks Hook, see you next year. Well done. Date of review: May 17, 2010
In full: Well done to Mr K and Foxy Lady. I thought I'd get the mention in early and was good to see you both at this nice little testy course. It beat me but MR K was strong as usual. Thanks for sticking with me for a while mate!..
I usually enjoy this distance but Sunday was not 'my day'. I had to walk/trot from 7 miles onwards; may have been the temperature or something, but had to strip off to feel the air on my body so ended up topless!.. Apologies to anyone who saw that. Not a pretty site but just had to be done. Oh well, there’s always next year I guess. :-(