In short: Great race In full: Excellent value race with a few twists along the route. It's all off road on footpaths and tracks, including through slurry on a farm and over an equestrian site - including jumps. A great fun race with no expensive an unecessary extras - if you're looking for goody bags and crowds it's not for you. If on the other hand you like a fun morning out in some lovely countryside with supportive marshalls and homemade cakes afterwards then sign up! Date of review: November 27, 2011
In short: once again the highworth 5 delivers good route good scenery see u next year In full: once again the highworth 5 delivers good route good scenery and this year a classic car ralley half way round !!!see u next year Date of review: April 11, 2011
In full: Very well organised race. Mostly flat or downhill for the first 3 miles, flatish for 4th mile, then the hill in the last mile. Then try and get your breath back for the final sprint to the line !! Nice refreshments after the race as well. Date of review: April 11, 2011
In short: Lovely race. The hill's a pain but unless all you worry about is PBs (or minimum pain) then it's a nice low key, scenic race. In full: There's good parking, plenty of helpful and smiling marshalls, a lovely route through the countryside and then tea and cake afterwards - not much more you could ask for from a local event (or any for that matter).
Ideally there wouldn't be a bit of a big hill after 4 miles or a temperature a few degrees hotter than ideal, but the former just adds to the challenge and the latter to your tan.
I need to run a different 5 mile race to set a good PB but I'll continue to run this one for fun anyway. Date of review: April 10, 2011
In short: one of my favourite races a nice low key event good route lots of marshalls In full: one of my favourite races a nice low key event good route lots of marshalls , a good size hill at the end , nice towell this year see u next year Date of review: April 20, 2010
In short: One of my favorite races never fails to please ! In full: Always well organised, friendly marshalls which cotributes to a great atmosphere.Well done Highworth RC ! Date of review: April 19, 2010
In short: Well organised race In full: My first time running this local race and I will be back in the future. A very quick first four miles followed by a longish hill thru' the fifth mile. I was a bit tired after the first four so found the hill a struggle. Course not traffic free but well marshalled so no concerns. Nice finish at the local school and good amenities provided. Well done Highworth running club Date of review: April 18, 2010
In short: watch out for the hill after 4 miles and you get a t-shirt In full: flat for 4 miles with little downhills, then a steep hill after 4 miles for about 250m then generally ok until end with a field finish, well organised, t-shirt to all finishers is good. lots of marshalls - thanks for them! Lots of parking, nice cakes at end! Date of review: April 24, 2009